Category: Politics

But muh ISM! (Vlog)

  No ideology is a panacea. A very early morning vlog about the limits of capitalism and the creeping effect that the dark side of profit motive has on science and the humanities.

Vulgar

What is it to be vulgar? As with most things the dictionary definition is not what comes to mind. Rather it is associations. When we think of people being vulgar we imagine swearing, or sexy talk, or sacrilege. Yet, when I look around. When…

Fractal Briefs | Patreon and The New York Times

In an interview with The New York Times, Patreon’s Jack Conte and Jacqueline Hart addressed the fallout from their removal of political commentator Sargon of Akkad. A fallout that took with it the likes of Sam Harris and a sizeable chunk of patrons. A…

Fractal Briefs | Silicon Valley is not Intellectual

Topics – Technicians are not intellectuals – Technocrats are not elite (using prebuilt tools isn’t special) – Using technology to enforce worldviews is douchy – What is an intellectual – How credentialism and materialism rot brains and cultures – You need to repeat good…

Principle and Profit

The economic landscape has shifted dramatically. That is what we are told. It certainly seems to be true. I have my reservations but that’s beside the point. The validity of that statement isn’t the focus of this here essay. No. What seems of utmost…

McNamara talks…

In 1995…and no one listened….and they keep playing dominos…   This is why I drink….

Fractal Briefs| Losing DeWitts

  And after having mangled, and torn, and completely stripped the two brothers, the mob dragged their naked and bloody bodies to an extemporised gibbet, where amateur executioners hung them up by the feet. Then came the most dastardly scoundrels of all, who not…