Tag: Trends

Driving Vlog – Talking Heads vs The Productive Class

This was super impromptu so I’ll definitely have to revisit it. I hear these talking points all the time. All this stuff about bootstrapping and class envy. Some of it makes sense but most of it is just hot air. Join me on my…

Ten Years Prior – Uniqlo and Article 13

  Thoughts on the global village, trendy minimalism, and the homogenization of culture. |David Hoffman’s Video | |Sargon on Article 13 | |The Atlantic on Uniqlo | https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/04/uniqlo-millennials-gap/583219/

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 Radio | Episode 19 – Pundits Disease

Public discourse is vital to a free and open society. Effective public discourse faces many challenges. One such challenge is Pundits Disease – moralizing about pet issues from a high tower. Pundits and commentators whether mainstream or independent tend to be removed from direct…

Saturday Morning Musings – Is ‘Pitch Culture’ gonna improve Novels?

Saturdays often find me gathering strength for the coming week.  They are often as productive as any other day but their charm lies in that they don’t have to be. So I sit here giving my eyes a rest, nearly blind without my contacts,…

TFJ Vlogs – Methods and Madness in Blue

We have to judge the quality of our citizens by the quality of their ideas. There is such a thing as truth. If we want to find it we need to stop constantly psychoanalyzing each other. Facts and concepts are the meat and potatoes,…

Let a Sleeping Dog Lie

Hey, I bought into the myth myself…. for a long time. The idea that sleep is for the weak, that I was somehow special, needing less sleep than your average schmuck. This was part of my modus operandi for a good decade. I eventually…