Lightning Round – 2017/03/29

All freedom are exercises of discriminating authority.
Related: Passive exercises of authority aren’t.
Related: Objective freedom: the formless void.

King Henry’s rabbit hole.

The geopolitics of empire.

The wall is being built.
Related: No exit, no entry.

Tribal realism.

The mannerbund and coordination.

Tyler Cowen’s unexpected neoreactionary manifesto.

Integration’s who and whom.
Related: The inevitability of right-wing Europe.
Related: Be the CEO.
Related: On the fourth-turning.

The sin of Denethor. More.

Why the liberal media talks about the alt-right.
Related: The journalistic mind.

The whore enthroned.

Lessons from the Gulenist movement.
Related: Flynn’s Turkey work.

The CIA’s NSA.
Related: Valuing privacy.

Implementing patriarchy without the state.

World war meme.

Dispatches from the witch hunt.

Notes on Right-Petersonian Deviationism.
Related: On Peterson vs. Harris.
Related: Notes on propaganda.

Marx, nationalism, modernism, and fascism: Gregor (1, 2, 3, 4) and Griffin (1, 2).

The solution we do not want.
Related: Population vs. civilization replacement.
Related: “Have 5 children, not 3.”

Harrison Bergeron CRISPR Babies.

Demographic breakdowns of the election.
Related: An experiment of a sex-swapped presidential debate.

The decline and fall of a cavalier family.

Fake American.

Fixing healthcare.

Intolerable school funding.

Good leaders are rock star divas.
Related: Trust Trump.
Related: More Reagan than Reagan.

Winning by losing.

Trump was spied on.

Japan becoming capital.

Wilders’ Weimarish headwinds.

Species of exit: Israel.

Hope & Change.
Related: Beating up the Black Bloc.

On Hitler.

Seeing like a state.

The illegality of the courts.

Is racism an instinct?

Racism in education.

Waking from the fever dream.

Dougherty’s paleocon blues.

Defanging the dragon.

Romance and the red, blue, black, purple, and white pills.

The desire for the full Titanic experience.

On the Gen. 29 love story.

Fighting for his lady’s honour.

Feminism in a picture.

Female Author: Feminism is bad for most women.

The decline in married sex frequency.

Amazon pulls a Castilia House book. More.

People are gunning for Nick Land’s job.

The opposition media covers alt-tech.

Clinton’s office covered for a pedophile.

A theory falsified.

An Israeli Jew was behind the anti-semitic bomb threats.

Modern Ainu.

Lightning Round – 2017/03/03

There are no free societies.

Guilt is the SJW engine.

Another article on Moldbug and Urbit.

Jacobin, frogtwitter, and the new avante-garde.
Related: The left is ceding culture creation to the right.

Against dreams.

Defunding the left.
Related: Warmism and the old Mexican gods.
Related: Conservatives find their balls.

Denmark’s golden era of full employment.

Against CANZUK.

24-hour dissident radio.

Advice to the alt-right.

Civics 101 for the media.
Related: WaPo’s hypocrisy.

On balkanization.
Related: There is no us.

Trump bypasses the courts to deport them all.
Related: Laufman alleged to be the leaker.

Bannon: One of us?

Black Bloc cries.

Milo might have killed the pedo push.

Cucked CPAC.
Related: Schneider’s CPAC speech.

David Brooks: Pundit of the last men.

Bizarro Salon reveals RealNews.

CNN Leaks.

Cloud products, usury, and the death of property.

A god we must obey.
Related: NRO wants weddings, not marriages.
Related: Jim Geraghty on the beauty of the threatpoint.

Some relationship and marriage stats.

Alabama gets the state out of marriage.

How gammas help.

Trump goes to dinner.

Nick Land temporarily banned from Twitter.

On Cost Disease

SSC has written on cost disease. Essentially, a lot of important goods and services (health care, education, infrastructure, and housing) have increased by up to 10x their cost with no improvements in service for no discernible reason. He gave some though to it, and a number of others provided explanations.

The explanation that immediately sticks out of course is government over-regulation and over-involvement, as those industries listed are some of the more heavily regulated industries in the US. I’ve written of factors effecting housing costs a few times before.

I think those have a decent amount to do with it, but I think there are two fundamental problems that no one in those posts mentioned. They relate to two principles you’ve probably heard before: the Pareto principle and the iron law of bureaucracy.

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Pareto Principle

The PP, also known as the 80/20 rule, is a basic rule of thumb essentially stating that 80% of the results come from 20% of the causes. Ex: 80% of the work is done by 20% of the workers. Following from this rule, you can also mathematically determine other rules. 20% of the 20% is going to cause 80% of the 80%; in other words, 64% of the outcome will come from 4% of the cause. This can then be extended to 51% of the outcome will be caused by 1%, and so on down the line. The rule’s not perfect and shouldn’t be taken as gospel, but it’s a nice rule of thumb.

In this particular case of cost disease, we’ll apply the PP to costs. By the PP, 20% of the population causes 80% of the costs. Or stated elsewise, the 20% uses 4x as much resources as the 80%.

So what happens when you add a new 20%?

For example, health care. I, like most people reading this, cost the health care system very little. I’ve been to the emergency room twice in in my adult life, and I go to a walk-in doctor about once every 2 years when I have a particularly vicious or inexplicable pain or cough. The 80% of the people like us can be treated relatively low cost; we get an occasional check-up and the rare emergency.

On the other hand, there are those with chronic illness or other conditions who use more health care in a month or two than I’ve used in the last decade. 20% of the people cost 80% of the health care resources. That’s not an indictment on the 20% (if I got hit by a bus on the way home today, I’d probably be in that 20%), but it’s undeniable that if us 80% simply stopped caring about the 20% and just let them suffer and die, health care costs would be 20% of what they are now.

Over time we’ve been going increasingly towards being able to treat more health problems and keep the nearly dead alive longer. Take AIDS: in the 80’s someone with AIDS was dead in a months. Now, he can be kept alive for decades using expensive drug cocktails.

So, let’s put some very rough numbers to it.* Let’s say 20% of that 20% (4%) used to just die quickly, because we couldn’t treat them. So, we have the 80%, the 16%, and the 4%. The 80% still can be treated; we cost stay the same. The 16% still use 4x the amount of resources the 80% use; a broken pelvis doesn’t treat itself. But now the 4% of AIDS patients and the like can be kept alive through expensive new technologies. This 4% is now 64% of the budget, which the budget has grown to accommodate. Keeping 4% people alive has well over doubled the costs of health care.

Now wait an unspecified amount of time for expensive new technologies and drugs that can treat a new 20% of the 4%who couldn’t previously be treated. Costs double again. Then another unspecified time later they double again and so on.

But that’s not including the new costs you impose. We 80% used to go to the ER once a decade and the doctor once a year, then die in our sleep from a heart attack at 70. But now, instead of dying at home in bed, new technologies and new detection we are able to detect and prevent that heart attack, so now we are heroically rescued by new medical technology, so we can die a decade or two later from a different age related condition. Then when our alloted time is over, instead of just giving up the ghost, we keep ourselves alive at great cost for a few extra months. We are now the 20%, maybe even the 4%.

This is not just hyperbole: 30% of Medicare spending goes to just 5% of people who will die within the year. 10% of Medicare goes to those people’s last month of life. Those extra few months are costly.

For education, we get the same thing. Look at this chart:

In 1973, 30% of people dropped out in high school. It’s safe to assume these are mostly the hardest and most expensive to educate 30%, they’re probably mostly handicapped, persistent trouble-makers, class clowns, generally stupid, or future ex-cons. In 2018, only 10% dropped out. So, rounding the PP off widely for ease, 70% of the students using 20% of the resources, 20% of the students using 80%, with 10% still dropped out. So you’ve added 20 percentage points of troublesome and costly students which have increased the amount of resources used by 4x.

The 10% left are the real costly troublemakers, these are the ones that are dumb as bricks, violent offenders, hate school with a passion, have hourly seizures, or whatever. So, if we start to include these very troublesome students, the will be the new 4%, and increase costs even more. The more stupid and disruptive the people we try to force to stay in school, and the longer we force them to stay there, the more costs per pupil inflate. If the education for everyone doesn’t stop, eventually, we’ll be spending half the education budget keeping 100 psychotic mass-murdering teenagers and low-functioning autists who enjoy biting teachers in a Supermax high school from killing each other and trying to learn their times tables.

College is no different. I’ve looked at the tuition bubble before, but let’s briefly go over it again. Look at that chart again: in 1973 only 28% of people had a degree, there were statistically no college dropouts. in 2018, 45% will have a degree and 17% will dropout. The college keeps adding new 20%’s. The 28% getting degrees in 1973 were, likely, the top 30% of the population in terms of intelligence and/or work ethic. They didn’t require much resources to teach themselves. Now 60% of people are going to college. People with below average intelligence and work ethic are having to be accommodated. A new 20% has been at least 3 times since 1973. Using the PP we can estimate costs would have risen by over 50x. Now, this is not entirely accurate, there are likely costs savings due to scale and at the most expensive of those waves mostly drops out, but you get the point.

Let’s look at infrastructure. Here’s a story I randomly saw from Toronto. Sidewalk spaces are being expanded to 2.1m at the costs of restaurant patios to accommodate the disabled. On the TV report I saw, they said it was because 2.1 meters allowed two motorized wheelchairs to pass each other. Again, the PP. It costs a lot for infrastructure to service the small fraction of people who are handicapped. It costs even more to service the rare event of two handicapped trying to pass each other at the same time (I can’t ever remember seeing two motorized wheelchairs at the same time in the wild). And one councilor is demanding even wider sidewalks for more accommodation. That’s a lot of extra cost for both the city for such a rare event.

Apply this one minor story more broadly. Beyond, the disabled, there’s the environmentalists, special interest groups, NIMBY, safety. You have to accommodate more and more people and more and more exceptions.

Now, almost everybody is and always has been housed, so PP doesn’t really apply there. Cost increases are more likely related to the factors I linked to earlier. You’ll also notice that housing costs did not grow at as high a pace as other costs in Scott’s post.

Over time these major services have gotten more inclusive. These new people being included cost significantly more resources than the people who were already included. By the 80/20 rule, ever new 20% we add quadruples costs. Every new 4% we add, almost doubles costs.

For the large majority of people, services haven’t improved at all, even though costs have skyrocketed, because these costs are being eaten by the inclusion of ever smaller but ever-more resource-consuming minorities.

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Iron Law of Bureaucracy

One commenter linked to the following graph:

The ILB states that there are two types of people in every organization: the first is devoted to the organization’s goals, while the second is devoted to the organization itself. The second will always end up controlling the organization and it resources.

Look at the chart, it is clear the administrators control the organization and hiring and are hiring more of their own. It’s the ILB in action: the teachers directly contribute to the organizational goal of teaching, but the administrators are the one’s profiting themselves.

The ILB is what is a major part of cost disease. Over time any organization becomes more about expanding the organization than about completing its goals. The free market to some degree mitigates this, as organizations suffering too heavily under the iron law are forced to either reform or die out. But the organizations controlling education, health care, and infrastructure are not traditional free market organizations. They are either government organizations or heavily regulated, government-financed organizations.

Unless an organization dies or is forced to reform, it will inevitably become controlled by those devoted to enriching the organization and themselves, rather than to completing its goals.

Infrastructure provides a nice example. Look at the Big Inch pipeline built in 1944 and extending from Texas to New Jersey. At that time, government infrastructure programs were controlled by people dedicated to providing infrastructure. It took 3 years from planning to completion, because they wanted it up.

Comapre to the Keystone XL, controlled by our new iron-lawed infrastructure regulators dedicated to expanding their organization. It was proposed in 2008 and after 7 years in bureaucratic hell, was rejected by Obama. Then was allowed to start again under Trump a couple weeks ago. It has become more about increasing the power of hanger-on organizations than actually getting things done. Placating environmentalists, native activists, NIMBYists, labour organizations, etc. and making sure each gets their turn at looting is more important than actually creating infrastructure.

I don’t really think I have to explain this too deeply, anyone who’s ever worked in a large organization can easily see there is a small minority of people actually physically accomplishing the organization’s goals, then there are hoards of people having meetings, making mission statements, discussing work-life balance, running committees, making HR rules, doing busywork, playing corporate politics, doing pointless revisions to act like their contributing, and otherwise not actually accomplishing anything real, or sometimes even actively preventing the accomplishment of goals.

As people dedicated to expanding the organizations (and their own personal power bases) become more powerful, it becomes more costly to do the same amount of work. All those extra people don’t pay themselves.

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* I know there’s mathematical and logical flaws and over-simplifications throughout these examples, but they’re just quick calculations for illustrative purposes. I’m dealing with a rule of thumb, not a mathematically precise model. Don’t get lost in the numbers, get the general jist of the message.

Lightning Round – 2017/02/21

A guide to reactionary political theory.

Politics is war.
Related: The conservation of group conflict.

Punching Nazis.
Related: Everyone is fair game.
Related: SJW’s double-down on promoting violence.
Related: Beatings are not hateful.
Related: Kicking the hornet’s nest.
Related: BLM: White people are sub-human.

Carlyle considered.

Efficient political order.

Cost disease. (I have a post on the topic coming this week).
Related: Jim on cost disease and Spandrell.
Related: More on cost disease.

Why people go to class.

On virtue signalling.

Asceticism of the wagecuck.

Northern Reaction: the book.

Infogalactic news.

“Boldmug” reappears briefly in the comments.

Bannonphobes.

Politico on Bannon, Taleb, Moldbug, and Decius.
Related: Moldbug trolls the Atlantic.
Related: Moldbug is secretly manipulating the Trump administration. Or not.
Related: Bannon cites Evola.

The petro-dollar and its consequences.

Measures of meaning.
Related: Deep identity in the American wasteland.

Race: The social construction of biological reality: parts 1, 2, & 3.
Related: The genetics of the American nations.

False dogmas and founding myths.

The longing for communism.

America’s colour revolutionaries.
Related: Entropic hysteria.

On stopping singularities.

Behaviourism in context.

Reactionary ideas in SF.

When Romans accepted refugees.

Immigration flash-point.

The psychological benefits of protectionism.
Related: Kristol wants to replace lazy whites with foreigners.

Immigration, gentrification, and segregation.
Related: It’s not a driver.
Related: You’ll never guess how this farmed solved it’s labour problem!
Related: A landlord’s account.

Chronicles of the kritarchy.

Calculating the cost of diversity.

Never look a gay Mexican in the mouth.

#CalExit narrative pushing.

Why are people poor?

Designing a Christian welfare system.

How Trump should tax the rich.

Notes from the gulag state.

Berkeley’s anti-free speech riots.
Related: Become un-plea-bargainable.
Related: 92% of left-wing activists live with their parents; 1/3 are unemployed.

No deferred action for childhood arrivals.
Related: Children being protected from deportation.

Labour mobility destroying nations.

The first confrontation between Trump and the permanent government.
Related: King of the Cascades.

After the Flight 93 election.

Trump derangement syndrome and status.

Trump reveals reality.

The winning will continue.
Related: 3rd generation politics.
Related: Trump warns the CIA.
Related: Drain the swamp.
Related: Trump saves Lena Dunham’s life.

Dumping Flynn looks weak, but he was expendable.
Related: Flynn as a cave by Trump?

Leftists are tools of the deep state.

Trump’s health care plan.

Trump’s wins are not the #NeverTrumpers’.
Related: #NeverTrump lies.

Someone at Harvard Review seem to actually get the white working class’ struggles.
Related: Our miserable 21st century.

Don’t resist the truth.
Related: Some social justice site wrote a surprisingly not grossly inaccurate history of the alt-right.

The alt-right, dissident right, and multi-culturalism.

Prologue.
Related: Israel, Russia, the CIA, and pedogate.
Related: The UK Prime Pedophile.

UK millennial men earning like women.

Dunbar feminism.
Related: Penis envy.

The Duluth model works.
Related: Defending Duluth.

Weak men screwing up the sexual revolution.

Denying feminist rebellion.

More on shotgun dads.
Related: Scaring bad boys and more.

Focus on the Family culls an SJW.

Study: Hillary received 800,000 votes from non-citizens.

The opposition media is fake news.
Related: CNN’s reaction to being called fake news.

The three kings.

Jerusalem Post on fake Jews.

The censorship of Roissy.
Related: Twitter’s enemies list.

SJW’s have no loyalty.
Related: Wil Wheaton being eaten.

The submission of Ross Douthat.

Dreher’s cucking intensifies.

Russell Moore is a Soros tool.

PewDiePie dropped; build your own platforms.

Operation destroy Milo. He resigns.

Normalizing degeneracy.

On Eichmann in Jerusalem.

Lightning Round – 2017/01/25

Here’s the links for January.

Social Matter: 2016 in Review.

The meaning of monarchy.

Evolution, survival, and patriarchy.

The birth control basilisk.

Fighting.

Be the lighthouse.

The DE mission.

Fencing the dissident right.
Related: The alt-universe.

Absolutism and localism.

Anti-Trump classist hate.

Urgency vs centrality.

Dugin on WN.

The government is us.

The liberty of the slave.
Related: On snark.

The warrior archetype.

The Days of Rage.

The need for RW self-defence.
Related: Violent disagreements.
Related: The intolerant politics of reality.
Related: Lock-em up.

Literal obliviousness.

Reactionary geopolitics.

Diversity + Proximity = War.

Ethnic rage in Poland.
Related: Undemocratic Poland.
Related: It’s never for free.
Related: Making Italy great again.
Related: Somalis in the snow: invade the world, invite the world.
Related: The African threat against Germany.
Related: German father rescues daughter from immigrant.
Related: Swedish immigrants do what Swedish immigrants do.

The wicked flee.

Enemies.

Riding the viral whitelash.
Related: The fire rises.

Don’t expect mercy, white man.

How to force the end of sanctuary cities.

Sessions’ cringe.

An open letter to Scott Aaronson.

On race realism.

Blame Canada for Africa and Europe.

Hard Brexit it is.

English as a Trojan horse in Japan.

Helicopter justice.

Probing the overton.

The childfree revolt against life.

Life in the bubble.

Making a virtue out of necessity.

Automating the narrative.

MLK mythology.

Lying about history doesn’t help people.

New pizzagate allegations.

Trump against the spooks.
Related: Greenwald: The deep state goes to war on Trump.
Related:Fake news may be 4chan troll.

Trump offers free mega-viral marketing.

 Soros is worried. More.

On Scheler’s Ressentiment.

Welcome to Darwinian Reactionary.

Cultural marxism is a conspiracy theory.

The apolitical Fed.

Why westernization is failing.
Related: Why nation-building fails.

Against liberty.

DeploraBall cucked.

Cucks not learning.

A potential Trump baby boom?

The perils of government intervention in health care.
Related: Replacing Obamacare.

Bulverism.

Dreher on the Cathedral.

The severed branch dies.
Related: Shakers: The end result of liberal faith.

The reasonability of feminists.

An attitude of abundance.
Related: Why men aren’t eager missionaries.
Related: Too stingy to pay respect.
Related: The fear of women.

The toll.

Teenagers and the education apocalypse.

Pretension is always in style.

The pretense of the profit motive.

Cane on the UBI.

On cherishing extremists.
Related: KKK documentary was staged.
Related: Pull some hair.

Trump not hiring Never Trumpers.

We found the leader of the alt-right.

Pell on the alt-right.
Related: The incoherent criticisms of the alt-right.

Con star or fighter.

SPLC report covers up at least 2,000 anti-white hate incidents.

97% of scientists support the consensus on climate change.

Spaces in the progressive world view.

All their base are belong to us.

Co-opting false news.

Idea: Trollumentaries.

Sowell retires.

Converged Apple.
Related: Wiki thought-policing.

The judgment of freaks.

Nat Geo, then and now.

Sailer fisks Sarah Zhang.

Reagan and the Cold War.

How Putin influenced the election.
Related: The evidence Russia hacked the election.

On fact-checking.
Related: Fake news at WP.

Closing down corruption.

16 most annoying people of 2016.

Obama is worst anti-semite of the year.

California legalizes child prostitution.

Trump and the Batman effect. If it works, all the power to him.

The 16 points of the cuckservative.

Eichenwald assaulted with gif by jew_goldstein. Topkek…

Greenwald under attack.

SoBL reviews Rogue One. My take: it was an okay, but forgettable, family action film. It was “diverse”, but not particularly anti-white.

Talking to a physicist.

Believing in magic.

Scalzi: the debased beta.

Frightening news: US women dies from infection resistant to all US antibiotics.

Some slave narratives.

When did Asians evolve?

Neanderthal pride.

Trumpenkrieg Strategies

In the past I have offered strategies to conservatives which they have decided not to adopt. On the occasion of President Trump’s inauguration, I not only bring these strategies to the fore once more, but offer him a few more strategies he could use to solidify his power and advance his political interests until the day of his coronation. All should be within the bounds of the law.

Selective Presidential Pardon

The president has the power to pardon federal criminals, as Obama has recently demonstrated by his pardons of traitor Bradley Manning and terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera. Through these pardons, the left has shown us that these can be used not just for the sake of justice but for political goals. I suggest the President make use of this power.

Let us imagine a mentally disturbed person who had forgotten to take his medication just happened to kill a particularly vile bureaucrat or a traitorous politician pushing for the continued displacement of Americans by Mexicans or even, perhaps, a federal judge with a penchant for a viewing the Constitution as a living document that always seems to say exactly what would be convenient for the progressive cause du jour. It would obviously be unjust for Trump to allow a mentally ill individual to suffer in federal prison. Would it not be merciful for Trump to pardon this obviously ill person? Would it no be even more generous for Trump to use his personal wealth to pay for this ill individual to be treated in a very comfortable mental health facility until he was cured in only a few short years?

Or what if a southerner opposed to the continued imperialist occupation of his homeland and cultural genocide of his people by the colnialist US government carried out some non-violent protests by peacefully bombing uninhabited federal offices by mail. Would Trump not show his absolute commitment to social justice by pardoning this non-violent political prisoner?

Or what if a group concerned about the racist violence of FBI officers against peaceful gun owners were pushed so far to the brink by unjust police violence that they had a peaceful demonstration and non-violently burned down half a college town (happening to peacfully destroy and loot an ATM from a local bank at the same time) and peacefully injured violent pro-police activists. Would it not show Trump’s commitment to ending police brutality if he pardoned those individuals?

Think of how much he could win the hearts and minds of the people with such magmanious acts.

Of course, Trump could only pardon those convicted of federal offenses, so he could only show his magnamanity to those committing federal crimes. Although, he could encourage such magnamanity among ideologically aligned state governors, showing himself to be even more committed to mercy and social justice.

Of course, there would be the obvious downside that right-wing individuals seeing the Trump was such a merciful president would commit even more crimes of a similar type. Why if this occurred early enough in his presidency, say, right after his reelection in 2020, there could an uncounted number of such crimes. This would be sad, but it a slight raise in crime is a small price to pay for the pursuit of social justice and an end to police brutality.

This strategy is borrowed from Kratman’s Caliphate.

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South African Immigration

The dominant political strategy of the American left is to invite hordes of oppressed third world immigrants to America and provide them with government benefits to vote Democrat. Why should President Trump be any less merciful to oppressed foreign nationals?

There are four million Afrikaners suffering persecution, murder, and rape in South Africa. If America offered these poor, oppressed individuals refugee status, a short-term refugee relocation bonus and stipend (or maybe even some federal land to farm), and an immediate path to citizenship, I’m sure many would be be happy to escape oppression and move to the United states. No person with a heart could possibly object if these refugees just happened to be moved to important battleground states and just happened to vote Republican by a large margin.

Trump could also offer (former) Rhodesians the same deal to escape their hardships. With Namibia currently undergoing land reforms and expropriation, Trump could offer the same refugee deal to white Namibians, to preempt a humanitarian disaster similar to the one inflicted upon Zimbabwe.

With these deals, Trump could single-handedly dismantle the last parts of white colonialism and imperialism in South Africa.

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Media as Public Utilities and Anti-Trust

Only 6 corporations control 90% of American media. Information is obviously a public good, but it is controlled by a small cabal of individuals. They also seem to have a shared political lean which they force on the public.

Such a one-sided corporate-controlled political debate is not healthy for American democracy. To remove the power of corporate media to dictate American democracy, President Trump could bring anti-trust suits against these corporations. Of course, he would have limited resources, so he could only bring these suits against those most damaging to American democracy. He could break media corporations up and end their stranglehold on American democracy.

In fact, one could argue that information is a public good and that platforms dedicated to the spread of information are public utilities. Some information platforms such as Google, Facebook, and Twitter have become exceedingly influential in determining the information the American citizenry is exposed to. Nationalization or regulation of these platforms as public utilities could ensure that these platforms are not used in ways that could hamper American democracy.

Also, is it not dangerous to have a public goods in the hands of foreign nationals. For example, the NYT, one of the most influential media organizations is owned by a foreigner who could use it to influence American politics. Perhaps foreign owned media companies such as the NYT could be renationalized for the good of American democracy.

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IRS Audits

As we’ve seen under Obama, there have been many conservative organizations that have not been following tax law fully. Perhaps there are many other NGO’s and charities which have not been following tax laws to their utmost. President Trump could have the IRS institute mass audits of charities and NGO’s to make sure they are following correct procedures and to ensure they are not improperly using funds on disallowed political activities. Of course, the IRS has limited resoures, so they will be forced to only target certain charities.

Lightning Round – 2017/01/17

Working through a backlog of saved links. This is my link list from December. Current links through January should be next week.

Counter-search.

Moose is looking for volunteers.

Christ as victor, Christ as king.

Serving concrete gods.
Related: Liberalism is just politics.

Through the eye of the nadir.

On epistocracy.

On fealty.

Canadian tradition or Canadian values?

HBD, NRx, and alt-right.

When political-tribal warfare was unleashed.

In defence of a caste system.

NRx on the Benedict Option.

The importance of humility for the right.

Self-deceptive status filters.

The movement against global apartheid.

SoBL’s best of 2016.

The Dodd report.

Basic hunting guide for the reactionary.

Attrition in the meme war.

The Pim Fortuyn solution.

Trump’s NRx connection?

Trump’s revenge and game theory.
Related: Trump’s first 100 days.

Minority rule.

The national gerrymander.

Japan let in 27 refugees: 2 of them raped a woman.

Another job Americans won’t do.

Actually existing capitalism.

Has Germany become a Potemkin Society?

College is not required.

A warming world?
Related: Scott Adams on climate change.

Castro’s death and tears.

The pizzagates of hell.
Related: News reports of a pedophile ring being suppressed.

Fake news, real lives.
Related: Fake Russians and real news.
Related: Fake news fever dreams.

Four fake news hoaxes in one day. More.

Fact-checking Snopes. More.

The alt-right is alive.
Related: Carlos Slim’s fake news blog, NYT, on the alt-right.

Racist objects.

Aleppo shows asymmetric warfare is bunk.

Sowing marital strife.

Rubbing body parts together.
Related: The unexpected challenge to modern Christian orthodoxy.
Related: Complementarians believe wives can do no wrong.

Courtly love.

Dr. Russell Moore: wives don’t sin. Part 2.

The conundrum of gay divorce.

The page gap.

The stock photo snow job.

A society in decline.

The recount is exposing Democrat fraud. More.

Columbia student paper finds a hidden DE book. The comments are funny.

On World Peace.

A nugget from Chomsky.

The Mandela effect. More.

Clinton-funded Republicans.