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Mister, we could use a man like Gordon Gekko again...
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2010 on The politics of Wall Street's elite at Half Sigma
I really want to see a Philadelphia version of this. Fishtown compared to Bryn Mawr, or Mayfair compared to Norristown. Metro Philly is the largest metropolitan area not represented with more than 2.5 million more people than Metro Seattle or Metro Twin Cities.
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2010 on The Netflix map and class at Half Sigma
A very interesting piece, I do have some remarks: Societies that deviated from this were quickly replaced. This 'contract' between the sexes was advantageous to beta men, women over the age of 35, and children, but greatly curbed the activities of alpha men and women under 35 (together, a much smaller group than the former one). Up until a few centuries ago, the life expectancy wasn’t much longer than 35, so the under-35 population would outnumber the under-35 population. But that’s splitting hairs and if you merely changed the numbers, the point would apply. Polls of men have shown that there is one thing men fear even more than being raped themselves, and that is being cuckolded. You mean a poll, as in singular. And it was a unscientific internet "push poll" in which the author phrased the question in such a way as to achieve his desired result. A man as scientific as yourself should know that such a poll is worthless. I loved your final point: For those misandrists who say 'good riddance' with great haste, remember that blogging can still be done from overseas, and your policy of making the top 1% of earners pay 40% of all taxes that your utopia requires depends on that top 1% agreeing to not take their brains and abscond from Western shores. Read Atlas Shrugged for a great story about what happens to a society when its most productive members go on strike.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2010 on The Misandry Bubble at The Futurist
Malcolm, I think what you did not take into consideration is that late-round quarterbacks usually aren't good enough to get on the field in the first place. A coach selects his quarterback based who gives the team the best chance to win. Obviously, the gap between a late-round quarterback who's good enough to get on the field and a early-round quarterback who's good enough to make the field isn't going to be that large because both quarterbacks have already met a certain threshold of ability. The more important question is, "How many late-round quarterback are capable of being an NFL starter?" The decisions of the coaches, who have the most to gain or lose, would indicate: "Not many."
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on Pinker on "What the Dog Saw." at