Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: politics

90 bookmarks tagged “politics

You're Not Going to Make It
I read about this one family... They were tired of society. They thought civilization was unraveling. They wanted to live off the grid. Authorities found their mummified remains a few months later. The family died from exposure and malnutrition. They didn't make it. A while back, a prepper tried to

The Dangers of Elite Projection
(Leer en español aquí.)   Elite projection is the belief, among relatively fortunate and influential people, that what those people find convenient or attractive is good for the society as a whole.  Once you learn to recognize this simple mistake, you see it everywhere.  It is perhaps the single most comprehensive barrier to prosperous, just, and […]

Defective Altruism ❧ Current Affairs
<p>Socialism is the most effective altruism. Who needs anything else? The repugnant philosophy of “Effective Altruism” offers nothing to movements for global justice. </p>

We don’t have a hundred biases, we have the wrong model
Behavioral economics has identified dozens of cognitive biases that stop us from acting 'rationally'. But instead of building up a messier and messier picture of human behavior, we need a new model.

Nadia Asparouhova | Shamelessness as a strategy
Personal writing, links, and other things by Nadia Asparouhova.

Blanked verse: the power of erasure poetry
Poets have been constructing new work by selectively redacting others’ texts for decades, but Instagram and our political moment have spotlit this startling technique

Boris Johnson Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - The Atlantic
(Several of Johnson’s advisers agreed to be candid in exchange for anonymity.) In an early phone call with Joe Biden, an aide told me, Johnson said he disliked the phrase special relationship after the president used it. To Johnson it seemed needy and weak.

Is This a Coup? Introducing The Counter - Insight
We didn’t lose these state races because of gerrymandering, or lack of money, or any kind of Republican tampering with the electoral process. Our failure was political, and all the more inexcusable because it took place in a year when the opposing party had failed at governing so badly that it had racked up a body count. And still we couldn’t make the case.

Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet | The Nation
All the reasons I think the Trump-GOP gambit to deny Biden’s victory will not change the fact that he will become president on January 20.