Long form interview in The Postil Magazine

Gregoire Canlorbe has been kind enough to interview me. It went deep into many topics! Hope you enjoy. The Postil Magazine: Neo-Positive Realism: A Discussion With Emil O.W. Kirkegaard Title should be neo-positivist realism but apparently the editor messed it up. Other interviews in the series, just from 2020-2021: Humans In Society: A Conversation With…

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Gregory Clark videos

Prior posts touching on Gregory Clark: What does money buy? Selected readings from lottery studies, Thinking about intergenerational stability of socioeconomic status Updated 2020-02-23: Actually, cancellation comes for Gregory Clark too, Steve Sailer has the story write-up: Economic Historian Gregory Clark’s Lecture on “For Whom the Bell Curve Tolls” Is Postponed for Crimethink Most people…

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The 30x (actually 25x) problem

This figure is flowing around Twitter recently: The usual commentary is simply to notice the Y axis. Chicago men having a homicide rate of 900, and those in England and Wales of 30. That’s 30x. Asking around, no one could provide me with the direct source, neither for The Economist, nor the scientific source —…

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Backstabber Brennan knifes Scott Alexander with 2014 email

Backstabber Brennan AKA Topher Brennan (@TopherTBrennan) is some guy you wish you aren’t friends with. Nor even a casual email acquaintance. In an already deleted email thread that was luckily archived on IA, he publishes private emails from 2014 in an attempt to ride along on the NYT-aligned hit piece on Scott Alexander (Scott’s comments…

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