Reaction Points (#3)
Steve Sailer asks why rigorous statistical thinking took so long to formulate. (The comment thread is excellent.)
In an interview with Nick Gillespie at Reason, Nassim Nicholas Taleb stumbles upon an under-appreciated aspect of Left Singularity: “The problem we have had in almost all Western countries is that nominally they say they are decentralizing, but effectively they’ve [given] more and more power to the central government. You want decisions to be spread out. Government debt is a result of centralization, and typically the cause of more centralization. It’s a very bad circle.”
Even the GoP-happy crowd at PJMedia are flirting with disintegration.
Edges of reality, charted.