Reaction Points (#7)
It’s been a long time since one of these. Abandoning it seemed a good idea because Foseti and NBS were providing such a rich diet of reactionary and miscellaneous links (there’s also Free Northerner, among others). Now it’s got to the point that I’m drowning in unused reaction points, so the safety valve has been forced open again, for floating odds and ends.
At Handle’s place, are Jews and antisemites caught in a “bad equilibrium”? (From Alrenous in the comments: “The British conquer the entire world, twice, and people are still scared of the Joos.”). In addition, this fished-up piece on the muscular liberal push beyond boutique multiculturalism is an impressive catch.
Jim sees “chaos coming. Power will fall into the street, hot, radioactive, dangerous, and desired, to be picked up first by one group, then another, each new pair of hands slippery with the blood of innocents, after the fashion of the Arab spring.” (Anti-entryism isn’t exit, but a different problem altogether.)
Bryan Caplan revisits Galton’s controversial plan to liberate Africa from Africans.
Bill Fleckenstein delivers a righteous Austro-Apocalyptic rant: “The longer you keep pursuing insane policies, the more you pile (them) on top of each other, the worse it gets … So, when the Fed can’t print money and we have to deal with this, it’s going to be brutal.”
Jim Quinn pans out to the wider political economy: “The best case scenario would be for a collapse similar to the Soviet Union’s relatively peaceful disintegration into impotent republics. I don’t believe we’ll be this fortunate. The most powerful military empire in world history will not fade away. It will go out in a blaze of glory with a currency collapse, hyper-inflation, and war on a grand scale. … Sadly, I’ve come to the conclusion that our system and majority of citizens are too corrupted to change our course through the ballot box or instituting policies along the lines of those proposed by Ron Paul and many other thoughtful liberty minded people. We are experiencing the downside of a representative democracy.”
Pethokoukis on the cost of the crisis so far: a cool US$30,000,000,000,000. (That’s just in America.)
Some nice wealth graphics here. Half of the world’s richest women are Chinese. Except for some Germans, and a few Brazilians, it seems that just about everyone on earth with serious assets is either Anglospherean or Chinese (or both).
Is online information about to be containerized?
The excommunication of Spinoza.
Where’s my jetpack?