Steve Sailer’s blog is the intellectual treat I look forward to more than just about any other, and looking at my blogroll, that’s saying quite a lot. He’s fused a lucid, illuminating writing style with an uncanny ability to make sense of, well, things. All kinds of things, especially insight into why people do the things they do. His background is in market research, and he can certainly be making a heck of a lot more in that industry than he is making by making the fruits of his mental toils available for free.
Or at least he could have made a lot more. In an age when googling the name of a job applicant (or landing a client) is as common as expecting a resume, those who choose to boldly challenge the Cultural Marxist establishment put their breadwinning capabilities on the line. And that line can be a rubicon in a case like his.
Yet Steve averages over 5,000 (don’t look now, it’s the holiday season!) unique visitors a day, according to SiteMeter, which may understate his actual regular readership by half. As one who reads every word, I still only stop by the site every third day or so. If I’m fairly typical of the average reader, that nets Steve somewhere between 15,000-30,000 regular readers. If as many could come up with $10 as a token of appreciation–as much as we’re spending on a single movie ticket sometime over the course of twelve months–we’d have him for perpetuity.
Affordable family formation, the Hispanic voting myth (of ’04 or the vote in general), a workable definition of “race”, getting at the real Barack Obama, challenging the vogue ‘rogues’ like Gladwell and Levitt who are uncritically fawned over by the media establishment–I’d rather give a ten-spot to a good cause than have these things yet unrevealed.
If you share that sentiment, and have more than $5,350 in deductions for 2007, do it before midnight. Otherwise, unload some of that dough your momma sent you for Christmas before you use it to break your New Year’s resolution!