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Einstein, like Churchill, Twain, and Napoleon, is a Quote Magnet to whom random sayings become attached in the popular mind. One of the most beloved pseudo-quotes attributed to Einstein is his praise, however phrased, of compound interest. I was reminded of those sayings about compound interest when looking through the new 492-page interim part one... Read More
The Washington Post jumps on a new study of the genes and behaviors of thousands of dogs as opening another front in The War on Stereotypes: Looking for a well-behaved dog? Breed may not tell you much. Researchers found that breed alone explains very little about dog behavior and personality By Katie Shepherd Yesterday at... Read More
From KQED: The opening of the article is overstating many of the changes currently being considered, but that's indicative of which way the wind is blowing. When you abolish the use of admissions tests, as the University of California just did in order to let in more of The Diverse, you are immediately going to... Read More
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As part of the Biden Administration's push to nominate black women because of their intersectional supremacy, Joe Biden is nominating Lisa D. Cook of Michigan State to the Federal Reserve board. I don't know anything about monetary policy, so I won't comment on whether she knows much about it. But I was struck that economics... Read More
The FBI has finally released its 2020 Uniform Crime Reporting data from most (but, as usual, not all) of the law enforcement agencies in the U.S. I concentrate on murders, the most accurately reported crime. Murders and non-negligent manslaughters were up a record-crushing 29.4%, in-line with my January 6, 2021 estimate: "Therefore, the national figure... Read More
From CBS San Francisco: UPDATE: 3 Charged In Hate Crime Spree Targeting Asian Women Across Bay Area September 19, 2021 at 11:02 pm SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Three suspects have been charged in a hate crime spree involving dozens of purse snatches and robberies throughout the San Francisco Bay Area targeting Asian women, authorities... Read More
This is a 2019 federal report, so it's not using the latest Census data, nor does it show the impact of covid, which couldn't be good, but it is still of interest. Here are total fertility rates for non-Hispanic white women by educational attainment: So white women with Master's degrees have 83% as many babies... Read More
Google and Facebook are immensely powerful, and are immensely rich because they sell huge amounts of advertising. Obviously, their ad revenue can't be due in any substantial amount to a mass delusion that advertising on Google and Facebook works. It just can't. Here's part of the immensely long transcript of a Freakonomics podcast with Dubner... Read More
Here's the final report on the 2020 election from the Pew center: Trump increased his share of the Hispanic vote from a not bad 28% in 2016, comparable to what McCain and Romney drew, to a quite good 38% in 2020, likely better than Hispanophile George W. Bush in 2000 and only a little behind... Read More
During our VDARE.com Book Club discussion on The Bonfire of the Vanities, Steve Sailer argued that the book wasn’t the quintessential American novel. [Join the Book Club here, and listen to part of it below.]
Lots of events in the Southeast are celebrating the first anniversary of the Racial Reckoning: keep that spirit alive! For example, from the Hilton Head Island Packet: Man who told police he fatally shot ex-Hardeeville fire chief in 2017 found not guilty BY LANA FERGUSON MAY 27, 2021 01:15 PM, Although Devon Dunham confessed to... Read More
From the New York Times: For some reason, that strikes me as the funniest Conquistador-American name yet that I've seen among diversity hires. I'm waiting for José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia IV, Duke of Primo Rivera to show up on the New York Times list of its new vibrantly diverse employees,... Read More
From the New York Times news section: Note that the NYT didn't have the body camera footage when they posted this article. I do, and I analyze it below. My brief impression was that Mayor Ginther handled it pretty well, unlike many other politicians recently, emphasizing keep calm and wait for the facts. He didn't... Read More
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From The Atlantic: Why America’s Great Crime Decline Is Over Even before the recent mass shootings, violent crime was surging to its highest rate in 30 years. Patrick Sharkey illuminates what’s happening. Derek Thompson Staff writer at The Atlantic Americans are experiencing a crime wave unlike anything we’ve seen this century. After decades of decline,... Read More
Two years ago in Virginia Beach, a municipal worker resigned from his job and then immediately murdered 12 of his now ex-coworkers and wounded five others before the cops killed him. This case didn't get all that much publicity from the mainstream media because the shooter was black. (This case is an exception to Sailer's... Read More
From the New York Times: Postcard From Peru: Why the Morality Plays Inside The Times Won’t Stop By Ben Smith, Feb. 14, 2021 In 2012, when The New York Times was panicked about its financial future, this newspaper went into the travel business. It began selling “Times Journeys,” on which an expert beat reporter would... Read More
One explanation I haven't heard for Trump's strong performance among Hispanic voters in 2020 has been the high regard in which the leftist president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, holds Trump. If your cousins back in Mexico are big AMLO fans and they tell you AMLO likes Trump, that cuts across ideological lines pretty... Read More
Here's the 1994 letter cowritten by Joe Biden's nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, Kristen Clarke, to the Harvard Crimson: Blacks Seek An End to Abuse To The Editors ... October 28, 1994 In response to those who defend The Bell Curve ("Defending The Bell Curve," Opinion, Oct. 24, 1994), please use... Read More
From Prism: The National Lawyers Guild was formed in 1937 after Stalin called for a "Popular Front" of Communists and liberals to oppose Hitler. But with the signing of the Stalin-Hitler pact, the National Lawyers Guild instantly became anti-anti-Nazi, costing it most of its non-Communist members. Prominent human rights attorney Natasha Lycia Ora Bannan has... Read More
My new column totals up murders in 104 cities and finds homicides were up an enormous 37.9% in 2020, three times the biggest national increase in murders (12.7% in 1968) in the last 60 years. The final national number that the FBI will announce next September will likely be lower, say in the 25-30% range,... Read More
Thousands storm Capitol as GOP takes action Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, hundreds of protesters gathered outside the locked King Street entrance to the Capitol, chanting "Break down the door!" and "General strike!" Moments later, police ceded control of the State Street doors and allowed the crowd to surge inside, joining thousands who had already... Read More
As we've been instructed for decades, the key to Republicans doing better among immigrant voters is to let in more immigrants. Thus, Donald Trump in 2020, while he may have done better among whites because of their innate xenophobic racism, was swept away by the righteous wrath of immigrants. Except ... the opposite happened. From... Read More
My October 14, 2020 Taki's Magazine column "Slaughter in the Cities" quoted a report by liberal social scientist Richard Rosenfeld of the Council on Criminal Justice as showing in 20 big cities: Now, Rosenfeld has updated his report through the end of August:
From a New York Times book review that provides a useful way to think about the Great Awokening's "de-compartmentalization" of science from the Woke faith ("All races and genders are created equal, but some are more equal than others") that is threatening scientists and thus science. BOOKS OF THE TIMES Modern Science Didn’t Appear Until... Read More
My best guess for why the SAT is falling out of favor, as exemplified by it getting Cancelled at the U. of California campuses, would be what you see in this 2019 graph by Unsilenced Science: Namely, Asians have been pulling away from everybody else on the SAT college admissions test, especially since David "Common... Read More
From Arguably Wrong, with the "basic reproduction number" or R0 on the horizontal axis and the total number of American deaths on the vertical (logarithmic) axis. Epidemiological modeling Posted by arguably wrong March 10, 2020 A basic SIR model for the epidemic. Total population 327 million, with a single initiating infection. 12 day course of... Read More
Here's a brand new study of racial admixture and IQ scores. From Psych: Global Ancestry and Cognitive Ability Jordan Lasker, Bryan J. Pesta, John G. R. Fuerst and Emil O. W. Kirkegaard * Correspondence: [email protected] Received: 8 June 2019; Accepted: 28 August 2019; Published: 30 August 2019 Abstract: Using data from the Philadelphia Neurodevelopmental Cohort,... Read More
A giant story in The Atlantic: To be precise, Dr. Chetty appears to have gotten his biggest break nine months before he was born: It's almost as if Raj Chetty had been eugenically bred to be smart and successful. But of course that's a pseudoscience, so he turned out dumb and unsuccessful: When Chetty was... Read More
From the New York Times today: One of the many HateGraphs published in the NYT today to show how evil white supremacists are using facts, logic, and science. I will put in bold all words like "misconception" and "distortion" so you can know what is Goodth
King of Queens Joe Crowley is a 9-term Democratic Congressman from Queens who was seen as a successor to Nancy Pelosi whenever it is that her era finally grinds to a halt. But tonight he got smashed in the Democratic primary by a pretty young Puerto Rican socialist lady running on a platform of free... Read More
From the New York Times: Here's Razib's early reaction to Reich's book. Greg Cochran is doing a fundraiser at West Hunter to pay him to review "Who We Are" in depth. In 1942, the anthropologist Ashley Montagu published “Man’s Most Dangerous Myth: The Fallacy of Race,” an influential book that argued that race is a... Read More
From Google: From Bing: From DuckDuckGo: The good news is that Google's Boxed Warning from the Anti-Criticism League probably doesn't much matter because if you type in "unz review" (instead of "what is the unz review") you'll get the, you know, Unz Review as the first choice and the ADL's warning about the Unz Review... Read More
From the New York Times: - It's almost as if 45 to 50 years of affirmative action haven't succeeded in making blacks and Hispanics smarter ... Here's the 1996-2011 trends in SAT Math scores from Unsilenced Science: Not much is happening other than Asians are scoring higher. Similarly, here's Unsilenced Science's graph of trends on... Read More
Ron Unz asked me to collect all my recent graphs based on data published in the United Nations' World Population Prospects 2017 in one jaw-dropping post. First, here's the latest version of what I've been calling The World's Most Important Graph: Most of my graphs represent the medium / most likely projections according to the... Read More
Economist Tyler Cowen of Marginal Revolution interviews Stanford economist Raj Chetty and borrows a number of his questions from my appreciative 2015 critique in Taki's Magazine, "Moneyball for Real Estate," of the flaws in Chetty's methodology in his huge and much publicized study of how income mobility over the generations varies by county across the... Read More
From Vox: Getting worked up over Charles Murray being allowed on a podcast seems a little bizarre. (Here's the podcast.) Under the faux indignation and clickbait headline, however, this is about as good an attempt as any to shore up the Conventional Wisdom that the racial differences in average intel
One trend we've been tracking at iSteve recently is Tiger Children taking over the social justice jihadi racket. You might think that just because you are poor and black that you'd get a leg up in the struggle for, say, a leftist NGO job, but ... look out! The hardest-charging immigrants are coming from 10,000... Read More
From the NYT op-ed page: The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools By DAMON HEWITT MARCH 22, 2017 This month, a select group of eighth graders in New York City found out that they were being offered a spot at some of the nation’s best high schools, the eight “specialized” city public high... Read More
I don't know for sure that Palo Alto, CA, the home of the venture capital industry and next door to Stanford U., is really the highest IQ town in America. The highest test score public schools in America are in Lexington, MA, a suburb preferred by Boston area college professors. And I imagine tiny, rich... Read More
The NYT and FiveThirtyEight forecasts have split, with NYT thinking a Trump victory is highly likely, but 538 has gone back to giving Hillary a small lead in the chances of winning. But in case the NYT model turns out to be right ... From iSteve back in February: Harry Baldwin has put together a... Read More
Here’s my presentation at the early 2013 VDARE.com symposium, transcribed and then translated from spoken Sailerese into actual written English. Hi, I’m Steve Sailer, and it’s a real pleasure to address our symposium. I’m going to talk about some overlooked aspects of the 2012 election. As we get to the data, we’re going to focus... Read More
If you go to Google and type in American inventors you get back from Google pictures of the top American inventors of all time. The #1 American inventor of all time is Lewis Howard Latimer, who, I just learned, worked with both Edison and Bell. Thomas Edison is in 6th place and a well-tanned Alexander... Read More
Hillary Clinton and her affiliated media, such as The Economist (whose board includes Hillary's great friend Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild), have gone to war against Pepe the Frog. To be fair, the frog started it. Still, why is the Presidential nominee of the Democratic Party doing this? Is it because during Hillary's bizarre "alt-right"... Read More
From Talking Points Memo: It's striking how blatant double-standards are.
From PBS: Why the ‘alt-right’ is coming out of online chat rooms to support Trump August 25, 2016 at 6:30 PM EDT Donald Trump is appealing to voters who reject mainstream conservative ideals. These members of the so-called "alt-right" have typically taken their frustrations to the internet, rather than to the polls. John Yang interviews... Read More
From Wikipedia: The Birth of a Nation (2016 film) The Birth of a Nation is a 2016 American period drama film about Nat Turner, the slave who led a slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia in 1831. The film is co-written, co-produced and directed by Nate Parker, in his directorial debut. ... The Birth of... Read More
From the NYT: A big factor is that the nice white liberal Democrats of New York defeated five consecutive Democratic candidates for Mayor from 1993 through 2009, instead electing crime-fighters Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. You can see Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk program in the graph below of "Change in Weapons Cases Since 2001." While there is... Read More
One of the curious aspects of New York Times articles is that they are often organized in the reverse order of how the same material would be reported in, say, the Daily Mail. NYT articles tend to start off boring and depressing, with only vague hints of why the reporter is interested in the subject,... Read More
I had only been vaguely aware of the Elizabeth Holmes saga until recently. My impression from all the magazine covers had been that the celebrated Silicon Valley startup foundrix had invented some revolutionary disruptive new method for testing blood and made the Forbes 400 off her invention. Back in 2014, this high tech startup's board... Read More
A distant relative is in the swimming pool business and raves about the four pools at the state-of-the-art U. of Missouri recreation center. From the university's website, here's a description of one of the four pools, the Tiger Grotto: But, it's still an apparent hellhole for black students. From the NYT: At University of Missouri,... Read More
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