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The RAND Corporation started out to do nuclear war strategy, with famous eggheads like John von Neumann and John Nash hanging out by the beach in Santa Monica talking first strikes and the like. The Department of Defense is still funneling money to RAND to think about the Great Problems of Our Time, like white privilege. From RAND’s website:

OBJECTIVE ANALYSIS. EFFECTIVE SOLUTIONS.

How Does Racial Bias Compound Over Time?

Drawing upon decades of experience, RAND provides research services, systematic analysis, and innovative thinking to a global clientele that includes government agencies, foundations, and private-sector firms.

Decades after the Civil Rights Movement and the abolition of explicit racial discrimination, Black households in the United States still hold only a fraction of the wealth of White households. In 2017, the median White family held 14 times the median wealth of Black families, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

Like I say, when they demand “equity,” they are thinking about your equity.

In this tool, we illustrate one contributing factor—the way that the small effects of racial bias can compound over lifetimes and generations to add up to large differences.

The following story offers illustrative examples of the ways in which this discrimination can affect people’s lives. In the tool below the story, change the inputs to explore how differing degrees of bias can compound to create inequities in education, income, and wealth.

Two Lives, Different Paths

Meet Daniel and Liam. They both live in the same suburban town and attend the same high school, where they both receive average grades. In their free time, they both love to read, swim, and watch suspense movies.

Daniel is Black. Liam is White.

We will follow along their life journeys—fictional scenarios that are broadly based on the relevant research.

Because the field is vast, these narratives do not perfectly represent the research. Rather, their stories are intended to be illustrative of how racial bias can compound and alter their otherwise similar personal trajectories.

In high school, both Daniel and Liam try out for the swim team, and they both make the cut. As they progress through the season, they excel on the team.

But balancing swim team and schoolwork is stressful, and they both begin to feel burnt out.

Daniel receives a phone call during class and takes out his phone to silence it. The teacher tells Daniel to hand over his phone for the rest of the day. Daniel gets upset and tosses his phone onto his teacher’s desk, inadvertently knocking over a cup of coffee onto assignments.

He is reported to the principal’s office, where he receives a week’s suspension—including being barred from swim practice—because the teacher took his behavior as a sign of aggression.

Liam receives a phone call in social studies class and takes out his phone to silence it. The teacher asks Liam to give her his phone. Liam uses profanity and rolls his eyes as he hands her the phone.

The White teacher gives Liam a stern warning but decides not to take further disciplinary action because he is typically a good student. …

 

Daniel and Liam both begin to think about college. They both excel in their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes and begin to think about careers as nurses.

Daniel would be the first person in his family to apply for college. He feels nervous about being rejected and even more nervous about the pressure to succeed if he is accepted. He asks his White health teacher what to expect.

The teacher tells Daniel that college would require a lot of hard work and that if he decides to apply to a nursing program, he will need to take on a lot of debt to pay for it.

Liam asks his White chemistry teacher whether she thinks he has what it takes to eventually become a nurse.

The teacher is thrilled to hear about Liam’s interest in nursing and encourages him to apply for several scholarships intended for future nursing students.

 

Daniel and Liam each apply to their top-choice nursing school, and both are accepted.

Because of his suspension record, Daniel is ineligible for the school’s academic scholarships. With his confidence still wavering about college—and without an added nudge from his parents—he had put off applying for external scholarships.

He takes out a mix of federal and private loans to pay for college tuition. His mom offers to pay for his books.

Liam is awarded an academic scholarship at his school and two of the scholarships his teacher had helped him apply for, which help him pay for a new laptop and textbooks.

Coupled with his parents’ savings, the scholarships enable Liam to pay for college without accruing debt.

 

After four years, both Daniel and Liam graduate from college with 3.5 GPAs. They each pass the National Council Licensure Examination and begin to apply for jobs as registered nurses (RNs).

Daniel submits his application to several hospitals and private practices, but after six months of no callbacks, he struggles to cover his cost of living while paying back his student loans. He decides to take a part-time job as a lifeguard to pay the bills.

After a few months, Daniel receives a job offer as a postoperative nurse and happily accepts. He is able to pay the minimum on his loans while adding a small amount to savings.

Liam decides to live with his parents while applying for nursing roles. He receives several callbacks after three months, and happily accepts a position as an operating room nurse.

Without college debt, Liam is able to start contributing to his savings account almost immediately.

 

Daniel and Liam both progress in their careers, eventually excelling in the nurse management career track.

Over the course of his career, Daniel receives promotions and raises that average 1.5 percent per year, allowing him to increase his starting salary of \$67,000 to \$141,051. This leads to lifetime earnings of \$5.08 million.

Over the course of his career, Liam receives promotions and raises that average 2.5 percent per year, allowing him to increase his starting salary of \$70,000 to \$240,598. This leads to lifetime earnings of \$7.06 million. …

Now, it may seem like we at the RAND Corporation are just making this fantasy about Daniel and Liam up, but that’s not the point, the point is that when we close our eyes, it seems very real to us. So this is science, people.

This work was conducted within RAND Project AIR FORCE.

Funding
Funding for this research was made possible by the independent research and development provisions of RAND’s contracts for the operation of its U.S. Department of Defense federally funded research and development centers.

 
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  1. Arclight says:

    Sweet, RAND is getting in on the imaginary “Life of Julia” game where totally fictitious characters and stories somehow completely support the leftist narrative of how society should be organized. Have a former coworker who works at RAND now – pronouns in the bio, obviously.

    • Replies: @bomag
    , @Forbes
  2. Why otherwise intelligent people think that invented narratives actually prove anything still troubles me.

    • Agree: JimDandy
  3. PeterIke says:

    It would be easy enough to rewrite that stupid fantasy based on what would actually happen, but I ain’t got that kind of time.

    • Agree: bomag
    • Replies: @Old Prude
  4. anon[216] • Disclaimer says:

    Now RAND should do it as Eitan and Omar on the West Bank.

    • LOL: fish, bomag, Escher
  5. J.Ross says:

    Game theory doesn’t have a good answer for the scenario of two equally retarded, equally homosexual, equally suicidal liberal pitbull owners trying to compete or cooperate for the last avocado at Whole Foods, because some questions only work above a certain level of civilizational death.

    • LOL: Twinkie
  6. Did they have to put the black guy on the swim team? Isn’t it enough to suspend disbelief that he can swim?

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  7. I think RAND got into the Africa Sucks because Colonized by Whites narrative a decade or two ago. I’m not looking it up but this story of gay guy nurses who couldn’t get hired before graduation isn’t their first diversity rodeo.

    • LOL: Nico
    • Replies: @Nico
  8. The moral seems to be don’t toss your phone around.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  9. Art Deco says:

    It’s actually Liam and Jamal. Liam attended a college where the pace of instruction was pitched to his percentile of the population of youths of 18. Jamal was admitted to a school where the pace was pitched to a percentile 1 standard deviation north of his. Liam graduated in four years. Jamal was demoralized, received substandard grades, and graduated in six years with somewhat more debt. They both received general business degrees. They were hired for similar positions. Through a mix of promotions and lateral transfers, they advanced at the same pace. However, Liam does not overspend his income and Jamal does, with the latter having a noticeable affection for display goods. There are also economies of scale in Liam’s life. He, his wife, and their children live in one dwelling. Jamal his wife and her children also live in one dwelling. He pays child support to an old girlfriend who lives elsewhere and they get some fitful payments from the sire of his wife’s older child. Jamal is about 1/2 as likely as Liam to have extra income from a side business, but twice as likely to end up paying money to divorce lawyers, not to mention the interest and penalties he gets hit with from the IRS.

  10. Now let’s follow the black kid that has a freeway sized path to the Ivy League, because of that aforesaid 3.5 GPA, and because he wrote an entrance essay explaining how systemic racism got him suspended and kicked off the swim team. He majors in ethnic studies with a minor in queer studies, mostly because the science classes would cut into most of his free time. He gets fast-tracked as a talking head at CNN, and is considering an offer to teach classes at Yale Law based on his television celebrity.

    His swimming teammate, because of that 3.5 GPA, is accepted to the regional state school, mostly because he doesn’t want to take out six-digit loans for the flagship school in the state. He does just fine, but takes his first internship at an inner-city hospital, in part for the promise of student loan forgiveness. He gets beaten into a coma trying to cross the street to get to work at a mostly peaceful protest and his family loses their house trying to cover his medical bills.

    Wow, Rand is onto something. This fantasy writing sure is cathartic!

    • Agree: Adam Smith
    • Thanks: HammerJack, Unit472, Goddard
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @HallParvey
  11. Steve is yet again shocked, shocked to discover that our rulers hate us and are more than happy to lie through their teeth to further their goal of destroying whites as a people and culture.

    But don’t worry, Steve is ready with yet another snarky quip. That’ll show them.

    Naturally, Steve is vehemently against whites thinking and organizing as a group to protect themselves. That would be so gauche. Can’t have that now, can we.

    A proper, oh-so-morally-superior white – like Steve – doesn’t believe in such lowbrow things as loyalty to one’s ethnic tribe. The fact that other races do bothers Steve not a bit.

    Someday, they’ll see the wisdom of Steve. Until then, best for whites to be the honorable losers that we’ve been for fifty years.

  12. Ralph L says:

    How long did those guys swim every day?

    A decent black swimmer could get a unicorn scholarship easily.

    • Replies: @Forbes
  13. Rich says:

    I noticed that even the anti-Whites had Liam hand his phone to the teacher instead of throwing it and knocking over a coffee cup like the coloured kid. Someone on the staff was based.

  14. The STEM fallacy, shared by the Woke and the Reactionary(*): people with high “IQ” numbers are smarter than you, and so you should listen to their “ideas” and basically let them run the show.

    Reality: what “counts” is the numbers in their bank account. The Sheldon Coopers dance to the tune of the grant wizard. This year it’s nuclear gamesmanship, next year it’s systemic privilege.

    Feyerabend had the right idea: treat the nerds like the subhuman slaves they are.

    (*) Woke: liberal meritocracy; Reactionary: eugenics

    • Replies: @SFG
    , @Pixo
    , @aNewBanner
    , @AnotherDad
  15. Anon[158] • Disclaimer says:
    @John Milton's Ghost

    That’s some brilliant writing.

  16. martin_2 says:

    Why is this kind of drivel always white v black? Why can’t it be Oriental v white, or Hispanic v black?
    Why do these morons live so much in the past?

    • Agree: europeasant
  17. The solution appears obvious. More Blacks need to give their kids Gaelic names.

  18. Pixo says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    They also both have a lot of trouble finding RN jobs. When’s the last year that was plausible? 1982?

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
    , @Elli
  19. Daniel? Not many black men are named Daniel and any who are would likely be on the older end. Shows how out of touch these RANDians are. Should have been Devonte or DeShawn if they wanted a D name.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  20. The more resources we sink into this project the more obvious it becomes to more and more people it is pointless. I don’t know what you call that but the Randies sure aren’t going to present anything useful.

    • Replies: @Anon
  21. pirelli says:

    “White privilege is not only possible, it is essential.”

    I thought that’s where you were going with the title of the post…

  22. Does RAND only write in the short story fiction genre? I’d like to see a full length novel about Daniel and Liam.

    I’m also glad to see that the Air Force budget is being used to promote literature instead of icky bombs and stuff.

    • Agree: HammerJack
  23. Carol says:

    Daniel threw the phone at the teacher, hitting her in the head, fracturing her right orbital and causing partial blindness in that eye.

    The Principal sent Daniel home for a day to”cool down” asked the teacher how she could have better handled the situation.

    A teaching moment!

    But she resigned mid-semester and a substitute took over.

    • Thanks: HammerJack
    • LOL: ScarletNumber
    • Replies: @James Speaks
    , @ThreeCranes
  24. I don’t care how much Calculus or Monte Carlo simulations the esteemed RAND corporation uses, it’s Garbage In/ Garbage Out. That’s because what everybody has missed so far is that the difference between \$5.08 million and \$7.06 million lifetime earnings by these currently grade-school-age hypothetical kids will be like the difference between a Big Mac and a Chick-fil-A #2 spicy sandwich by the end of the simulation.

    That’s if you would count the inflation coming as the Dollar sinks and more and more money is spent by governments on, well, shit like this RAND study.

  25. Trelane says:

    Fiction readers find this Rand stuff quite compelling. Non-fiction readers not so much so.

    • Replies: @Anon
  26. @Pixo

    They need plenty of RNs right now, Pixo. A minor component of that has been a couple of effects of threatened mandatory vaccinations.

    By the time these two have their Associate Degrees/RNs, the big hospital chain admins. may have imported a few hundred thousand foreigners to keep the wages down though …

  27. It’s so stupid I couldn’t believe my eyes.

    Once upon a time, RAND corporation was what Tolstoy was in literature.

    Now, RAND corporation has become what Ayn Rand is in literature.

  28. SFG says:
    @James J. O'Meara

    Lots of techies are alt right or reactionary, or at least skeptical of wokeness.

  29. I recall reading about a very fat Jewish guy named Kshn,I think.😉He was a genius,but not a very sane one.His thing was “winning” nuclear war. A strange dude.

    By chance, I came across a story about the ” smartest man in the world,” A guy named Sidis. He went to Harvard as a child,and later to…Rice U.! 😋 They said he could read the NYT at 18 months. I imagine nowadays that wouldn’t be quite so impressive…😂

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  30. Could not find names for the authors of this “research”. RAND knows it is garbage. High probability that they are putting up with it to keep other monies flowing. By allowing the nitwits who contrived it to work without interference or peer review they have satisfied govt requirements for diversity, inclusion, and mentoring of scientists of color. Nobody would risk their pension by offering even mild criticism.

    And another thing, off topic but I am overseas and likely this comment won’t make it through moderation: Every man despises a loudmouth woman who instigates trouble that may get him into a fight. That is exactly what Pelosi is doing right now. It’s a damning indictment of our cultural feminization that the men of America are allowing this self-absorbed witch to set them up for slaughter.

    • Replies: @HallParvey
  31. Anonymous[381] • Disclaimer says:

    Do these people even know the nature of the problem?

    The problem isn’t black lag but black drag.

    If blacks lagged whites in various endeavors, the reasons could be social, historical, cultural, or genetic.

    We see various lags among non-blacks, even within the white community. Some white groups are considerably richer than other groups. Some groups lag behind, but that doesn’t mean they drag society down. It doesn’t mean they are excessively violent or criminal or prone to all sorts of pathologies.

    The problem is not black lag or inequality. If whites got 100 of something while blacks got 50 of it, fact is blacks could still do much with that 50 and lead decent lives and maintain decent communities. Not all white communities are rich or privileged. Indeed, most aren’t, but plenty of whites still make do what they have and don’t turn their societies into living hells. It’s also true of many brown communities. They lag but don’t necessarily drag.

    Whites in W. Virginia surely lag behind Jews in NY, and there are many social problems in W.V. but nothing the craziness in Baltimore and black parts of St. Louis.

    So, all this focus on blacks lagging whites misses the point. A people don’t need much to maintain decent societies. Plenty of towns in Central and Eastern Europe are less prosperous than the US but it’s not Detroit over there.
    The real issue is why are so many blacks incapable of maintaining even the minimum standards of civility and decency with what they have, which is a hell of a lot more than most people around the world have. Black drag tosses everything into the dirt.
    If blacks did less well in school, that’s one thing. We have blacks beating up teachers and other students hollering and whooping.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  32. @Half Canadian

    Why otherwise intelligent people think that invented narratives actually prove anything still troubles me.

    Indeed, but we should be used to it by now. We’ve had over two generations of so-called “new journalism” which began with practitioners claiming allegiance to “a higher truth than fact” and rapidly devolved into journalists just making up their stories completely.

    Separately, I’ve noticed that most of these “otherwise intelligent people” have enormous difficulty distinguishing between statistics and anecdotes. So the MSM are only too happy to play up instances and tell us they’re representative. Brainwashing.

    • Agree: J1234
  33. There are black completive swimmer’s but there kinda rare. There are blacks interested in STEM but again, not that many. Same on that 3.5 GPA. I’ve spent far too much time in hospitals, doctors offices etc., in the last five years, with aging parents and my own issues. In that time I have never encountered a black “male” nurse. Female black nurse, yep. White male nurse, yep but never a black male nurse. Now I’m sure that purple unicorn is out there, I’ve just never seen it. Note, I live in a large metropolitan area. Now in today’s USA if said purple unicorn did exist, the highly competitive DIE employment recruiters would be battling like the Russians and Ukrainians trying to hire this guy. Six months, hardly they would have offered him a position before he even graduated, including bonus \$\$ to pay down that debt.

    • Replies: @Brutusale
  34. If there’s one thing that I know about academics, it’s that YOU DO NOT MESS WITH THEIR COFFEE. Daniel is lucky that he wasn’t expelled.

  35. Hibernian says:
    @Achmed E. Newman

    I can’t imagine any other than some very basic math having been used to concoct the tales told above. I think there are (there used to be) tables for compound interest.

  36. Mr. Anon says:

    Daniel and Liam both begin to think about college. They both excel in their science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) classes and begin to think about careers as nurses.

    Yeah, because that’s what guys who are good at science and math do – they become nurses.

    Why should I pay any attention to anything the RAND Corporation says when they are obviously so clueless about how the World really works, as evidenced by this bogus scenario?

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
    , @Bill Jones
  37. Elli says:
    @Pixo

    2008.

    2006, new nurses offered hiring bonuses. 2007, new nurses being hired, no bonus. 2008, financial crash, two years experience required.

    • Thanks: Pixo
  38. Pixo says:
    @James J. O'Meara

    “ The Sheldon Coopers dance to the tune of the grant wizard.”

    High IQ people with STEM degrees are among the least in need of grants. There are exceptions like bioscience where jobs are very concentrated in gov/edu/pharma.

    You may not like it, but if you have a top 1% IQ you can learn to program, and pay can be astronomical:

    https://medium.com/@anyengineer/how-much-i-made-as-a-really-good-engineer-at-facebook-9366151b52db

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @J.Ross
  39. @James J. O'Meara

    USG spends about \$160 billion dollars a year in R&D. 90% is a lower-bound estimate for how much of that is crap. Anyone like Sheldon Cooper has one or more federal agencies begging him to take their money. Even hacks can expect a steady wheelbarrow full of money if they play the game right.

    In the research game, the researcher first hooks the federal agency into their ideas or rides the wave of someone else’s ideas to prominence. Once the federal agency is hooked, the researcher then establishes himself as the expert (high priest) on the consequences of these ideas (reads entrails). From this position, he guides the future decisions of said agency more steadily than if he worked there or held elective office. Probably more steadily, since he can’t be fired, isn’t on the org chart, may be managed by his former students, is unaccountable for how these ideas are implemented, and not funding him will probably result in a high level manager yelling at a low level manager about why their money hasn’t been spent.

    RAND didn’t perform this research because USG wanted it. Someone at RAND wanted to perform this research and convinced USG to fund it. USG will act on this information and use it to promote DIE initiatives. The researcher will have a warm glow about them as they peddle this garbage.

    Now, this is clearly no way to run a government, yet it’s how large portions of USG function. It’s impossible for USG to start throwing nerds into lockers. The nerds would never consent to it.

    • Agree: Dnought
  40. Yes the problem is black kids get disproportionately harsh discipline. Thank God, after the death of George Floyd police and other disciplinarians pulled back. Although there have a been a few setbacks since then, I am sure we will see the positive outcomes from this policy soon.

  41. Truth is we did not need John von Neumann nor John Nash to game theory nuclear war either.

    Conventional weaponry generally required a attacker to have an advantage to prevail, so you could sort of contemplate limiting everyone to equivalents, then when someone tried to build up you knew trouble could be coming. Nuclear weapons seemed to change that. A first strike could conceivable cripple you so badly it would be over. But precisely because that is true, all you had to do is insure you had enough nukes surviving to retaliate–effective deterrent.

    That logic is pretty trivial. I grasped it when I was a little kid of maybe 6 or 7. “What will we do if the Russkis attack?” We’ll die. But they won’t attack, because if they did, they’ll die. Yeah, makes sense, cool. Just make sure they know that. I’m going to go play ball. (That’s how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.)

    The plain fact is none of the math and logic involved in these issues–immivasion, the insanity of “nation of immigrants”, fertility, “all responsible people have two kids”, eugenic fertility, trade; the incentives around welfare, criminality, unleashing the homos; the tranny insanity; minoritarianism in general–is very complex. The scale of HBD effects is an empirical question, but the logic of it falls immediately out of selection.

    Our problems do not stem from “complexity” either in the problems, nor in figuring out the appropriate policy responses. No, our problems is that for reasons of power or \$\$\$ or class or ethnic animus–or other emotional needs like virtue signaling–powerful people do not want to understand or do what is obvious.

  42. @Hibernian

    By compound interest, if quantity a grows at rate r per year, in n years it reaches quantity a(1+r)^n = b. In these jinned-up examples, we have ==QUOTE== Over the course of his career, Daniel receives promotions and raises that average 1.5 percent per year, allowing him to increase his starting salary of \$67,000 to \$141,051. Over the course of *his* career, Liam receives promotions and raises that average 2.5 percent per year, allowing him to increase his starting salary of \$70,000 to \$240,598. ==UNQUOTE==

    Solving the equation a(1+r)^n =b for n, we get n = log(b/a)/log(1+r), which for both Daniel and Liam works out to n = 50 years. So in this respect the scenario is consistent.

  43. In the end, it’s all a wash. Daniel and Liam both die from Monkeypox they pick up while attending a gay orgy.

    • LOL: fish
  44. Anon[398] • Disclaimer says:
    @Citizen of a Silly Country

    our rulers hate us and are more than happy to lie through their teeth to further their goal of destroying whites as a people and culture

    .

    This is the theory with the greatest explanatory power vis-a-vis the world around us.

    Naturally, Steve is vehemently against whites thinking and organizing as a group to protect themselves.

    It isn’t clear that Whites’ organizing as a group is the strategically smartest way to advance White interests.

    • Agree: Charon
    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  45. Anon[398] • Disclaimer says:
    @Emil Nikola Richard

    The more resources we sink into this project the more obvious it becomes to more and more people it is pointless.

    Its point is to destroy Whites as a separate racial and ethnic group.

  46. The teacher tells Daniel to hand over his phone for the rest of the day. Daniel gets upset and tosses his phone onto his teacher’s desk,

    Well, they got that part right – the black guy is resisting arrest.

  47. Malcolm Y says:

    Why wasn’t the research funded under the DOD’s Fairytale Strike Force. And well, John von Neumann and Oskar Morgenstern did write “The Theory of Games and Economic Behavior”

  48. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Let me see whether I’ve got this right. You (white) are publicly attacking Steve (white) because Steve isn’t racially loyal?

    Steve Sailer has had a significant and positive impact on the thinking of an entire generation. And paid the price. Have you?

    Find someone else to attack.

  49. with famous eggheads like John von Neumann and John Nash hanging out by the beach in Santa Monica talking first strikes and the like.

    And they didn’t have their accomplishments because they “worked real hard”. They were just geniuses. No amount of work would make 99.99% of peole like those two.

    All this hard work ethic stuff needs to be kept in perspective.

  50. @Achmed E. Newman

    Achmed, regarding “foo” on another thread where comments are now closed for some reason, I always understood that to be spelled “fu” in that context. I thought you might be punning that with the common use of “foo” along with “bar” and “baz” as example names in software.

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  51. J1234 says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Daniel receives a phone call during class and takes out his phone to silence it. The teacher tells Daniel to hand over his phone for the rest of the day. Daniel gets upset and tosses his phone onto his teacher’s desk, inadvertently knocking over a cup of coffee onto assignments.

    It’s so stupid I couldn’t believe my eyes.

    I’m thinking Daniel could use his gifts in STEM to invent coffee mugs that are more bottom heavy and less likely to be inadvertently knocked over by flying cell phones, thereby mitigating the white privilege of students who are born with unfair advantages like better cell phone trajectory skills or a greater propensity to roll their eyes at teachers.

    From the RAND article:

    Decades after the Civil Rights Movement and the abolition of explicit racial discrimination, Black households in the United States still hold only a fraction of the wealth of White households. In 2017, the median White family held 14 times the median wealth of Black families, according to U.S. Census Bureau data.

    “Posterity” means something very different to blacks than it does to most whites. Many of today’s live-for-the-moment black men subject their children to parental abandonment in one form or another. Why would anyone expect people with this approach to life to put a high priority on transferring whatever wealth they’ve accumulated to their children? Yes, my family’s income is supplemented by some inheritance from our parents, but that moderate wealth won’t be spent on high living or luxury European SUV’s. It will be used to (hopefully) keep our kids from living under the thumb of creditors or oppressive taxation 50 years from now. I know we will have raised our children properly when they take the same approach to their own children that my wife and I have taken with them. I don’t understand how anyone could see the purpose of wealth as being anything other than that.

    • Replies: @HammerJack
  52. JimDandy says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    In fairness, I see them more like Gorki, a celebrated stooge.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  53. @James J. O'Meara

    The STEM fallacy, shared by the Woke and the Reactionary(*): people with high “IQ” numbers are smarter than you, and so you should listen to their “ideas” and basically let them run the show.

    Say what you want about STEM folks, but the plain truth is the STEM guys are basically irrelevant in “what ails us”.

    They neither created the dumb ideas that bedevil us. Nor do they reason us out of the dumb ideas. The STEM guys are responsible for the surplus that allows the parasitic looting to roll on at such a level, but that’s about it.

    Our problem is a huge bloated parasitic verbalist overclass, that propagates really stupid–logically ridiculous and empirically false–ideas to justify their blathering and looting.

    Ideas that are just so simplistic and stupid and wrong that if they were translated into STEM, and you couldn’t figure out they were nonsense you would flunk out of your 101 course. Our reigning ideology are actually that logically/mathematically simplistic and stupid. The gap in logical rigor between what our verbalist overclass propagandizes and what is required for basic STEM competency is yawning.

    • Agree: Harry Baldwin
  54. bispora says:

    O.T.
    Steve, what about of Orbán’s speech at CPAC yesterday?

  55. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    Naturally, Steve is vehemently against whites thinking and organizing as a group to protect themselves. That would be so gauche. Can’t have that now, can we.

    I have yet to see any such “vehemence” from Steve.

    First the obvious–Steve’s the HBD guy and has basically made the case for salient racial differences, and at least semi-explicitly that America and the West are nice because they’re white.

    What Steve–generalizing–seems to propose is “citizenism”. I.e. that a nations leaders are supposed to get looking out for the interests of the nation’s citizens.

    This is both straightforward as a logical and moral proposition. And it is a powerful critique of the reigning ideology and leadership class that is politically palatable–a political winner. Trump did it successfully in 2016 (though his performance governing was unimpressive). Running pro-citizen “stop screwing Americans!” campaign unmasks the evil of minoritarianism and turns them into gibbering loons calling you a “Nazi” for defending the interests of Americans. It’s politically the “right place to be”.

    Furthermore, Steve has explicitly stated and outlined the victory path for Republicans–whom we’re stuck with as the nationalist-conservative party–as “get a higher share of the white vote”. I.e. run on policies that appeal to the Republican base–normal married-with-children white people, who care about things like “a future for our children”.

    Outside of calling for opening camps–probably not a politcal winner (at least yet)–I’m not sure what you want him to say?

  56. When I read about Daniel, I cried. Poor guy. He never stood a chance.

    • LOL: ThreeCranes
    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  57. anon[206] • Disclaimer says:

    Is there a distinction between Marxism/Communism and socialism?

    “Socialism is the science of dealing with the common weal. Communism is not Socialism. Marxism is not Socialism. The Marxians have stolen the term and confused its meaning. I shall take Socialism away from the Socialists. Socialism is an ancient Aryan, Germanic institution. Our German ancestors held certain lands in common. They cultivated the idea of the common weal. Marxism has no right to disguise itself as socialism. Socialism, unlike Marxism, does not repudiate private property. Unlike Marxism, it involves no negation of personality, and unlike Marxism, it is patriotic. We might have called ourselves the Liberal Party. We chose to call ourselves the National Socialists. We are not internationalists. Our socialism is national.” – 1923, Interview with George Sylvester Viereck

  58. @Achmed E. Newman

    That’s because what everybody has missed so far is that the difference between \$5.08 million and \$7.06 million lifetime earnings by these currently grade-school-age hypothetical kids will be like the difference between a Big Mac and a Chick-fil-A #2 spicy sandwich by the end of the simulation.

    It could get pretty bad, but I do not actually believe the inflation rate will run at 25-30% for the next 60 years.

    (Still buying your wheelbarrow now, while they’re cheap might be good idea.)

    • Replies: @Achmed E. Newman
  59. J says: • Website

    The Government should reject this paper and refuse to pay for it. The fact is that a White family holds 14 times the median wealth of its Black counterpart. According to the research the lifelong earning of the Black family is \$5.08 million versus the White one of \$7.06 million. In the phantasy story the Black family earns 70% of its White counterpart, and according to Rand that explains the 1 to 14 difference in savings. The paper is stupid and the Government that commissioned it is imbecile. Should we worry that Rand is in charge of thinking out America’s nuclear strategy?

  60. anon[264] • Disclaimer says:

    The year was 1962. The setting was an all-white suburban high school English class. The teacher was a middle-aged white male, very slight, almost gaunt, maybe 5 feet eight and 140 pounds. The student was was over six feet tall, the biggest “kid” in the class, sitting in the front row reading a magazine. The teacher demanded the student stop reading the magazine and hand it over to the teacher. The student refused. The teacher made a grab for the magazine. The student fought back. The teacher grabbed the student by the throat with one hand and socked him full in the face with the other, pulled the student out of his desk, knocking it over, and dragged the student by the throat, bent over backwards, all the way down to the principal’s office. The teacher returned to the class room about ten minutes later, apologized for the scene, and resumed his lecture. The student was never seen at the school again. No word on whether he ever enrolled in a nursing program either.
    Now *that* was educational.

  61. Twinkie says:

    This is just sad. I have a stack of RAND publications in my basement storage, including studies by Arquila and Ronfeldt in the 90’s, which dramatically affected my career. RAND used to do important, pioneering, and thought-provoking work on national security.

    This is just tragic – the low depth to which the once great research institution has descended. Par for the course for another episode in The End of an Empire, of course.

  62. @Carol

    Close, but not quite there. This narrative falters when the teach told the negro to stop using the phone. In reality, negro is on the phone and stops talking long enough to tell white teacher, “I’m not talking on my phones,” before resuming the conversation.

  63. @Craig Nelsen

    Steve isn’t racially loyal. I believe he’s said as much. He’s advanced political concepts that actually wasted the energy of whites over the decades.

    Steve Sailer has had a significant and positive impact on the thinking of an entire generation.

    Like what? The idea that Blacks aren’t as gifted in math? Or there are genetic differences in races that affect athletic ability and personality? Everyone knew that long ago.

    This hasn’t been a knowledge problem. This has been a loyalty problem. Steve would have to know he’s gotten donations and support from people who assumed he was on their side racially. And when it turns out he isn’t, that’s worth knowing.

  64. @AnotherDad

    Steve’s the HBD guy and has basically made the case for salient racial differences, and at least semi-explicitly that America and the West are nice because they’re white.

    This was quite well known, quite literally, centuries ago.

    The rest of your argument is a proven loser. If you don’t know Trump was appealing to primal white instincts, no one can help you. Trump literally retweeted a ‘white genocide’ account. He knew what he was doing. In fact, no GOP has won the White House without racial dog whistles since the 1960s, as was pointed by Sam Francis long ago.

  65. John Nash theories were only ever propaganda to begin with.

  66. Unit472 says:

    These high schoolers excel in STEM subjects and their guidance counselors are pleased they want to go to nursing school? I know a few nurses. The tough course to become a RN is microbiology. The big money nursing credential in nursing is anesthesiology which obviously would require a lot more chemistry but they make about 3 times what an RN makes and have much lighter duties.

    If you are going to make up a career path based on high school performance why not be informed on what the requirements for and rewards are for that career path. As Sailer has pointed out negroes are good at getting the US Army to train them for a nursing career. Liam would more likely be given Infantry school were he to join the Army and only offered nursing school as an inducement to re-enlist.

    • Replies: @europeasant
  67. @J1234

    It will be used to (hopefully) keep our kids from living under the thumb of creditors or oppressive taxation 50 years from now.

    Unless there’s some sort of dramatic upheaval, which totally reverses current trends, your kids (and theirs) will be de facto slaves long before 50 years is up.

    Even now, we could review the federal tax code for disparate impact, except that the plan is to make that impact even more disparate than it is now. What proportion of people don’t even pay taxes? Do they look like America?

    When you consider how easy it is to create new “filing statuses” it’s amazing that each component of the rainbow coalition doesn’t yet have its own. Won’t be long.

    • Replies: @J1234
  68. Anon[757] • Disclaimer says:

    This sort of thing is useful, since it describes specific concrete hypotheses that can be turned into research protocols, funded, executed in studies, challenged, replication-attempted, and all that good sciencey stuff that in the end will show that the hypotheses are bullshit.

    That’s how all the education reform research ended up showing that the race of teachers, “quality” of transfers, newness of textbooks, access to computers, taking prep courses, etc., doesn’t change black kids into good students on a par with whites and Asians.

    I think most activists now know intuitively that it’s counterproductive to get specific about causation. Some people, often smart Jews, never learn. The New York Magazine staff blame the sorry performance of black students on lead paint, heavy metal intake from adjacent industry, and air pollution. Correlation studies have them excited; causation studies will shut down the party.

    The theory that blacks do bad on tests because they are stressed out 24/7 from thinking about slavery, redlining, Jim Crow, hair touching, cops, and so on led to actual cortisol level testing: the trajectory was good correlation on initial sloppy studies, trailing off to no correlation on proper studies, trailing off to “Never mind.”

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Anon
  69. ANON[428] • Disclaimer says:

    Isn’t this the sort of thing that the women’s-brains-are-the-same-as-men’s-brains anti-evolutionary psychology crowd calls “just so stories”?

  70. Anon[926] • Disclaimer says:
    @Trelane

    I prefer to rotate shapes while these sort of things are going on.

  71. Anon[926] • Disclaimer says:
    @Pixo

    Getting a good job at the FAANG oppressors has been very lucrative over the last decade or so.

  72. @Bardon Kaldlan

    William James Sidis was touted as a prodigy throughout the land as a child. Then he settled into an adult life of quiet obscurity. Later, he, or rather his case, was trotted out by what we now call “journalists” as Exhibit A of the dangers of overstimulating a child’s mind. Sidis was a total failure.

    Except he wasn’t. He chose humble occupations which demanded some, but not dramatically much, intelligence because he understandably had a lifelong aversion to publicity and being used in general.

    So the “journalists” were half right. There is indeed a danger to marionetting your child. Just not the one you think.

    • Replies: @nebulafox
    , @Bardon Kaldlan
  73. countenance says: • Website

    “That time when an institution co-founded by someone who would become George Wallace’s running mate blamed the slight differentials of slamming phones on desks for the whole entire racial wealth gap.”

  74. @Bardon Kaldian

    Now, RAND corporation has become what Ayn Rand is in literature.

    Progressives love to dump on Ayn Rand, shocked that anyone would swallow her economic and political views. But their sexual mores differ from hers not a whit. It’s all the “virtue of selfishness”. If it feels good, do it.

    (A big difference is that few of them share her libido. The odd WJC, perhaps.)

    Any halfway-cognizant libertarian-thinking individual can see right through the “woman’s right to her body” horse manure mucus. Those who oppose state bans on abortion, such as the LP platform, are forced to use some other argument against them,
    usually a utilitarian one. Which, of course, flies in the face of the libertarian’s moralistic “non-aggression” stance.

    “Pro-choice” is a feminist– and socialist– position. It is not libertarian. Unless you are applying it to vaccinations and school attendance!

  75. @Anonymous

    Plenty of towns in Central and Eastern Europe are less prosperous than the US but it’s not Detroit over there.

    Plenty of towns in Africa are less prosperous than the US but it’s not Detroit over there. They know what social controls work* with their people and are not afraid to use them.

    Prof Michael Levin of NYU (not to be confused with other Michael Levins) maintains that black behavior is not pathological at all, but precisely what you’d expect of Africans left adrift in a Western society not of their making.

    *The political messes one sees in Africa are hardly exclusive to that continent. That part is another story.

  76. @Steven Carr

    Pull yourself together, man! It’s just a simulation.

    ;-}

  77. EdwardM says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Is that more or less believable than that he loves to read?

  78. @Random Anonymous

    R.A., I gotta admit that it was long enough ago when I worked in that field with said people, that I can’t remember if I was spelling it “wrong”, but I wasn’t (intentionally) making a pun in my comment. It’s possible that the group of people I worked were spelling it “foo”, as in “he’s got some mean Perf foo”. (That’d be like being able to put 10 lines of Perl code into one line. – Great fun, but, of course, that made the code much less readable.) That’s how I remember it.

    BTW, “Comments closed” is the case for iSteve posts more than an even month old at this point, so it’s nothing too weird. I did a bit of checking, and I see that on Paul Kersey’s blog, comments aren’t closed even on 6 months old posts. This could be an Unz site setting for use by the blogger/columnist or Mr. Unz himself. Perhaps it goes by NUMBER of posts, if one wants.

    I also see that (at least) older posts with comments going to toward a count of 1,000, one will have to open the comments later after getting to the page with the post itself. This makes total sense, but also, I don’t know the exact logic – it may go by total comment word count rather than # of comments, and maybe some time interval too?

    • Thanks: Random Anonymous
  79. @Reg Cæsar

    It’s all the “virtue of selfishness”. If it feels good, do it.

    To be fair, she was very much against hedonism. At least in terms of her rhetoric.

    A big difference is that few of them share her libido

    She had bigger balls.

  80. @AnotherDad

    Well, I understand your not agreeing, AnotherDad. I will say first that I appreciate your doing the quick math. I didn’t check, because it’s not important, but I don’t see it ever going on a steady 25-30% per year for long. Politics won’t allow that.

    I see more of a rising amount that ends up at hyperinflation for a duration that 1920s Germany saw, and then the Dollar being replaced somehow. I think the trigger for Hyperinflation is not actual economics but psychology. (I guess the latter is part of the former though.) At some point, the world will figure “OK, all of that debt will not be paid. I gotta get out now.” It’ll be like my one time as a landlord having to evict people. I gave them a break twice. They had me thinking they were catching up, when they were actually falling more behind. A switch flipped in my head. (It didn’t help that they had 2 Dobermans they never told me about …)

    Yes, buy your wheelbarrow now for the inflation. Keep it clean of rust for the hyperinflation – it’ll be hard to pay for a new wheelbarrow with the amount of currency that can fit in your old rusty one …

  81. @Carol

    LOL. And right on target.

    (My buttons don’t work.)

  82. Anonymous[305] • Disclaimer says:
    @AnotherDad

    There’s nothing moral about abandoning your own people. Every traitor talks about his “high minded principles“.

    Anytime someone puts a constitution or a Bible or a set of ideas before his actual people, he’s a pure traitor.

  83. @Mr. Anon

    Exactly. I don’t even consider nursing to be a STEM career per se. A boy who is interested in STEM is not going into nursing under any circumstances.

    • Agree: YetAnotherAnon
    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  84. @JimDandy

    Yes.

    Though – early Gorky wrote 3-4 very good books.

    • Replies: @JimDandy
  85. @Ripple Earthdevil

    Looking at the rosters of the NFC East, there are two black guys named Daniel: Danny Johnson (CB) and Daniel Wise (DE), both of the Redskins. It’s a very uncommon name for black boys.

  86. Sean says:

    Capitalist conspiracy’s camouflaged class warfare.

  87. Brutusale says:
    @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Yeah, they lost me when they said that Daniel likes to read and swim.

  88. Brutusale says:
    @George Taylor

    Try looking in parts of the South. There are a lot of former military medical people in hospitals there. During my dad’s final hospital stay, the nurses on his floor included blacks of both genders (can I say that anymore?). They were as competent as their white colleagues. My obnoxious younger brother discovered that former military nurses take way less crap than civilians.

  89. Spud Boy says:

    Are blacks who only make \$141K really the problem here?

    • Replies: @kaganovitch
    , @Anon
  90. peterike says:

    All the big analyst firms are uber-pozzed as well. The geniuses at McKinsey have entire disciplines devoted to “diversity and inclusion” as well as “climate change.” Both are chock-a-block with brain-dead “insights” that you would expect from Ivy League grievance graduates, which is who writes most of the stuff. Though many pieces are papered over with fake statistics to give a veneer of “we are hard working number crunchers, not just activists pretending to be analysts.”

    McKinsey put out an extensive article on “Being Transgender at Work,” composed as they proudly tell us “by a multicultural and multiracial team of various gender identities and sexual orientations.” Yay!

    See, this is how Ivy grads with no discernible talents and nothing whatever to offer humanity get six figure jobs.

    Oh, and they love giving you scare quotes like this: “We’ve had some really bright, talented Black individuals, but the culture just will not allow them to advance in positions that are beyond the bottom of the totem pole.” LOL!! How stupid do you have to be to believe this is anything other than a complete fantasy?

    Anyway, see for yourself. This is our best and brightest at work.

    https://www.mckinsey.com/featured-insights/diversity-and-inclusion

    • Replies: @Adept
  91. OT

    There’s a webcam feed of various Ukrainian towns here

    But I’m not sure about the Bakhmut feed. The place seems deserted, no traffic or people – is that the war or is it because the camera has stopped and the picture frozen? The timestamp keeps running.

    I thought I saw a bird fly across – but the trees aren’t moving (contrast with Kramatorsk or Makiivka) and it altogether seems too quiet for a town which is reportedly being shelled by seperatists.

    Any Ukrainian/Russian speakers can find the original, single Bakhmut webcam feed? A quick search is fruitless for me.

    • Replies: @YetAnotherAnon
  92. Mr. Anon says:
    @Anon

    It isn’t clear that Whites’ organizing as a group is the strategically smartest way to advance White interests.

    The best way for Whites to further their interests is to organize AS Whites and promote their own interests AS Whites without using the word “White”.

  93. @Anon

    I think most activists now know intuitively that it’s counterproductive to get specific about causation. Some people, often smart Jews, never learn.

    Indeed, this is something of a data point contra the Kmacniki (by no means dispositive of course.)

  94. @ScarletNumber

    “A boy who is interested in STEM is not going into nursing under any circumstances.”

    To be fair, I’ve known two male nurses who were definitely straight – one was interested in my then girlfriend and another stole my mate’s girlfriend. But back in the day most male nurses were looked on as “a bit that way” by female nurses.

    • Replies: @Carol
    , @FPD72
  95. PJ London says:
    @Bardon Kaldian

    Ayn Rand books sold more 500,000 in 2009, 30 years after her death.
    Dickheads all hate her because she made sense and rubbed their collective noses in the manure that they were peddling.
    In the 1990s, a survey by the Library of Congress named Atlas Shrugged as the most influential book in the US, after the Bible.
    With sales of around 50 million books, she is probably in the top 10 of all-time US writers. Of course a) you have to be able to read and b) it causes extreme distress in that it makes one think for one self. This distress is what causes the hatred of her philosophy and by the mob.
    She is a total anathema to those who want to either live off the work of others (ie ALL government employees, welfare recipients, teachers and 90% of the work force) or be ‘protected’ from the outcomes of their ignorance and stupidity (90% of humanity).
    Any one who has worked for a large company recognises the truth of The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged.
    The very fact that you disparage her says what kind of person you are.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
  96. Mr. Anon says:

    As long as we’re just making up stories about Daniel:

    Daniel says Spain is pretty, though I’ve never been. He says it’s the best place he’s ever been. And he oughta know. He’s been there a lot.

    Hey – who knew – Elton John could have worked for the RAND Corporation.

    • Replies: @Ralph L
  97. EdwardM says:

    The whole thing is ludicrous. They go out of their way to insert politically correct details to virtue-signal (or shove wokeness in our faces) and detract from the main point anyway.

    Of course everyone understands that one bad decision, or even a bad-lucky circumstance, can have ripple effects in one’s life. This is why I am against “zero tolerance,” against government/education bureaucratic power, and against public education. That’s another takeaway from this fairy tale.

  98. Daniel sounds like he’d fit right into the Dave Chappelle skit series called, “When ‘Keepin’ It Real’ Goes Wrong…”

  99. JackOH says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Prof Michael Levin of NYU (not to be confused with other Michael Levins) maintains that black behavior is not pathological at all, but precisely what you’d expect of Africans left adrift in a Western society not of their making.

    I’ve never heard of the NYU Prof. Levin, but that has to be one of the most astoundingly commonsensical-sounding statements about American race relations I’ve ever read. I had to re-read it several times.

    In my mind, Prof. Levin ascribes moral agency–as do I–to American Blacks, especially those below the “talented tenth”. I grew up among Blacks. Many are decent enough, but it really does seem as though White Euro-America isn’t their show and will never be their show.

  100. Anon7 says:

    OT:

    FBI Director Wray Confirms Detroit Field Office Head During Whitmer Kidnapping Debacle Now Leads D.C. Field Office

    The senator [Cruz] noted that out of the four people who went to trial, two were acquitted and two received mistrials, explaining that no one was convicted of any charge and that the “basis of the defense was entrapment, that the FBI, that paid informants for the FBI had suggested and had incited the conduct.”

    This trial was the centerpiece of the MSM propaganda effort that caused President Trump to lose Michigan in the 2020 election.

  101. nebulafox says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    You ever heard of a man named Kim Ung Yong? He’s the current record holder for IQ and a modern day, more understated take on the Sidis tale. It’s hard to state definitively whether that’s true or not, of course, but there’s no denying that it is plausible. At the age five: already knew five different foreign languages, three of them from outside his native language family, and doing differential equations for Japanese TV audiences.

    (As I’ve said in previous comments, it is a mixture of likely genetic substrate and environment. His parents were both STEM professors.)

    What is he, as an adult? Civil engineering professor, non-SKY university. Entirely respectable existence, but still: not exactly what you’d expect, right? Disappointing? Well, not to him. If you listen to him talk about it, the burnout he had as a kid rings true: all the potential in the world, but not his own free will at work. Felt like an automaton. He didn’t want to be world famous. He wanted a normal life.

    And he got one. Married, couple kids, enjoys spending time with them and going out for drinks with his colleagues. Korean media labeled him a “failed” genius, but in my opinion? Good on him. Infinitely better to pursue a life you chose, and live it to the full without apologies, than to be rail-guarded into living a lie. I’ve seen the latter many, many times, and it never ends in anything but you putting one foot in front of the other, internally dead. If choices and fate were predetermined like destiny was, they wouldn’t mean anything.

    • Agree: J1234
  102. @YetAnotherAnon

    It apparently is kosher – in another webcam feed

    https://webcam.scs.com.ua/en/europe/ukraine/bahmut/panorama/

    you can see a military lorry full of rockets(?) pull up in the square. Obviously a front line town is no place for casual strolls or driving.

    There are a lot of bangs going on, but as the feed features Bakhmut, Zaphorizia(?), Kharkiv and 3 Donetsk cams, I’m not sure where the bangs are coming from. Donetsk, on the DPR/Russian side of the front lines, has been under bombardment by Ukraine (or if you are Jack D, by Russians killing their own people in a transparent attempt to make Ukraine look bad) for weeks.

  103. bomag says:
    @Arclight

    Your tax dollars at work.

  104. J.Ross says:
    @Pixo

    Facebook has got to be a worst case scenario of con artists clustering around like three guys who have any idea how to turn a computer on.

  105. @Half Canadian

    Boggles my mind too. It also explains the popularity of professional wrestling.

  106. JackOH says:
    @nebulafox

    I read about the younger Sidis decades ago. I don’t recall reading anything specifically derogatory about Sidis’s parents, but my takeaway, rightly or wrongly, was they were monsters to turn their son into a show pony. I may be doing the memory of his parents a disservice.

  107. Old Prude says:
    @PeterIke

    I once had to listen to a lesbian tell me and Mrs. Prude the made-up story of her fundamentalist Christian parents not letting black people on their tour bus. Her little made-up fantasy let her get in a dig at Christians and a virtue signal about blacks. Sweet.

    Next time I hear such a story I am now prepared with one of my own about how my nice liberal uncle and aunt hired a black cook, and he raped and killed my aunt and burnt their house down.

    Now how can I turn that into a government grant like RAND?

  108. Art Deco says:

    I think Marilyn Mach vos Savant has been content to write newspaper columns. Not heard of anything else she’s done, though apparently she has a position in her husband’s company. I believe she married too late in life to have children.

    • Replies: @prosa123
  109. Art Deco says:
    @nebulafox

    This fellow graduated first in his high school class, in what was arguably greater Washington’s most competitive public high school (at that time). Clark Clifford’s daughter was a couple of classes behind him. There were about 350 youths in the class of 1948. (Public schools in and around Washington were strictly segregated).

    https://lsa.umich.edu/psych/news-events/all-news/faculty-news/faculty-memorial---raphael-s–ezekiel--1931-2020-.html

  110. prosa123 says:
    @Art Deco

    I think Marilyn Mach vos Savant has been content to write newspaper columns. Not heard of anything else she’s done, though apparently she has a position in her husband’s company. I believe she married too late in life to have children.

    That’s true of her marriage to the artificial heart guy Jarvik, but she had been married once before when very young and had two children.

  111. Anonymous[355] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Plenty of towns in Africa are less prosperous than the US but it’s not Detroit over there. They know what social controls work* with their people and are not afraid to use them.

    But it ain’t Denmark either, and black Africans seem incapable of building complex systems on their own. They can manage more or less at the primitive level. Still, the influence of US black culture is fraying traditional African ways there as well.

    Prof Michael Levin of NYU (not to be confused with other Michael Levins) maintains that black behavior is not pathological at all

    I agree it’s relative. African behavior is natural to the place it evolved in but out of place in civilized setting.

    *The political messes one sees in Africa are hardly exclusive to that continent. That part is another story.

    Political dysfunction and social chaos are common all over the world, but there’s an added element of craziness with blacks. Brown societies can be plagued with poverty and violence, but black ones seem to be far more celebratory about it. It’s not enough burn and rob but they got to twerk about it and laugh like hyenas.

    At any rate, if Anthony Edwards(actor in Top Gun) and Mike Tyson are in the same classroom and if Edwards usually gets 90’s on tests while Tyson usually gets 50’s, my guess is the main problem isn’t Tyson doing less well but that he routinely acts the thug and has a bad attitude and no respect for the teacher or institution. Not underperforming on tests but overperforming in thuggery

  112. Anonymous[289] • Disclaimer says:

    Suppose there are two dogs.

    One dog is rather nice but the other one often growls and bites the master and tears up the furniture and attacks neighborhood kids and dogs.

    Suppose the nice dog scores a 9/10 at fetching while the mean dog scores 6/10.

    Now, should the main worry be about the mean dog doing less well at fetching or the fact that it is overly aggressive, disruptive, and dangerous?

    If there are two nations and if one lags the other by most metrics, that isn’t much of a problem as long as the less achieving nation doesn’t have a crazy foreign policy and messes things up.

    In the end, the main problem for Ukraine was not being poorer than neighboring nations. Rather, it allowed crazies to take over and provoke tensions with Russia that was patiently preparing for decisive action since 2014.

    In 2020, America showed unprecedented sympathy for blacks, even washing feet and canonizing the worthless George Floyd. Black reaction? Using BLM funds to buy blings, riots and lootings as celebration, and the narcissism of criminality. But as long as Soroses of the world use blacks as guilt-bait and as long as dumb whites fall for it, it’s going to get worse.

  113. Dani says:

    How many people are actually going to come across this “fictitious” story on the RAND Corp. website? Even if many stumble across it, and a handful are black, what are the odds the blacks who read it will take it for the delusional nonsense it is?
    Both students have cell phones, so we are to assume this comparison story takes place in current-day U.S.? This makes this story all the more ridiculous.
    If they switched the stories with the students, starting with their NAMES, it would be a hell of a lot more believable.
    What could be expected from (((RAND))), however.

  114. Nico says:
    @Unintended Consequence

    Yes, and my hunch is that two top-STEM-performing male teenage athletes are probably not going to aim for nursing no matter how much they deep throat in their spare time.

  115. It’s like the old Highlight’s For Children cartoon “Goofus and Rufus”; don’t be like Goofus.

    • Replies: @Random Anonymous
  116. For their next study RAND should look at the impact to the learning and lifetime earnings of kids who have to sit next to the kind of dirtbag kids who throw their phones at teachers (and worse). That’s a much bigger problem than the phantom systemic racism driving disparities in school discipline.

    • Replies: @ScarletNumber
  117. Anon[263] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anon

    I think most activists now know intuitively that it’s counterproductive to get specific about causation. Some people, often smart Jews, never learn. The New York Magazine staff blame the sorry performance of black students on lead paint, heavy metal intake from adjacent industry, and air pollution.

    If word got out that Blacks’ poor performance is a result of genetics, then Whites would become reluctant to have sex with Blacks.

    That would slow the project of destroying Whites as a separate racial and ethnic group.

  118. anonymous[166] • Disclaimer says:
    @Reg Cæsar

    Any halfway-cognizant libertarian-thinking individual can see right through the “woman’s right to her body” horse manure mucus.

    What is the argument that supposedly beats the right to one’s own body argument?

    “Pro-choice” is a feminist– and socialist– position. It is not libertarian.

    It is libertarian.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  119. J1234 says:
    @HammerJack

    When I say “oppressive taxation” I’m talking about property/wealth confiscation that’s called taxation by the confiscators. Yes, that’s something like what we are experiencing now, but it it will be far more blatant in the future (I’m talking the “forced loans” of 17th century England.) While I see and understand the truth of what you’re saying, I disagree with your implicit premise that the future is hopeless enough to not concern ourselves with the financial security of (and the avoidance of debt for) our children.

  120. J1234 says:
    @nebulafox

    Today’s world believes incredibly gifted people like that have a duty to be some kind of societal savior. The problem is that today’s world doesn’t deserve a savior…at least that type. As to life choices for hyper geniuses, being a college professor is better than riding around on a bus all day long.

    • Replies: @SFG
  121. @Enzo the Baker

    Sadly, the school will argue that the rights of the students who are doing the disrupting trump the rights of the students who are not. This is why you are derelict as a parent if you allow your children to be on the general academic track at your local public school. You have to either insist that your children get placed in advanced courses or you must avail yourself of a private high school even if you aren’t religious per se. You need to keep your children away from the animals.

  122. Adept says:
    @peterike

    I don’t see what’s keeping the McKinsey grift going. Who in their right mind would hire this company for “consulting” — especially when the “consultants” are likely as not to literally be midwit 24 year olds who are billing at \$600/hour? Are they getting a lot of government work, or what?

    That “diversity and inclusion” page you linked to is particularly funny for its wanton overuse, and improper use, of the word “equity.”

    • Replies: @EdwardM
  123. Dr. Doom says:

    Here at the Bland Corporation, we reach the results that the funders want.
    We tailor our data points to meet the predetermined criteria of the government.
    Some may argue that is not science, but the Bland Corporation is not concerned.
    Only by reaching predetermined conclusions can we get our money.

    Much like the street prostitute or the call girl, we aim to please the payee.
    We are not a concern that discusses what the payee doesn’t pay for.
    The results are guaranteed up front upon the receipt of grants.
    The Bland Corporation is the cutting edge of predetermined outcomes.

    • Replies: @Mr. Anon
  124. Mr. Grey says:

    This could only be cooked up by folks who never had to live in an “urban” community.

  125. SFG says:
    @J1234

    Tech. Less politics (than academia anyway), less chance of getting metooed.

  126. Over the course of his career, Daniel receives promotions and raises that average 1.5 percent per year, allowing him to increase his starting salary of \$67,000 to \$141,051. This leads to lifetime earnings of \$5.08 million.

    Over the course of his career, Liam receives promotions and raises that average 2.5 percent per year, allowing him to increase his starting salary of \$70,000 to \$240,598. This leads to lifetime earnings of \$7.06 million. …

    Much like their war-gaming for WW3, RAND gets this wrong. Both men lose their jobs to Indian (dot, not feather) and Mexican women who will do the jobs for only \$90k tops at the end of their careers.

    • Agree: Adam Smith
  127. Ralph L says:
    @Mr. Anon

    You mean Bernie Taupin.

  128. @Half Canadian

    “invented narratives”

    Facts and figures are eventually absorbed by stories which are then mutated and synthesized into narratives. It’s a process, like sausage-making. Sometimes it’s a torturous process, like sausage-making.

  129. @Spud Boy

    Are blacks who only make \$141K really the problem here?

    Nah, this is just the standard affirmative action three card monte. Elite institutions are always selling you on the idea that they are going to turn Shontavious into a lawyer when they’re really only going to admit the daughter of the Ghanaian ambassador to the UN and call it a day. This is just the flip side of that. Make the protagonist very sympathetic ‘one of us/clubbable’ relatable, and pretend that closing the 2 mil gap is going to mean no more Shontavious. Surprise, surprise, it turns out the ball isn’t under that cup either. Wanna play again?

    The basic problem is, that for reasons that are obscure, nobody, outside of a baby mama or three, likes Shontavious poor chap. That is unlikely to change any time soon.

  130. @Anonymous

    “the worthless George Floyd”

    I hear he’s a better dancer now that he’s dead.

  131. @JackOH

    “it really does seem as though White Euro-America isn’t their show and will never be their show.”

    Blacks don’t seem able to function in a highly structured environment. Even in prison they slack off, although they do maintain a busy sex life. Some white-Euro Americans like me would prefer more of a semi-structure, like a Latin society. Plenty of time for naps and creative thinking.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  132. Carol says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    STEM interest implies they can do better than nursing, which is much softer than premed or PA curriculum and doesn’t pay near as much.

    Though actually being a nurse is a huge pain in the ass. Men are expected to literally do the heavy lifting too.

    Gotta turn those 400 lb patients.

    • Thanks: ScarletNumber
  133. @Citizen of a Silly Country

    our rulers hate us and are more than happy to lie through their teeth to further their goal of destroying whites as a people and culture.

    Our rulers fear us and are more than happy to lie through their teeth to further their goal of neutralizing whites as a people and culture.

  134. Art Deco says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    Blacks don’t seem able to function in a highly structured environment.

    There are as we speak about 18 million blacks with workaday jobs. They’re functioning passably.

  135. Bill Ockham says: • Website

    This looks like an adjacent case to William of Ockham’s Law of Single Issue Activism.

    The infrastructure should have been shut down years ago but is instead redirected to some facsimile of the original problem.

    https://www.williamofockham.com/2022/08/04/you-could-have-just-thrown-a-big-party/

  136. Rob McX says:
    @Hibernian

    Marilu Henner is one of those people who can remember every hour of every day of their lives, like Ireneo Funes in Borges’ short story. There are apparently only about a dozen people in the world known to have this ability.

  137. Mr. Anon says:
    @Dr. Doom

    Here at the Bland Corporation, we reach the results that the funders want.

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen it, but I think that somebody in Dr. Strangelove may have actually referred to a study done by the “Bland Corporation”.

  138. Atle says:

    Strange that RAND forgot about the life history of Han, the Asian-American youngster who grew up and surpassed them both in success and socio-economic status. But that would fuck up the narrative, wouldn’t it?

  139. @Reg Cæsar

    This was adapted as a story by one of my favorite tv shows,which would be House.
    A guy is brought in dying. He was a brilliant MIT wunderkind working as a delivery guy. Turns out he had been ” robo-tripping,” guzzling cough syrup to dumb himself down.
    He had a beautiful🙄girlfriend,but she was much less smart.
    If he gave up the syrup,he’d be so smart he would hate life and hate the girl. So at the end he goes back to the syrup.
    So,happiness and beautiful girl,or atomic thingamabobs?

  140. @Reg Cæsar

    “Prof Michael Levin of NYU…maintains that black behavior is not pathological at all, but precisely what you’d expect of Africans left adrift in a Western society not of their making.”

    Reg, you must be thinking of my old grad school logic teacher, Michael Levin of City College of NY and the CUNY Graduate Center.

    He did some brilliant writing on race and feminism during the 1980s and 1990s, but was terrorized by communists over it. Jared Taylor re-published his race book (Why Race Matters), published some articles by him, and invited him to speak at one or more American Renaissance conferences, but Levin didn’t find the company there simpatico. I read an interview with him a few years ago, in which it sounded like he’d been hanging out with liberals, and was no longer thinking clearly about race.

    He is retired now, and doesn’t appear to have done any writing for some time, which I would think would be difficult for a high-powered mind like him. That’s a sad situation; then again, it’s a sad situation for any honest, intelligent, man.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    , @Art Deco
  141. @Nicholas Stix

    He did some brilliant writing on race and feminism…

    I forget the periodical, but he wrote back in the aughts somewhere that feminism was the first philosophy that was wrong about everything. Give the ladies due credit!

    I don’t know why I keep linking him to NYU. I know full well the difference between that and CCNY. (For others out there, NYU, despite the sound of its name, is a private school. Same with Penn.)

  142. @JackOH

    I’ve never heard of the NYU Prof. Levin…

    Oops, mea culpa. He’s CCNY CUNY:

    https://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=103118

    “I agree with the some of the previous comments, this man is teaching a school in Harlem and yet finds African Americans genetically less intelligent? You should honestly avoid this professor but if you get stuck with him then study the book and you’ll be ok (unless he losses your grades cause he’s old and senile).”

  143. @anonymous

    What is the argument that supposedly beats the right to one’s own body argument?

    Child support.

    Parental obligation is simply a concrete example of the obligation to not aggress. By taking care of their child in the womb, the parents prevent an aggression that would happen if they were, instead, to tear her away from the life support she gets there.

    Abortion and Rights: Applying Libertarian
    Principles Correctly

  144. @Ghost of Bull Moose

    Exactly…

    In their free time, they both love to read, swim, and watch suspense movies.

    Daniel is Black.

    I attended a college with some of our nation’s elitist elite blacks, and I have never known a black person who reads for pleasure, swims, or likes suspense movies. One of my current co-workers is a mulatto woman whose brother is a 2nd amendment absolutist, bodybuilding anarchist, but he still doesn’t swim for sure, or read or like suspense movies as far as I know. It’s almost like this was designed to signal that the thought experiment was a non-starter.

  145. Anon[164] • Disclaimer says:
    @Spud Boy

    Are blacks who only make \$141K really the problem here?

    “Only” 141K? Is that not a lot of money to you?

  146. Spect3r says:

    I stoppped reading after “both love to read, swim…”
    LOL

  147. @PJ London

    J.K. Rowling & Steven King sold even more copies, which doesn’t change the fact they have been writing drivel.

  148. FPD72 says:
    @YetAnotherAnon

    Through my younger son I have a friend who is a male nurse. He’s married with two kids. Although kind hearted he has the capacity to be a total bad ass when needed. Other friends have told me of complete beat downs he has administered when the circumstances called for it. His reputation is such that a cop knocked on his door, offered to remove his badge and gun, and wanted to throw down with him.

    He is also a hunter. Even his beautiful wife hunts and was taught by her father to clean her own kill. I’ve hunted whitetails with him on several occasions and his knowledge and instincts are excellent.

    He is the only male nurse I know well and he is definitely not light in the loafers. I know, sample size n = 1.

    • Replies: @Hibernian
  149. Art Deco says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    With GoogleScholar I can locate 80-odd publications which list him as an author. Some are letters and book reviews, but most are academic papers. About 10% are discussions of race, homosexuality, or feminism. You do have some in publications pitched to the general reader – Academic Questions and Quadrant (an Australian publication) appear in his bibliography. However, the vast bulk are in scholarly journals read only by students and professors and only selectively. He’s a conventional academic, more prolific than most. It’s indicative of the decay in faculty life that there would be no place for him today were he a young scholar. (I’m guessing he retired around 2010). Comparisons were made of Levin and Leonard Jeffries at the time, which is obtuse inasmuch as Jeffries had no scholarly publications under his belt, had never been subject to any sort of peer review, and had a history of behaving strangely and obnoxiously on campus. The worst complaints about Levin (seen on his RateMyProfessors page) is that he’s confusing.

  150. Hibernian says:
    @FPD72

    If somebody really wants to treat patients, not for the money or prestige, they might go to nursing school and apply to medical school. If they can’t get in, they can still treat patients, maybe as a nurse practitioner. There are many people like this in military medicine; I’ve seen it first hand. Among those who have treated me, other than in the service, the arrogant doctor is not quite the norm, but they’re definitely out there.

  151. EdwardM says:
    @Adept

    Have to disagree. One must acknowledge that McKinsey hires smart people. The strategic analyses that they produce are intelligently reasoned in and of themselves; whether the strategies that they recommend are any good, who knows. As they say, “no one ever got fired for hiring McKinsey.”

    It’s true that McKinseys of the world set corporate agendas to some extent, but the main reason they produce topics on idiocies like diversity and inclusion, ESG, etc. is because that’s what their clients want. I don’t blame them for getting on the gravy train to meet the demands of misguided companies with more time and money than they know what to do with.

  152. Forbes says:
    @Arclight

    That was the first thought I had–Life of Julia–in the opening paragraphs. I started reading after a few more. What nonsense. What worthless nonsense.

  153. Forbes says:
    @Joe S.Walker

    That used to be a way to get a cracked/shattered screen. Now they put the phone in a case and it turns into a brick-like weapon. Throwing seems unlikely, but I don’t know any high schoolers…

  154. Forbes says:
    @Ralph L

    In high school, during the summer vacation, my next door neighbor swimmer was in the pool every morning at 6:30 (M-F) for two hours of training. He finished third in the Texas HS championships as a sophomore, and second in NYS and the Northeast his junior and senior year.

    If it wasn’t the “season” for the HS team with after school training, he’s was in the pool for two hours of training before school everyday. This was the 1970s. Competitive swimming has been intense forever.

  155. @Unit472

    “Liam would more likely be given Infantry school were he to join the Army and only offered nursing school as an inducement to re-enlist”

    When I enlisted in the army about 50 years ago I was offered a choice at that time to either choose nursing or auto/track mechanic. I qualified for every job in the army and that included finance, computers, electronics etc etc. My GT score was 133. The average GT score of the mechanics at my army base was about 90. I was first in the battalion basic training class for rifle shooting. In physical fitness I was only 4th in the battalion, mainly due to the fact that I only ran the mile in 6.5 minutes. A full battalion is up to about 1,000 men.
    I choose auto mechanics because I thought it would be more useful afterwards. Besides nursing I felt was more of a woman’s job. In civilian life I wound up programming applications on main frame systems.

    The peace time army is a waste of time but an interesting experience. I would never enlist in the army in this day and age. Policing the world; Phuck that. Let Bill Gates or Trumps sons join and police the world.

  156. It’s interesting to see the Rand Corporation degenerate into voodoo technocracy. Philip K. Dick imagined a future in which spells and magical thinking would blend with scientism but his version was more entertaining.

    Of course Dick was a garden-variety shitlib when it came to the Great American Race Thing, so he wouldn’t have published this dystopian plot twist even if it occurred to him.

  157. Anonymous[248] • Disclaimer says:

    Where are the true stories about middle class White guys who don’t get into elite colleges due to a bias against them while the black man gets overwhelmingly preferential treatment?

  158. @Mr. Anon

    Why should I pay any attention to anything the RAND Corporation says when they are obviously so clueless about how the World really works, as evidenced by this bogus scenario?

    My late father-in-law worked for Rand and a couple of decades ago gave me a paper he’d written on survivable nuclear war. It’s around this place somewhere. It struck me as being very flexible in the array of positions it could be used to support depending on the going-in assumptions one chose.
    The RAND Corporation is very clued in as to how the World works particularly as regards to how to keep the money flowing.

  159. @Anonymous

    the worthless George Floyd

    contributed much more to GDP than you and yours ever will. Think of all the broken windows that needed replacing, the Police and Ambulance overtime, the thousands of lawyers who got to suck on the Soros teat. He birthed a new Industry, hundreds of millions of dollars flowed to poor oppressed blacks; a true black entrepreneur.
    What have you done for us lately?

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Rob McX
  160. Vanya says:

    I quite reading after RAND claimed a black person was a good swimmer…after that nonsense the bs alarm wouldn’t stop ringing in my head.

    • Replies: @Dr. Merkvurkdigliebe
  161. Anonymous[322] • Disclaimer says:
    @Bill Jones

    contributed much more to GDP than you and yours ever will

    There you go. The New Kneel, better than the New Deal.

    Put your knee on some drug-addled black guy and wait for him to croak from overdose.

    Have the city go up in flames and re-invest and rebuild it.

    Worthy of Nobel Prize for economics.

  162. Rob McX says:
    @Bill Jones

    And he’s the one person in America whose death won’t be attributed to COVID. Even though he had COVID.

  163. @Vanya

    Rare. but has happened. At the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 4×100 meter freestyle relay was won by the USA. Cullen Jones, who swam the 3rd leg, is quite black.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swimming_at_the_2008_Summer_Olympics_%E2%80%93_Men%27s_4_%C3%97_100_metre_freestyle_relay

  164. I doubt anyone is interested, but the phenomenon you are speaking of is fairly common. When people who are not that bright have this particular gift, they claim they can “remember every hour.” Funny thing, though, they never seem to have enough time in the present day to tell you all the hours they remember …..If Marilu were a real artist, she would have watched great actors again and again and incorporated all their bags of tricks into her own art – but somehow it seems she could never have been bothered to do that, as far as I can tell (I am not being mean here, the woman made millions as an actress and does not care that I am saying she could have been better) …..Sometimes they (the people with that type of recall) have physical gifts, and like a Greg Maddux or a Jack Nicklaus they can physically remember intimate details of every single pitch they have thrown or every green they have made a chip shot at – which is obviously useful as long as you can still throw 90 miles an hour to a mid-IQ hitter who has no idea what to expect, or swing a nine iron at the requisite speed; sometimes they get inveigled into being scientists, and like poor von Neumann they waste their lives trying to write a scientific paper that incorporates their memories of thousands of other scientific papers and in doing so achieve greatness but only a marginal greatness, without any guarantee of actual amazing unique insights (and when I say numbers, I mean lots and lots of numbers – never underestimate the fact that guys like Neumann were basically close friends to almost every three four or five digit number that ever existed – imagine how good a scientist you would be if someone said something like 42, 377 and you said yeah I remember that guy we spent a lot of time together back in the day and you could do that for tens of thousands of other numbers and for tens of thousands of equations where that number would be likely to show up – by the way that is a theme for some detective novels if you swap out multiple digit numbers (math professor skills) for “dumb things criminals do, from one to a million” (senior detective skills); but like I said, I doubt anyone is interested. If you already know this, it is trivial, if you don’t know this (and I have learned this over the years of good-heartedly saying true things on the internet) you will just assume I don’t know what I am talking about, and pass on, or, if you are the sort of person who gets worked up about these things, you might spend a few moments to indignantly tell me I am an deluded idiot who has no right to comment on the great von Neumann or the great Nicklaus.
    I am used to it by now. Thanks for reading a long comment.

    • Thanks: Rob McX
  165. @middle-aged vet

    “To indignantly tell me” I meant to say, in that last line of the long paragraph,but my edit button does not work on my very very old computer and I lacked the time to edit the comment.

    Also, what I said (about the underlying basic triviality of repetitive memory, treated simply as repetitive memory, at least outside of the sports world) is basically a truism in the realm of AI research. Arguing with me is like arguing with an AI researcher. One of which I am not, by choice. Again, Thanks for reading.

  166. @John Milton's Ghost

    Wow, Rand is onto something. This fantasy writing sure is cathartic!

    And they get paid to do it, too. That makes it even better.

  167. @Elmer T. Jones

    Could not find names for the authors of this “research”.

    Probably a reason for that.

  168. “Daniel receives a phone call during class and takes out his phone to silence it. The teacher tells Daniel to hand over his phone for the rest of the day. Daniel gets upset and tosses his phone onto his teacher’s desk, inadvertently knocking over a cup of coffee onto assignments.

    He is reported to the principal’s office, where he receives a week’s suspension—including being barred from swim practice—because the teacher took his behavior as a sign of aggression.

    Liam receives a phone call in social studies class and takes out his phone to silence it. The teacher asks Liam to give her his phone. Liam uses profanity and rolls his eyes as he hands her the phone.

    The White teacher gives Liam a stern warning but decides not to take further disciplinary action because he is typically a good student”

    What a load of horse shit. Did anyone read beyond that?

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