Tag Archives: too many graphs

Considerations On Cost Disease

I. Tyler Cowen writes about cost disease. I’d previously heard the term used to refer only to a specific theory of why costs are increasing, involving labor becoming more efficient in some areas than others. Cowen seems to use it … Continue reading

Nootropics Survey Results And Analysis

In case you are just joining us: nootropics are substances which purportedly improve mental functioning with relatively few side effects when used responsibility. Caffeine is a good example. It improves wakefulness and energy, and when used responsibly is so safe … Continue reading

The Anti-Reactionary FAQ

[Edit 3/2014: I no longer endorse all the statements in this document. I think many of the conclusions are still correct, but especially section 1 is weaker than it should be, and many reactionaries complain I am pigeonholing all of … Continue reading

Hasta La Victorians Siempre

It seems to be Gush About The Victorians Month in the academic community or something. How The Mid-Victorians Worked, Ate, and Died (h/t Michael Vassar) claims that the mid-Victorian period was a golden age of health during which life expectancy … Continue reading

Reactionary Philosophy In An Enormous, Planet-Sized Nutshell

I have heard the following from a bunch of people, one of whom was me six months ago: “I keep on reading all these posts by really smart people who identify as Reactionaries, and I don’t have any idea what’s … Continue reading

Google Correlate does not imply Google Causation

I need something sexy, something to lure new readers to this new blog and get them excited. So let’s talk about statistical correlations. No, wait, failed statistical correlations! Google Correlate is a nifty new Google product that takes data sets … Continue reading