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What do I mean by Skin in the Game? My Own Version | Medium

When selecting a surgeon for your next brain procedure, should you pick a surgeon who looks like a butcher or one who looks like a surgeon? The logic of skin in the game implies you need to select the one who (while credentialed) looks the least like what you would expect from a surgeon, or, […]

Bitcoin – It may fail but we now know how to do it | Medium

Bitcoin – It may fail but we now know how to do it Which is why Bitcoin is an excellent idea. It fulfills the needs of the complex system, not because it is a cryptocurrency, but precisely because it has no owner, no authority that can decide on its fate. It is owned by the […]

Quand les chrétiens du Liban ont-ils commencé à parler français ? | Medium

L’idée reçue actuelle (donnée par des « experts » en relations internationales) veut que les chrétiens du Liban se seraient mis à parler français à partir de la période de « colonialisme français » — tout comme les habitants du Maghreb. Mais la France n’a gouverné le Liban que durant deux décennies, suite à la défaite des […]

Something is Broken in the UK Intellectual Sphere | Medium

The BBC did some kind of educational cartoon on Roman Britain and represented “diversity” in terms of someone looking African in the show as representative of “diversity” at the time. The BBC was effectively applying quotas retroactively (I mean, really retroactively). Any dissent from the statistical errors made by the politically correct police is treated […]

The Merchandising of Virtue | Medium

Hence the principle: If your private life conflicts with your intellectual opinion, it cancels your intellectual ideas, not your private life and If your private actions do not generalize then you cannot have general ideas This is not strictly about ethics, but information transfer. If a car salesman tries to sell you a Detroit car […]