Category Archives: Insights

Interesting posts

James Howard Kunstler on how the madness of the Baizuo has finally provoked the blond beast. We had it shackled, locked in a lead-lined nailed coffin, entombed in a stone mausoleum, for seventy years. And these unspeakables, so righteous in … Continue reading

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Foresight – Enoch Powell

A letter to the Financial Times, from Mr Julian Boswall, 20 June, 2017: Sir, It is not correct that the people in Britain were mendaciously told in 1975 that the common market had “no political agenda” (Letters, June 16). Enoch … Continue reading

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Anomalies, Red Flags and Insights – an Example

From the Australian Financial Review, 29-30 July – ‘Nudity, fish and guns in the new age of inflation’: To casual readers, the cover of the June 2009 edition of British Vogue, featuring supermodel Natalia Vodianova in the nude, was a … Continue reading

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Unabomber seeks to explain the Baizuo

The Unabomber was a troubled man. But he also demonstrated intelligence and insight. What caused him to think that murdering unfortunate wage-slaves would allow him to realise his goals for the world is beyond my reasoning. But I was interested … Continue reading

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Scott Adams hits it out of the park

Scott Adams’ writing has been insightful through the election campaign. I haven’t agreed with everything he has said, in particular his conclusions about who was winning at each stage. But for illumination he has been indispensable. I enjoyed this post, … Continue reading

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‘Screaming into the camera’

Recently, in a video interview which I can’t exactly identify, Jim Rickards mentioned that, in the video releases that he gave prior to Brexit, advising his subscribers and clients to ‘short sterling and buy gold’, he was doing everything short … Continue reading

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Do the maths

Insight from Stockman: In short, the world economy is fundamentally changing gears. A two-decade long credit-fueled crack-up boom which was centered in China and which cascaded throughout its EM supply chain and its DM base of capital equipment and luxury goods suppliers, such as Germany and the US, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Epistemic Rationality

Epistemic Rationality is the ability to gain and hold accurate beliefs about the world around us. It is crucial for being able to make informed decisions that have as high a probability as possible of improving one’s situation. The importance … Continue reading

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Insights and Narratives

Recently I’ve been working on the part of my proposed course which covers insights – what they are, their value, and how to create a mindset which encourages their appearance. Also recently, as a result of the release in the US of … Continue reading

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