"A big lesson of the past twenty years has been “actually liberal democracy isn’t necessary to reach developed-country status”, so it would be quite the twist if it turned out you needed liberal democracy to reach developed-country status. This gets pretty close to the great mystery of why some less-developed countries “catch up” and others don’t; whatever happens in China is going to be a really useful data point." - Astral Codex Ten
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Friday, November 19, 2021
Anyone who thinks that powerful Communist Party officials didn't sexually harass or assault with as much or more impunity as the powerful in America is on crack. The main difference between China and America is that while the powerful could, at least until recently, make you figuratively disappear from public view and fame, the Chinese Communist Party can LITERALLY make you disappear:
UPDATE: In which I still don't believe those liars:
UPDATE: Still not buying it:
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Just a nice summary of Philadelphia's criminal enterprise that would make The Godfather jealous:
Sunday, September 19, 2021
The proof that price controls fail is EVERYWHERE!
But PA and NC just ignore it and pretend they are making things better even as their citizens cross the border to states that don't fuck everything up:
Saturday, September 18, 2021
While this is aimed at liberal elites, don't believe your conservative representatives are any less reprehensible:
Friday, August 13, 2021
They don't share a land border with the U.S.
They share a land border with Canada.
It is literally insane to keep the border here closed!
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