Link. Noah agrees with me that Siskind is basically conservative. His strongest critique, which I agree with, is that Metz exaggerates the popularity of Slate Star Codex.
Link. It was a straightforward strategy.
Link. The panopticon has benefits.
Link. I read the new Codex and it is Libertarian-conservative. I think Scott is in a bit of denial there.
Link. But does he have Mao’s popular support?
Link. Fascinating. Would it work for reluctant groups?
Link. As a young person I *might* have found SSC interesting, but for older me it was boring. I scanned the Substack reboot and it’s fundamentally conservative-libertarian.
Link. Work-life balance is for losers. (I’m a content loser so far; enough money and a balanced life. Of course may judge differently in the future.)
Link. American evangelical prophecy movement. This comes and goes. Be nice to have historical data.