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Month: April 2017

Call to Arms: 2017 Western Men’s Strike

Call to Arms: 2017 Western Men’s Strike

Should the men of the Western world go on strike? In 1975 on the 24th of October 90% of the women in Iceland participated in a day of strike. The goal was to highlight the importance women played in the Icelandic economy. Many businesses had to close for the day or severely cut back their operations. Work in the home was also included, meaning no childrearing was carried out for the day by the women involved. Apart from the unethical…

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Honest Corruption

Honest Corruption

Sometimes I get the feeling that the United States is in a better situation than Norway in regard to corrupt politicians. In international rankings Norway scores way ahead of the US in terms of public perception on the level of corruption in society. As a Norwegian myself, I can confirm that most people on this side of the Atlantic are “true believers” in a manner of speaking. They really believe that politicians have the best interest of the population at…

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Extracting Lessons From The Art of the Deal

Extracting Lessons From The Art of the Deal

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Donald Trump has been remarkably consistent up through the years. His signature book “The Art of the Deal” chronicles Trump’s business career from the beginning until his escapades in the casino industry in Atlantic City (prior to the events of the 90’s). I just recently finished reading it and I’m quite puzzled why people were surprised about Trump’s presidential run. The man literally wrote a book about his playbook for…

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Using The Medical Profession For Calculated Evil

Using The Medical Profession For Calculated Evil

Yesterday I watched the first three episodes of the tv-adaption of “The Handmaid’s Tale”. It was surprisingly well made. I’ve written about it in an earlier blogpost found here. Usually tv or movie adaptations of books are not as good as the source material. The limitations of the medium is an obvious reason. A book can be hundreds of pages long, while a tv-show usually has episodes shorter than an hour, and movies generally don’t exceed two and a half…

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The Breakdown of Law and Order

The Breakdown of Law and Order

We can see a frightening and deeply concerning trend sweeping across the United States. It is the breaking down of policing and respect for the law. There is no single cause, no single antagonist and no single solution. If you had asked me a couple of years ago what my opinion on the police was, I would have conveyed a very negative one. My position has since evolved. It is a fact that police forces are part of the enforcement…

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On Helping Poor People Through Raising IQ

On Helping Poor People Through Raising IQ

I’ve recently completed “Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own” written by Garett Jones. In the book, he talks about measured IQ on the aggregate level in the various nations of the world. He makes the case for raising IQ as the best means for improving life in poor countries. A nation with a low average IQ-score suffers from poor economic productivity and corrupt/incompetent governance. There exists little hope for the individual in terms…

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Cultural and Political Identity (Part 2)

Cultural and Political Identity (Part 2)

(This post had been rendered somewhat obsolete by a new post found here)   In yesterday’s post I finished with a brief summary on my stance on Norwegian nationalism. Culturally I feel alienated from mainstream Norwegian culture. I feel no connection to what are considered mainstream authors, tv-shows or political pundits. In fact if I could choose, I would probably self-identify as an American. I first took an interest in America as a political and historical entity during Ron Paul’s…

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