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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Lower IQ, declining productivity

More of the unseen benefits of mass immigration altering US demographics:
Evidence from the American Time Use Survey 2003-12 suggests the existence of small but statistically significant racial/ethnic differences in time spent not working at the workplace. Minorities, especially men, spend a greater fraction of their workdays not working than do white non-Hispanics. These differences are robust to the inclusion of large numbers of demographic, industry, occupation, time and geographic controls. They do not vary by union status, public-private sector attachment, pay method or age; nor do they arise from the effects of equal-employment enforcement or geographic differences in racial/ethnic representation. The findings imply that measures of the adjusted wage disadvantages of minority employees are overstated by about 10 percent.
White men are more productive on average. This isn't news to anyone who actually works in the labor force or is familiar with national productivity statistics. The good news is that at least it isn't racist. White women are less productive too.

But it is one more piece of evidence showing that immigration is NOT good for the economy. It is, however, good for white contractors.
Subway-repair contracts had to be issued and work performed as emergency repairs to every leg of the DC Metro train system this summer. Populated 92% Black, every maintenance job up to the most specialized engineering positions are held by Blacks, who cannot perform said work. Like women in the Navy, they hold the job, knock down the pay and benefits, but someone else has to do the work under contract.

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Blogger Gloriam Deo November 21, 2017 8:16 AM  

Not surprised about the contractors. I have met maybe one black I would trust to do repairs to drywall, much less a train system.

Why is that? IQ? You would think the above racial average blacks would try and pull themselves up some. Sure, they might have different values than whites, but surely they can see the value in hard work and reliability?

Anonymous BBGKB November 21, 2017 8:18 AM  

small but statistically significant racial/ethnic differences in time spent not working at the workplace. Minorities, especially men, spend a greater fraction of their workdays not working

Bitch please.

One of the problems is that it will take more people to accomplish the same effect. I am going to admit to being wrong before about my comments of Dr Ben Carson's well known surgery where he lead 70+ doctors/nurses on a 22 hour surgery that I compared to doing 3 Whipples on octogenarians in one day. Well I was wrong about Ben Carson because 3 Whipples wouldn't have consumed as much recourses, or strained the surgical recourses of an entire city. With more diversity we will not have the capacity to do things we could a decade ago.

Blogger Cecil Henry November 21, 2017 8:19 AM  

Civic nationalism at work: 'Canada in Decay'

While you were at work. Here's what the left is up to. With glee:

Diversity is a code word for White Genocide: Picture it!!

https://twitter.com/AhmedDHussen/status/932712490684870656
https://www.henrymakow.com/upload_images/Traitor.jpg


My country was my home, now its a hotel, and they think I'm going to be a waiter

Blogger pyrrhus November 21, 2017 8:20 AM  

Of course, we've been seeing this aspect of government for well over 40 years. Which is why government spends between 3 and 100 times more than private business to carry out its projects...

Blogger Dexter November 21, 2017 8:37 AM  

When minorities "work", do they actually add value to the enterprise? If every Negress in the HR department spent the day goofing off instead of "working", that might actually be a good thing...

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 8:39 AM  

Not to worry. We can afford this.

Since resources became unlimited the moment Bond Vigilantes went full retard in 1981 and began buying an unlimited number of IOU's for 36 years (and counting), it would be inhuman to fail to spend whatever it takes to make all people on Earth as rich as the average American.

No? Well, if you were born after, say, 1970 (you were 11 years old or less when this Debt-enabled Boom began), you don't know any better.

And if you were born long before that, but your brokerage statement, your pension and SocSec figures promise you six figures for sitting on your butt from 55 or 60 through thirty or forty years of duffing on the golf course, I guess you don't give a rat's ass.

Ignorance + "Don't care" = Mt. VesuviDebt. And we all live in Pompeii.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 8:44 AM  

When borrowing-to-spend actually causes balance sheets to skyrocket, who can be surprised at the waste?

For 36 years, issuing IOU's in order to pay Peter to dig a ditch, Paul to fill it back in and Latavius to pick his nose and surf porn was accretive to GDP and to overall "wealth."

This will eventually be seen as the longest period of batguano-insane monetary/economic policy in history, and if any so-called economists of this period are still alive, I hope they are literally roasted over a slow fire while alive.

Anonymous Avalanche November 21, 2017 8:45 AM  

@1 "above racial average blacks would try and pull themselves up some. Sure, they might have different values than whites, but surely they can see the value in hard work and reliability?"

??! Re-read what you wrote -- they ARE "above racial average" than the average black, so they see that they get paid mo-better WITHOUT doing the work! The "value' they see is: work less, get paid more, BINGO! (And they are 'smart' enough to work out better ways to do less AND get paid more! (Want a list of race hustlers? Easy enough to do.)

The big fundamental "value" the White guys see is: this is OUR civilization, and OUR people ride these subways (well, not-so-much any more, not safe!) and I would not be much of a man if I did not do my best.

TRY to find that value in even your smarter-than-average black! Their 'different values' absolutely do NOT include the values that have led White men to bestride the planet!


When in ANY and ALL of black "civilizations" have "hard work and reliability" EVER been valued?! Can you even name one? There are blacks who have taken on White values -- but damned few!

Anonymous Steve November 21, 2017 8:45 AM  

Saw recently in the same edition of a UK newspaper:

>Immigrants are vital to keeping the welfare state solvent via their tax contributions!

>The reason there's acid attacks in London is because young BME men have high unemployment and limited opportunities!

Anonymous Avalanche November 21, 2017 8:46 AM  

@2 "With more diversity we will not have the capacity to do things we could a decade ago."

You mean like go to the moon?

Blogger Ned November 21, 2017 8:50 AM  

After 40 years in commercial and residential construction, I have seen two black men actually working. One was in customer service, so no actual physical work - but he as good at his job, and the other worked with a smoking hot framing crew.

Used one black man for several days before he walked off saying the work was too hard.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd November 21, 2017 8:51 AM  

DC, if you graph delta debt and delta GDP on the same set of axis ($vs. Time), what do you see? I haven't bothered, but I remember that Denninger was claiming that it now takes more than $1 of debt to make $1 of GDP. That's going to end soon, but not going to end well.

Anonymous Arie Goldsmith November 21, 2017 8:54 AM  

Jewish people have the highest IQs... so I guess you anti-semite white nationalists are BTFO.

Anonymous Mayonnaise November 21, 2017 8:55 AM  

"Minorities, especially men, spend a greater fraction of their workdays not working than do white non-Hispanics."

No! Really? Whooda thunk?

Was the survey done because the researchers already believed it to be true? Or did they set out to prove it was NOT true, but were reluctantly forced to admit is was?

If the latter, it's a wonder they didn't tweak the numbers, like climate "scientists" do. Or maybe they did, and it's actually worse than they say!

Blogger Gloriam Deo November 21, 2017 8:56 AM  

@8"??! Re-read what you wrote -- they ARE "above racial average" than the average black, so they see that they get paid mo-better WITHOUT doing the work! The "value' they see is: work less, get paid more, BINGO! (And they are 'smart' enough to work out better ways to do less AND get paid more! (Want a list of race hustlers? Easy enough to do.)

The big fundamental "value" the White guys see is: this is OUR civilization, and OUR people ride these subways (well, not-so-much any more, not safe!) and I would not be much of a man if I did not do my best.

TRY to find that value in even your smarter-than-average black! Their 'different values' absolutely do NOT include the values that have led White men to bestride the planet!

When in ANY and ALL of black "civilizations" have "hard work and reliability" EVER been valued?! Can you even name one? There are blacks who have taken on White values -- but damned few!"

yeah, fair enough. just kind of maddening to see what seem like obvious solutions to issues being ignored. oh well, the sooner we kick them out the better.

Anonymous Reenay November 21, 2017 8:57 AM  

What a hit to the Left's sexy shiny secular multicultural sci-fi futuristic society fetish. The very people they loathe are necessary to achieving that fetish!

I wonder how these stats break down by religion as well...

Anonymous Harvey Weinstein November 21, 2017 8:59 AM  

That ficus was anti-Semitic.

Anonymous Steve November 21, 2017 9:04 AM  

When in ANY and ALL of black "civilizations" have "hard work and reliability" EVER been valued?!

Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters did nothing wrong.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera November 21, 2017 9:04 AM  

This could be used as the definition of 2nd worldism.

Blogger James Dixon November 21, 2017 9:06 AM  

> If every Negress in the HR department spent the day goofing off instead of "working",...

How could you tell the difference?

> Jewish people have the highest IQs... so I guess you anti-semite white nationalists are BTFO.

The Chinese might have a few things to say about that. It'll be fun to watch if I'm still around.

> ...but I remember that Denninger was claiming that it now takes more than $1 of debt to make $1 of GDP.

I don't know if anyone has checked the past history, but I'm guessing that's been true since at least the 90's, probably longer. As an example, at one point infrastructure spending was a no-brainer, as the return was great enough to justify it. That's no longer the case and now we can't even maintain the infrastructure we have.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 9:08 AM  

@12 Ominous, the borrow-to-spend gig worked perfectly as long as interest rates declined (from 1981 to 2016.) What Denninger describes is in part probably due to the collapse in the velocity of money.

Back in the 80's and 90's, each dollar borrowed and spent probably created several dollars in GDP per year as it bounced around the economy from hand to hand. Now, IIRC monetary velocity is near all-time lows. At a certain point, as Prechter put it, it doesn't matter if they're giving away Jaguars, because everyone has several of them. Also, in the first parts of the borrowing frenzy, some of the debt was used productively. Then along came this toxic idiocy that "consumption" is everything, and in more recent years we see debt being issued to fuel what amounts to pure consumption. I wish I could beat every economist who espouses the "fund consumption with debt, because consumption fuels production" fraud to death, because they are the soothsayers of our modern ruin.

The paradox of ZIRP was that the Fed was giving away money and NO ONE WANTED IT. Even a dollar-for-dollar repayment plan was no longer attractive.

IOU's are intangibles. The price could rise for debt even as the supply of debt was nearly infinite (and no one, not even the (((geniuses))) running the Fed, can mentally embrace $20 trillion in government debt and over $225 trillion in USD-denominated debt.)

I am astonished at the staying power, the sheer inertia, of the social mood that fueled the galaxy-sized rationalizations for getting us this deep into our collective hole.

Make-work for minorities, including Affirmative Action, is simply a tax. It is a way to move the cost of social engineering from the public treasury to private firms, or disguise "welfare spending" as something else within government budgets. It is also an illustration of the axioms of monopoly; all monopolies eventually become black holes into which resources disappear and from which NOTHING OF USE emerges. Since Nature abhors a vacuum, sooner or later the monopoly fails, but in this case we simply aren't sure how that rolls out.

We are sailing uncharted seas.

We've reached the point where only the lousiest credit risks (including Congress) are willing to borrow, because no one in the game actually thinks they'll ever make good on their IOU's. People speak as though interest rates will be low for the rest of TIME.

It's a Ponzi Scheme where all the participants already know it's a fraud, but they simply don't care.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 9:12 AM  

This morning a nearby street is being paved. Out the front window I watched a large roller lumber slowly past my house. WTF?

It stopped and the operator climbed down, walked to a car on the side of my street and he retrieved a hard hat. He climbed back on and backed the roller to where the repaving was to begin, about 20 yards away.

Yes, he drove the machine 20 yards to save himself the hassle of walking to his car to get his hard hat.

Yes, you can guess the pigmentation of his skin. Stereotypes exist for good reasons.

Blogger VD November 21, 2017 9:18 AM  

Jewish people have the highest IQs... so I guess you anti-semite white nationalists are BTFO.

No, they don't. The average Jewish IQ is below both the average Chinese and average North European IQs.

The Ashkenazi half-Jews got their higher-than-average IQ from their European mothers.

You have to go back.

Blogger Lovekraft November 21, 2017 9:18 AM  

Right out of "Atlas Shrugged" train-in-tunnel scene.

Add in the fact that socialism, where the low are elevated unjustly, gives disincentives to the high-IQ to put in any extra effort.

In the Equality-of-Outcome era, we all end up resentful and bitter.

Blogger Brad Matthews November 21, 2017 9:19 AM  

We are building a house for my father. The brick mason is an older black gentleman. Old school. Professional, polite, hard working, and came highly recommended. Guy busts his ass working and has more jobs than he can handle. His #1 complaint, he can't find good help.

Anonymous Mayonnaise November 21, 2017 9:22 AM  

"Yes, he drove the machine 20 yards to save himself the hassle of walking to his car to get his hard hat."

I'm perpetually amazed at the number of people, particularly women, who will drive around and around a parking lot looking for a "good space" ... all to save themselves maybe 15 seconds of extra walking.

Blogger VD November 21, 2017 9:22 AM  

NB: the average Israeli Jewish IQ is ~98.7. The average IQ in both Hong Kong and Singapore is 108.

Anonymous TheBoom November 21, 2017 9:23 AM  

This topic should be filed under no shit but noticing it can destroy a career. So far the high tech goliaths have been able to pander to the sjw without actually hiring majority female, Hispanic and black engineers. Soon they will not be able to get away with that and they will become ESPNed. That is why I hold some Chinese stocks.

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 21, 2017 9:26 AM  

@dc.sunsets

I've cared my whole post-pubescent life but there is f@ck all I can do about it. I know I'm not alone.

Blogger WynnLloyd November 21, 2017 9:34 AM  

"Latavius to pick his nose and surf porn."
That had me cracking up. That kind of joke has been made many times, but for some reason the way you worded it was really funny. Regards.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 9:35 AM  

@Arthur Isaac, sorry if I pulled a Denninger. I hate that guy's tendency to heap scorn on the very people who read his blog.

We (you, me, 99% of those who read here) are not the problem. We await an Idea Whose Time Has Come, and by all appearances we're just a little bit early, that's all.

Blogger WynnLloyd November 21, 2017 9:41 AM  

This is truth. Even if they have the I.Q. necessary to be an astrophysicist, they look at society and work as marks. They are constantly hoping to pull one over on everything around them, rather than to do a good job and be useful to others.
They do this to each other, especially in relationships. The males attempt to do the minimum they can to get "them draws" while the females look to lock down men with "chile suppoat" even though those males never wanted children or a family, and of course there's always the shakedown of whites' welfare system, achieved by the constant cries of "it's never been harder to be a man/woman/tranny of color."

We are supposed to be nature's great exploiters, but they actually exploit anything and anyone they can. That natural resources were not exhausted in Sub-Saharan Africa is due to their lack of I.Q. Not any kind of appreciation of nature or humanity.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 21, 2017 9:44 AM  

@21 dc.sunsets

Not to get too far into the Economic Theory weeds, but very little of the borrowing actually created any Net Value. What it did was Time Arbitrage the "cost". That's what has killed velocity of money, as the Money Supply increases with each instance of Usury.

However, there is a delay before that money ever actually hits the open market. You can see this when businesses are moving huge volumes between each other. It might be a large circle, but when the money is just going around among themselves, it doesn't effect those outside of the loop. It shows up in the non-official inflation, which is both real and not properly accounted for. This is where they've stolen most of the "money" from Western societies.

But, there's one sort of hilarious aspect to this. There is a way out. I realized it when looking at the BoJ's balance sheet. When the Central Bank owns all of the debt, a government can "default" and it goes away to the ether. It's just a number on a few digits and it's deleted. But that borrowing was "real", so where was the cost? The price was paid by the local economy through the process.

Blogger Gordon November 21, 2017 9:50 AM  

Dexter wrote: " If every Negress in the HR department spent the day goofing off instead of "working", that might actually be a good thing..."

If they didn't have the power to destroy your career, then it wouldn't be so bad. But if you, say, have a disagreement with one of them or one of your friends, then they can start a file on you, and since they aren't really working, they have the time. The disagreement can be nothing--a brief bicker about a parking space, or a call to request that a new hire be expedited. Now you have an enemy in HR.

Anonymous Cecil Rhodes November 21, 2017 9:50 AM  

Deal with the Diversity at work- seeing more of the Nigerian 1st gen offspring. Higher IQ than the AAs, but still not hesitant to grab the gravy.

And regression to the mean is implacable.Nigerian mean IQ is 84. Same as AAs.

They must go back.

Blogger Gordon November 21, 2017 9:56 AM  

Brad Matthews wrote:We are building a house for my father. The brick mason is an older black gentleman. Old school. Professional, polite, hard working, and came highly recommended. Guy busts his ass working and has more jobs than he can handle. His #1 complaint, he can't find good help.

I know someone similar. He teaches welding at a community college. He gets at least seven calls a week from companies all over the US: Do you know anyone?

He gave me his card, and said if I know any welders who need work, to have them call him. They will have to audition for him, as he won't recommend anyone who doesn't have the actual skills. But I've given his number to half a dozen guys, and all were working within a week of calling him.

He keeps telling me to come, take a couple of classes. He says I can be making six figures. I think about it....

Blogger pdwalker November 21, 2017 10:04 AM  

Aeoli Pera, not 3rd?

Blogger pdwalker November 21, 2017 10:10 AM  

dc.sunsets

Have you ever driven a roller? To be fair, I might have done the same because driving a nigh unstoppable crushing machine is something I’d take joy in.

(Someday, I’ll grow up, but today’s not that day)

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 10:10 AM  

@33 Looking Glass, the BoJ is a special case; US debt is spread all over (a consequence of exporting manufacturing and "dollar hegemony.") Even then, Japan's economy was warped into a caricature of normal, and that has consequences.

There are no solutions to the current situation for three reasons: (1) The IOU's are held as promises of future cash flows by individuals through pension funds and a host of other surrogates. (2) Debt-fueled demand warped the entire economic structure of production; for example, tens of millions of people work in the vast labyrinth of Medical Services, from hospital employees to medical insurance cubicle farm workers and the custodians cleaning the bathrooms at a Pfizer plant, and they've structured their lives around monetary demand that simply doesn't exist absent vast borrowing.
(3) It's not physics-level cause-and-effect, but the same collective cognition underlying the bond bull market (and rationalization of debt-issuance beyond imagination) fuels the belief that AAPL is worth $172.51/share, a gallon of gas is $2.60 and a 3000 sq ft home in CA is worth $3M. Asset price inflation all rests on the same collective illogic, and when the value of bonds begins to collapse in earnest, the Hindenburg of volatile asset values will burn to a fraction of today's nominal prices. It will be like a fire starting on a manned mission to Mars at the halfway point: Nowhere to hide.

If there was a Debt Jubilee tomorrow, think of the cascading catastrophe. Consider that to a country like China, sitting on a ton of T-notes, it might as well be an act of war.

All of this is inevitable. There is no way to avoid the cataclysm, and the most laughable of all notions is that "we" can "find a reason-based, well-considered way to reconcile things and spread out the pain."

The way this plays out will be spontaneous and in many cases utterly chaotic. But the unpayable debts will be reconciled.

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Blogger pdwalker November 21, 2017 10:14 AM  

Gordon, if I were a young man again, I wouldn’t think about it for an instant. I’d just do it.

Blogger Groggy November 21, 2017 10:18 AM  

The consensus seems to be that they have to, as it were, go back, and far be it from me to scorn the wisdom of my peers.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 10:21 AM  

@38 pdwalker, a roller? Naw. I enjoyed the heck out of a medium-sized end loader/backhoe or a small (John Deere 350) loader-crawler.

Imagine my envy of my son who got to spend a day at CAT's proving ground running the massive excavators, wheel-loaders, mining trucks, etc.?
https://youtu.be/DWc8dUl7Xfo

Blogger Brad Matthews November 21, 2017 10:22 AM  

You should do it. I am considering learning welding next year when I retire just for fun and to see what I can get myself into with it.

Blogger Gordon November 21, 2017 10:23 AM  

I'm 57, pdwalker. But I just might. Someone who can weld stainless piping can pretty much set his schedule, and it's all indoor work.

I love to watch that video of the guy building a cinderblock wall. Every movement is smooth. There's not an inch of wasted motion. Of course, it's cheaper nowadays to just tilt up a section of concrete and fill the gap with caulk.

Blogger Brad Matthews November 21, 2017 10:25 AM  

Basic man skill I know nothing about. Shameful.

Anonymous Looking Glass November 21, 2017 10:25 AM  

@39 dc.sunsets

If they decide to get out via the Debt Jubilee, they'd spend a couple of years collecting it all up. Which is a lot easier when the Fed now pulls all of the strings. Debt is disconnected from reality, but there are also groups that understand that aspect.

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 21, 2017 10:27 AM  

@dc.sunsets No apologies necessary, it's not about me even when I get spergy and neurotic.

Blogger Resident Moron™ November 21, 2017 10:30 AM  

Oh, Vox done the hatefacts!

Blogger Groggy November 21, 2017 10:31 AM  

As a certain Mr D. Trump once put it so succinctly, the country is going "to the dogs" as they say.

Blogger Brad Matthews November 21, 2017 10:33 AM  

Gordon,
Could you email me his contact info if he doesn't mind? I would like to get some advice from him for my son who is interested in welding.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 10:36 AM  

@47 Looking Glass,
"They" can also print up a $20 trillion banknote and put it in a desk drawer. Such machinations ignore the sunk costs of building an entire economy to serve artificial demand, not to mention that this isn't physics.

It's mass human psychology.

We've had the largest (debt-fueled, AKA credit inflation) boom in recorded history. Anyone who thinks there's a "solution" to it that doesn't involve a commensurate bust must by definition misunderstand the situation on a profound level.

When the USSR collapsed, Russians by the tens of millions fell on extraordinarily hard times when pensions and payment systems on which their lived depended evaporated. It took a decade or more (and who knows how many premature deaths) before Russia resumed something resembling their New Normal.

Russians weren't used to a tiny fraction of the living standards and utter dependency of Americans. They didn't have Section 8. The closest they had was a restive Muslim minority who were largely geographically segregated. We're slated to enter our denouement in a far worse condition.

I liken it to cliff-diving. No matter how high up the cliff you choose to begin the dive, the water is always at the same level. The higher you climb, the harder you hit.

Blogger James Dixon November 21, 2017 10:42 AM  

> We await an Idea Whose Time Has Come, and by all appearances we're just a little bit early, that's all.

Yep. And as with all such events there will be a trigger, and it will be completely obvious to everyone in retrospect. But we have absolutely no way of know when that triggering event will come or what it will be. It could be tomorrow. It could be another 30 years (much beyond that is questionable, for the simple math reasons given in an earlier post).

> Consider that to a country like China, sitting on a ton of T-notes, it might as well be an act of war.

You say that like it's a bad thing. :)

> But the unpayable debts will be reconciled.

Yep. As Instapundit says: Something that can't go on forever, won't.

Anonymous Grayman November 21, 2017 10:43 AM  

Subway-repair contracts had to be issued and work performed as emergency repairs to every leg of the DC Metro train system this summer. Populated 92% Black, every maintenance job up to the most specialized engineering positions are held by Blacks, who cannot perform said work. Like women in the Navy, they hold the job, knock down the pay and benefits, but someone else has to do the work under contract.

Which is why you have a glaring example such as Cape Town South Africa. Once a great 1st world city, now a 3rd world slum. The blacks cannot maintain it, they dont have the social or intellectual proclivities need to do so, and dont frankly have any desire to anyway.

Blogger tz November 21, 2017 10:49 AM  

This was an intra-white problem with the Unions before the diversity problems. When you see your fellow skilled tradesman getting paid the same as you for being lazy (seniority is all that matters) - you don't try to do extra work and it is actually discouraged, because it lowers the number of workers (dues payers) required.

When there is a financial collapse and you actually will have to work to eat, things will become right. But that might not be without a large number of dead.

Africa's population has been exploding but it can't feed itself, and its small capacity is being destroyed (Zimbabwe, South Africa). This won't end well either. Saudi Arabia and the north can produce oil but not food.

Blogger Gordon November 21, 2017 10:51 AM  

Brad Matthews, I'm sorry. He is not listed on the faculty at Century College any more. It's been a couple of years since I last talked to him. I don't have his info. The current listed instructor is marta.lindberglein at century.edu

Anonymous Grayman November 21, 2017 10:57 AM  

pdwalker wrote:dc.sunsets

Have you ever driven a roller? To be fair, I might have done the same because driving a nigh unstoppable crushing machine is something I’d take joy in.

(Someday, I’ll grow up, but today’s not that day)


My wife kicks ass!!!! for my birthday a few years ago she got me MONSTER TRUCK DRIVING LESSONS!!!! BEST WIFE EVER!

A private track, car and obstacles to run over. after being shown how to do so safely of course. FYI the truck was the old grave digger monster truck from a few years ago!

Blogger Gordon November 21, 2017 11:05 AM  

Your wife does kick ass, Grayman. That is a thoughtful gift.

If I were 17 again...and had the sense I have now, I might beg my way into being an independent welder's helper for a summer. Just to learn the business, of course. You're not going to get that in a classroom.

Anonymous JAG November 21, 2017 11:05 AM  

Brad Matthews wrote:Basic man skill I know nothing about. Shameful.

I feel the same way about music. Call it a mid-life crisis, but I am taking beginning guitar lessons. I want to cross off playing Eruption from my life's bucket list. Got a long way to go before I get there, but it is fun.

Anonymous Grayman November 21, 2017 11:12 AM  

The great irony in all of this, from the African population boom due to western aid to "diversity" in the west to flooding colleges with anyone who has a pulse, all fall into the same category!

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.
-the Africans are sick and starving lets give them food an medicine.... oh look, they breed to the carrying capacity of the resources provided, that should end well....

-Look at that, if you go to college you do much better in life so lets send EVERYONE to college and we can all be CEO's and VP's and EVERYONE can be the top 1%

Once the west was no longer willing to let the weak die, to let failure be an option we were doomed. Lets be blunt put the FEELZ away. How many of those crack babies in the ghetto should really retrieve any extra resources to "save", its a net loss for society. Why would any rational group ever reduce or remove the exacting standards that made them the higher education standard! Who cares if it asian and white males that make up 90% of those capable of the standard!!!

And on and on and on


Long story short, any epire that does not implement some sort of agoge will fall to the weak, as their weak, inept, and unfit outbreed and replace the builders descendants. That's what and why leftism is. They worship the weak, the victims, and despise the strong and capable. The left is the cult of the weak.

Anonymous Ominous Cowherd November 21, 2017 11:20 AM  

dc.sunsets wrote:@Arthur Isaac, sorry if I pulled a Denninger. I hate that guy's tendency to heap scorn on the very people who read his blog.

That is a big part of the reason that Denninger is so ineffective despite being often right.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 11:28 AM  

@61 As James Dixon noted, history plays out in waves we only recognize in hindsight. It's utterly unknown what roles turn out to be important, and who among the players ends up being (1) relevant and (2) noted for being relevant.

I'm an ant, riding on a leaf that floats down a wide river.

Anonymous Grayman November 21, 2017 11:48 AM  

53. James Dixon

Like a 800 lb morbidly obese person who has literally grown into their couch... There is no "good" outcome. The question is simply how much pain will be involved.

http://www.tonyrogers.com/humor/woman_grows_into_couch.htm

Anonymous Looking Glass November 21, 2017 11:56 AM  

@60 Grayman

Beyond r/K theory stuff that comes up, Christianity is, at its core, a religion that requires its followers to "build". First within themselves, then among others. Western Europeans didn't just learn to have higher levels of altruism, it was built in by successive generations of Christians. That's how we got where we are, now.

But that high level of Trust requires Christians, even fairly nominal ones. I may or may not live & work out of an East Asian Timezone these days, but the ways which China & Japan have "copied" the Western, Modern systems is very different. China is a full bribe-based economy, which is massively inefficient. Japan has a version of this, but they also produce "trust" by absolutely oppressive cultural controls.

The damage was done to Christianity long before it allowed the cultures to get out of control. And there's only one force with a long-enough time preference to affect that.

Unrelated, but dc.sunsts & grayman, do you have a way for me to contact you directly? (Email) I've got some ultra-advanced Economic work I need to bounce off a few people.

Anonymous MuhfeelzNOT November 21, 2017 12:13 PM  

I am surprised the study found this to be true with "especially men", vs. women. Black women literally do NO WORK all day, every day. Most spend their time talking, complaining and eating. Hiring a black woman is like hiring a line item on your accounting sheet only. And the younger ones who go to college to get their (fake) degrees, are almost ALWAYS Dunning-Kruger'd to the max, literally STUNNED when whites (men and women) do complete intellectual, technical and social circles around them at work--which black women attribute to muh raciss and stuff.

Black women are literally a cancer to any place that hires them.

Anonymous Grayman November 21, 2017 12:19 PM  

Looking glass,

I'm no economist, just an internet know-it-all.

A disposable email address:
C a p t c l a m @ p r o t o n m a i l
(no spaces)

Anonymous Looking Glass November 21, 2017 12:34 PM  

Thanks.

Blogger dc.sunsets November 21, 2017 1:10 PM  

@ Looking Glass, ask Grayman to give you my email through his disposable address.

Anonymous Blastmaster November 21, 2017 1:18 PM  

Had the same discussion once w my leftish brother. While there truly are some very good, hardworking decent blacks, collectively they are unable to maintain or create civilizations. If only the "Good Ones" could be identified before hiring. I trained a young black woman at work once and checked in on her periodically to see how the job was working out. She developed her own way of doing things that made her job easier but took much longer. Supervisors noticed. She told me "the supervisors are always messin wit me" There were several times that she flagrantly violated company policy, causing harm to the customers and the company. Thing is she told me in training that she WAS in of the good ones. Driving through an area of town she said "This is where all those bad blacks live, they give ones like me a bad name" She was eventually allowed to resign and moved home with mom

Blogger RC November 21, 2017 1:25 PM  

"Imagine my envy of my son who got to spend a day at CAT's proving ground running the massive excavators, wheel-loaders, mining trucks, etc.?"

My engineer/inventor father-in-law worked at Cat's proving ground for over twenty years, a benefit from having invented a slew of advancements. He was the most serious kid I ever knew.

Blogger Admiral James November 21, 2017 1:32 PM  

Every government job I had has been like this. The lack of production is worse at each level ( City, County, State). You are extremely lucky to get these people to show up at all.
They call in sick, then you have to pay someone time and a half to replace them. It is not uncommon that the time and a half person calls in sick, and they have to find another person to do the job at time and a half.
Thus you are paying 3 people to do the one job and this happens daily in numerous areas.
To say nothing of the people that are milking workmans comp and the people working to FIND the replacements of the workers.
Our tax dollars at work

OpenID widlast November 21, 2017 1:36 PM  

I work in IT, have managed and worked with quite a few POC. On my first program I was tasked with training one of their "up and coming' young black women. (typical unwed with child). She had a very difficult time following instructions and went after both myself and one of my managers with stories of how we were "hard on her". This was in the days before SJW and management had enough sense to see through her. She couldn't be fired but was moved to a position were she'd do no damage. Program in 2004 I managed 5 testers, the Indian gal was top notch, the fat white guy was a wiz at Perl, the other 3 were black girls in their 20's and were USELESS, could not get them to do a damn thing, not that they knew HOW to do anything anyway. Program in 2007 worked with 5 black gals, 2 top notch, the other 3 worthless. Of course the 2 good ones moved on quickly, black gals with talent are in huge demand. The rest, not so much.

Blogger Aeoli Pera November 21, 2017 1:57 PM  

pdwalker wrote:Aeoli Pera, not 3rd?

2nd world is Italy. There are some smart folks in Italy, they're just outnumbered. 3rd world is where you hide your skills so they don't try to eat your magic brain.

Anonymous Mike Rock November 21, 2017 2:03 PM  

Brad Matthews,
If you want to talk welding, my now retired wife taught industrial welding for thirty one years at both a University and a technical college. Her name is Valerie. Drop a note if you wish. She'll have you welding SS Tig in no time. She taught and certified a heck of a lot of the upper Midwest's dairy welders for purged, no filler welding. She started out as an art welder, putting her bronze cast sculptures together. People kept asking her to teach them and that's how it all started. mikerock@mhtc.net

Anonymous Looking Glass November 21, 2017 2:09 PM  

@68 dc.sunsets

Thanks.

Anonymous VFM #6306 November 21, 2017 2:16 PM  

Broken Dindus Economics

Blogger Artisanal Toad November 21, 2017 2:43 PM  

@Brad Matthews

There are welding jobs and there are welding jobs. It's also fact that robotics are making a huge impact on the industry, eliminating jobs. If you want to get the high-paying work, join one of the unions such as the pipeliners or boilermakers. However, in order to join said union you will be formally tested and the testing is tough.

Pieces of paper that "certify" you are a welder will generally get you in to take the tests, but are meaningless otherwise. You either pass the tests or you don't and if you don't pass you don't get the job. That level of welding, I should add, is a perishable skill and even after years of experience a new company will make you test before hiring. On the job, if the required level of competence is not maintained you're fired. No slackers allowed.

Anyone who wants to learn to weld should get into a good community college program. How long it takes depends on how much time is put in actually welding and a good instructor can significantly cut the time needed. I know a guy who started in a welding program and after 5 months he passed the Boilermaker test. That was because he spent 8-9 hours a day in the welding lab. If the instructor was there, he was there. Most people would take 18 months to 2 years to get to that point, even with a full class load and a good instructor.

As a rule, neither the pipefitters or boilermakers have regular jobs, it's contract work. There is down-time between jobs but when you do work there is a lot of overtime. Typically the schedule is either 6/10's or 7/12's. Virtually every job requires travel, which means tax-free per deim that's usually around $120 per day.

It's possible to start out as an apprentice boilermaker, work 6 months out of the year (6/10 contracts only) and still make over $50k a year. Add a month of 7/12's and now it's over $60k and that's *after* taxes. Working 6/10's away from home is hard, but working 12 hours a day 7 days a week is brutal and you can forget about family life.

OTOH, there are a few places like Ingalls that are "regular jobs" with fixed hours. I recently heard they had a job opening for 15 painters apprentices and over 1000 people applied for the jobs.

To get in as a welder you have to pass their application test using stick welding (SMAW) and flux-core (FCAW)just to get into their training program. Once the test is passed, that gets you into their (paid) training program for up to six weeks in order to pass all the certifications required for the Navy. Can't pass all the required tests after 6 weeks? Goodbye, go home.

Once certified it's out in the yard as a 4th class welder, but a good welder will be bumped up to 1st class in less than a year. Ingalls is a union shop with regular hours, so you get to have a life. 1st Class Welders make $60k+ a year (before taxes) with really great benefits.

Young and single? A 19 year old can join the Boilermakers as an apprentice and 5 years later be a journeyman at 24, earning at least $100k a year after taxes without going to college. If he can avoid marriage or child support he'll get to keep his money. If he's a hotshot and stays busy, he won't have time to spend his money. During down time between contracts, it's easy to fly to a very low-cost destination where the weather is warm and the women are both good looking and available.

Living like that into his early 30's, if he's financially wise he'll own his own home free and clear, have no debt and have a well-funded investment account that should be worth well over a million dollars. When he's ready to start a family, he can take a job working at a place like Ingals with regular hours or he can quit welding and learn another skill. He has the time and money. He could possibly retire.

Anonymous BBGKB November 21, 2017 2:43 PM  

If every Negress in the HR department spent the day goofing off instead of "working", that might actually be a good thing

It would be better if you just paid them and they didn't come it. That way you wouldn't have things like all the computers in the hospital being down for a week because of a downloaded porn site virus. Also if people go to lunch and see a niggerette they work with there, they might not want to go back to work until she does.

not have the capacity to do things we could a decade ago."You mean like go to the moon?

We couldn't go to the moon a decade ago. Challenger was our attempt to send a black and an untrained woman into space, but it was too close to sending the first black into space. The Kennedys wanted the first man on the moon to be black but Chuck Yeager's autobiography said he told the Kennedys he would only accept a black trainee if all of the white pilots who applied better than him were accepted. They ended up with 3x the number training, it was only the taxpayers money. Paul Kersey wrote a book about blacks and the space program "Whitey On the Moon"

Anonymous TheLostOne November 21, 2017 3:09 PM  

@VD

Richard Lynn has slightly different estimations for Israel's IQ And why that might be . Thoughts?

Another anomaly: the average IQ of Israel is only about 95—substantially higher than the median IQ of 85 found elsewhere in the region, but much lower than the average IQ of Jews outside of Israel, estimated at between 108 and 115.

"Lynn breaks the Israeli IQ into three components: 40 percent Ashkenazim (European Jewish) with a mean IQ of 103; 40 percent Sephardim (Oriental Jewish) with a mean IQ of 91; and 20 percent Arab with a mean IQ of 86, which is virtually the same as that of Arabs elsewhere. Lynn suggests these differences could have arisen from selective migration (more intelligent Jews emigrated to Britain and the USA), intermarriage with different IQ populations (those in Europe versus those in North Africa), selective survival through persecution (European Jews were the most persecuted), and the inclusion of ethnic non-Jews among the Ashkenazim in Israel as a result of the immigration of people from the former Soviet Bloc countries who posed as Jews.
"
http://www.vdare.com/articles/winters-are-good-for-your-genes-lynn-book-finds-world-average-iq-90-declining-from-north-to

Blogger VD November 21, 2017 3:52 PM  

Richard Lynn has slightly different estimations for Israel's IQ And why that might be . Thoughts?

He's including the Arabs. I specifically said Israeli Jews. The 115 estimate for Askenazim is obviously false and cherry-picked. That would require all non-Ashkenazi Jews to have Arab-level IQs to balance the numbers.

Anonymous AB.Prosper November 21, 2017 4:11 PM  

BBGKB wrote:It would be better if you just paid them and they didn't come it

You couldn't. All your productive people would expect the same or much higher wages and more time off.

In theory even if you were to deport every non assimilated person , every illegal and then some, you could try social credit, give everybody a salary

I ran the numbers, paying 250 million people enough for an apartment and the basics is around 2500 a month to do it right, this would cost the Feds, exclusive or regulatory costs and market distortions around 8 trillion USD

This plus other expenditures would be half the GDP in taxes give or take.

We can manage to tax, without borrowing around 16% -- no way can we triple tax intakes

Now our economic policies are making us poorer and while we can slow it through deportations and limiting trade, its tech driven

Basically, more tech, less pay and jobs, less of a material economy as time goes on.

Long term the results of this tech will be an economic collapse and probably population free fall as well till the US in a few decades achieves an equilibrium as a 2nd to 3rd tier country where it will stay.

Economies of scale will end up being eliminated and economic mobility declining but the populations will have more mental and physical health. Many fewer big projects but also much less need for them.

It will be rich by less developed standards and homogeneously White in many areas unless the globalists win which is good enough.

Anonymous Jonathan November 21, 2017 4:35 PM  

I watched an episode of a show called "Flip or Flop: Fort Worth." It's a DIY network show where a married black couple flip houses in TX.

I noticed that this black couple doesn't hire any black people to do their construction work. You would think that if black people believe the "blacks are victims of racism" mantra they perpetually spew, they would go out of their way to hire all these great black employees.

Unless of course they know better than everyone how bad of an idea that is.

Anonymous Luke November 21, 2017 5:06 PM  

42. Groggy November 21, 2017 10:18 AM
"The consensus seems to be that they have to, as it were, go back, and far be it from me to scorn the wisdom of my peers."

Close. The consensus is they have to GO. The "back" part is optional, and, I suspect, will only be available for the first ones. Think of how Germany handled Jews in the 1930s and 1940s; only the first ones got to leave, but they pretty much all were gone.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2017 9:00 PM  

VD wrote:Jewish people have the highest IQs... so I guess you anti-semite white nationalists are BTFO.

No, they don't. The average Jewish IQ is below both the average Chinese and average North European IQs.



Stephan Molyneux is still putting Ashkenazis in the top rung when he discusses racial I.Q.

He needs to be updated.

Blogger Lazarus November 21, 2017 9:15 PM  

Luke wrote:Think of how Germany handled Jews in the 1930s and 1940s; only the first ones got to leave, but they pretty much all were gone.

In January 1933, some 522,000 Jews lived in Germany. However, following the growth of Nazism and its antisemitic ideology and policies, the Jewish community was severely persecuted. Over half (about 304,000) emigrated during the first six years of the Nazi dictatorship.

There were only 218 thousand jews in Germany in 1940 before the Shoah got rolling.

The solution you are looking for is only possible against fetuses.

Feiglin's Zehut party has a solution. First deport the deportable, then finance the others who want to leave. Those who don't have a period of probation then have to swear allegiance to the state to become citizens.

Instead of a Jewish State, it would be an American State. (not the USA)

That is how one repairs the world.

Blogger M Cephas November 21, 2017 9:31 PM  

What are "minorities"? Blacks, Mexicans, Japanese, Korean? They can't all be the same.

OpenID leukosfash November 21, 2017 11:42 PM  

Bixnood Tax.

Blogger wreckage November 22, 2017 6:52 AM  

@85, minority/majority mentality is actually really important to this. Anyone who identifies as minority is saying in effect that they are ruled by a foreign king, and the behavioural reactions to that are obvious, deep-seated, and pervasive. Then there's the reaction to the culture: Japanese and some other groups tend to commit to being better anglos than the anglos, but most want to "keep their identity", ie., move somewhere better then act like the people there did nothing to make it better.

Two layers of resentment already, and we haven't even got to the racial identity/ national character/ genetic drivers argument that VD makes.

Blogger Groggy November 22, 2017 7:40 AM  

Think of how Germany handled Jews in the 1930s and 1940s; only the first ones got to leave, but they pretty much all were gone.

As intolerable as the current trends are, they are preferable to the commission of genocide.

Diversity is not a strength, it is a chaos, but at least it is not an organised evil.

Blogger Groggy November 22, 2017 7:52 AM  

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Blogger wreckage November 24, 2017 6:41 AM  

@88 Well that's why it is very much to be hoped that people get the blinkers off before the population stress level gets to the point where atrocities start to seem reasonable. Any animal or group on animals under sufficient stress will start engaging in extreme and unpredictable behaviours to relieve that stress.

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