Gendernomics: The recipe for Oneitis

unicorn-06I haven’t spoken much on investment theories related to the concept of gendernomics. Investment theories are various patterns that have been observed and sometimes quantified when it comes to how humans psychologically act when doing investments, mostly in stocks. The stock market is one of those areas that tend to reward consistent behavior, reason and attention to facts something demonstrated by the value investors such as Warren Buffet who stick with a series of rules in order to reduce the emotional impact of making large investments. There are multiple ways an investment can impact humans emotionally, the first one is losing or gaining money. When your stocks are in the black, you feel elated, you feel more confident, intelligent, and competent. When your stocks are in the red, you feel deflated, stupid and incompetent.   When you are getting ready to “get in” you can be hit with fear, apprehension, anxiety, and when you get out even after taking a huge loss, you may feel more relaxed, and calm.

Many of the same mechanisms are in effect when you are pursuing a woman. Some PUA techniques, such as rapid cold-approaching are built not only to reduce your social anxiety, but also to reduce your approach anxiety, through behavioral conditioning. If you have done something a thousand times, then it will naturally have less of an emotional impact on you have trained yourself to have a tolerance for it.

The beauty of human neuroplasticity and physical reaction is that once you are aware of something, you can train yourself to be less affected by it. This is what is done with cognitive-behavioral therapy. As long as you are aware of the principles at work, you can improve your resistance to them.

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Musings on #Brexit and the EU

brexitIn the preceding months I have followed this story and today we finally got the result. Great Britain is leaving the European Union and taking their chances as a Sovereign nation once more. This obviously has ramifications, seeing as the European Union project in the way bureaucrats do, have had their fingers on the detail level of governance for the 43 years that Britain has been a member, and it will take time to reverse the damage. For those of my readers who are not aware of the structure of the EU, it is based on 3 pillars, the common market, the Euro and the Schengen agreement. The joint European market is supposed to guarantee the 4 freedoms, free flow of goods, persons, services and capital between the countries, and to some extent it did lower the barriers from being a national company to an international company, but in other ways EU regulations tended to make sure that only multi-national companies were able to bid and be successful. Continue reading

Gendernomics: How to avoid buying a lemon

choice criteriaWhen you go out to buy a product, your behavior is shaped by choice criteria, which in essence is what you use to select an option between alternatives. The choice criteria tend to change based on the product, what your need is and whether it is a high investment or low investment purchase. For instance, most of us would invest more brain power to ensure we make a good choice when we are buying a new car as opposed to getting lunch. Our choice criteria would obviously also change, in a car you may look for mileage, financing options, durability, repair costs, speed, and many others. Whereas for lunch many would simply wonder “is this a suitable quality food in the right amount for the money I am willing to spend”. On a more abstract level these can be broken down into product characteristics and product purpose. When you see “10 things women look for in a man” in Continue reading

On the concept of entitlement

entitlementWhen it is said that we are living in the age of entitlement, I find myself thinking about the nature of entitlement, reciprocity, and altruism and how they exist as mechanics in the human mind, and as a governance system of human interactions. To some, our age is the age of entitlement because young people expect to be handed a job after finishing college, or expect to be given a college education for free. Perhaps this is the manifestation of wanting to be given something for nothing, which is arguably the manifestation of sloth. To some the age of entitlement is symbolized by a baby boomer generation who not only consumed the resources of their time, but also consumed the resources of their children and grandchildren. Their lifetime being what I suppose could be argued as a national or multi-continental exemplification of gluttony. Continue reading

Rational to SJW translations Part 1

Orange-Translate-ButtonAs I was researching the Social Justice Chronicles I started to realize that there are some major barriers to communication between a normal, reasonably reasonable, fact oriented human being and a social justice warrior. To try and alleviate the communication barriers and ensure that a dialogue can be accomplished, with a minimal risk of the SJW needing either a safe-space, trigger warnings or alternatively if they are the acting out variant of SJW and have a high risk of storming stages, attacking speakers, chanting so that speakers can not be heard. This post is divided into 2 main sections, what an SJW is saying and what that actually means and what a normal person is saying and an SJW actually hears. Continue reading

The Prejudice of Social Justice

socjus leagueAs I’ve been slowly working my way through the social justice chronicles I’ve come to discover that they have some founding principles that may appear somewhat strange to those who attempt to adhere to the tenets of universalism and logical consistency. In the Democratic People’s republic of North Korea for instance, they practice a strange principle when it comes to dealing with dissenters that include punishing three generations of a family for the sins of one member, based on the idea of needing to “purify” the family. In essence this boils down to that if your grandfather was a dissident, then he along with the next 2 generations (your parents and you) will be shipped off to a labour camp as well. This type of thinking is not a strange concept in the Western world as Christianity is based on the concept of inheritable sin, we are all guilty of the sin of Adam and Eve, until we are purified by the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross. However, most of western jurisprudence have moved away from the concept, as punishing the son for the sins of the father makes society guilty of punishing people for acts they had no hand in.

Social justice warriors and other totalitarian ideologies on the other hand, are based on the principle of punishing dissenters, and nowhere is this more clear in the calls to “check your privilege“. This simple statement, designed to invalidate criticism and argument, form the backbone of social justice rhetoric and narratives. Social justice prejudice is based in 2 simple principles designed to rob you of individuality so that they can allocate blame an guilt to groups rather than individuals. Continue reading

Means, motive and opportunity

michael-maslin-you-had-the-means-and-the-motive-but-when-did-you-have-the-opportunity-t-new-yorker-cartoonMost of you have probably heard about the three words in the title, they refer to the 3 aspects that help to build a legal case against someone. They can be condensed into why, how and where of a crime. Motive is as it follows from the world, your reason for doing something, you may be nice to your boss and over-deliver on your tasks to try to ensure a promotion. In many ways motive touches on the same principles as expectancy and equity theory,  in that it represents what you want and what you think you have to do. Means on the other hand Continue reading

Gendernomics: The marginal utility

marginal-utility-curveWhen it comes to economics, marginal utility a good or service is the added benefit gained from an increase in consumption or loss experienced from a decrease in consumption of a good and service. The law of diminishing marginal utility states that as you consume more units of a good or a service the marginal utility will decrease with consumption. For instance, if you have enough money to consume 2 beers or 2 sandwiches, or 1 beer and 1 sandwich, the latter would be marginal utility maximizing. Continue reading

On the concept of balance

balanceI was reading an article earlier where the core theme was balance between duties and choices. For instance, a labor union can strike, however then they are not being paid, an a factory owner can refuse to give into the demands of the union but then he is not making any money. In this case, you have a carrot for both parties in that if they come to an agreement they can both get paid, and a stick in the form of that they are both losing money by not coming to an agreement. These types of checks and balances are what keeps every structure in working condition because they promote stability and moderation over instability and excess. Democratic countries are often built with “majority” clauses, and/or multiple branches of government, which does slow things down, but also ensures that there is wide support and that it does not devolve into majority tyranny. Take the draft in the United States of America, every man has to register for selective service within 6 months of turning 18, in exchange they get the right to vote. This means that every man who votes for hawkish and interventionist foreign policy knows that this means that he risks being sent off to war if there is a draft. This has the effect of somewhat limiting the willingness to go to war, and encourages voting for a policy that relies on both diplomacy and force, not pure force. In the same way, if I forgot to lock my door, the insurance company can refuse to pay if I get robbed, because through my actions I placed an unnecessary and excessive risk on them. Continue reading

The epistemology of social justice

epistemology of SJWsI made a joke on twitter, that I wasn’t going write this post, because “Make shit up based on your feelings” would not make a very good blog post. However, the thought ruminated for a moment in my mind, and I figured that social justice lives and breathes in academia. It seeks to legitimize feelings by through giving them an air of sophistication and legitimacy through abusing the tools of science. Much of the theory that feminists and modern social justice warriors base their belief system on is Marxist theory applied to social structures and groups, which is then validated by abusing the tools of science. Epistemology is Greek and roughly translates to “word of knowledge“, which includes the scientific method, logic as a system and other tools and opinions on how we as humans gain knowledge. Continue reading