What does it mean to be an individual? What is society? And where are we going? Paweł Kuczyński, a famous cartoonist from Poland, poses these and many other questions in his work. His fascinating illustrations have garnered significant popularity for their highly topical subject matter; it’s said that they often reflect the very essence of what’s going on around us in the modern world. Kuczyński, moreover, has his own unique style of drawing which is quite unlike that of any other artist. He explains that he always thinks through the idea for every illustration very carefully, trying to endow each one with as much meaning as he can express.
Waking Up With Sam Harris #73 - Forbidden Knowledge (with Charles Murray)
In this episode of the Waking Up podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Charles Murray about the controversy over his book The Bell Curve, the validity and significance of IQ as a measure of intelligence, the problem of social stratification, the rise of Trump, universal basic income, and other topics.
Charles Murray is a political scientist and author. His 1994 New York Times bestseller, The Bell Curve (coauthored with the late Richard J. Herrnstein), sparked heated controversy for its analysis of the role of IQ in shaping America’s class structure. Murray’s other books include What It Means to Be a Libertarian, Human Accomplishment, and In Our Hands. His 2012 book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 describes an unprecedented divergence in American classes over the last half century.
Dark Knight Goes into Hiding Tue 2017-04-25 1:38amNo.121
I am an African American and always had the belief that each race has different strengths/weaknesses that are (more or less) obvious to everyone but no one mentions it unless it somehow benefits the oppressed. The reason their is so much angst about the topics is due to the history of racism, genocide, master class (Aryan race), phrenology, etc. Which is responsible for untold amounts of human suffering. So now, due to something that could have been studied to benefit the human race, it will due more harm than help because it brings back the chains and the claims that white people are superior to blacks, and it gives ammo to the white supremacists who probably on average collectively have an IQ lesser than many of the people they claim to be superior too.
I am willing to admit as far as INTELLIGENCE goes if we factor in the whole race that Asians and Whites have us beat in those departments. But as far as PHYSICAL DOMINANCE goes I say blacks have the best athletes in the world. I think it is based on race, which is why I support interracial relations, it could balance people out. Instead of the white nerd being an outcasts, put some black in him he may still be a nerd but at least he has some swag to back it up. Instead of black NFL/NBA player getting a contract and losing all his money to baby mommas and lavish expenses, you put some white in him he'd be more willing to balance his budget and invest in businesses. But again. looking beyond an individual basis is where you get into trouble, generalizations is where all the hatred and inferiority complexes kick in.
And someone being more intelligent then you are more physically dominate than you is not a bad thing : People always try to start race wars over it. But society works best when people of opposing talents, work together. You want to befriend those who are smarter than you, stronger than you, faster than you, more attractive, so they always push you to be better, unless you a loser. My motto is "I don't form relationships with those that are weaker than me." A lot of my friends can whoop my ass and a lot of them can beat me in chess, connect 4, lmao.
Know your Strengths and Weaknesses : MATE ACCORDINGLY.
Aswath Damodaran: "Valuation: Four Lessons to Take Away" | Talks at Google
The tools and practice of valuation is intimidating to most laymen, who assume that they do not have the skills and the capability to value companies. In this talk, I propose to lay out four simple propositions about valuation. The first is that valuation is not an extension of accounting, insofar as it is not about recording the past but forecasting the future. The second is that valuation is not just modeling, where people put numbers into Excel spreadsheets and pump out values. A good valuation requires a narrative that binds the numbers together. The third is that valuing an asset or business is very different from pricing that asset or business, a difference that is often blurred in practice. The fourth is that luck plays a disproportionate role in whether you make money off your valuations. Put differently, you can do everything right and still walk away with nothing or worse at the end.
About the Author
I view myself, first and foremost, as a teacher. I do teach valuation and corporate finance not only to MBAs at Stern but to anyone who will listen (on iTunes U, online and on YouTube). I love to write books, teaching material and blog posts. After 30 years of teaching finance, I still find it fascinating as an interplay of economics, psychology and number crunching.