Category Archives: Affinity Fraud

Sometimes its best that an opponent hears your view from coming from someone who they believe is on their own side. This is how “Overton” windows may be moved.

NY Times: Substack’s Growth Spurt Brings Growing Pains

LOL Goliath feels threatened by David.

The publishing platform’s founders want Substack to be an “alternate universe on the internet.” But it faces copycat rivals, an exodus by writers and a need to move beyond newsletters.

Source: Will Substack Go Beyond Newsletters? A Company Weighs Its Future. – The New York Times

Wisdom of Crowds Podcast: Nice Woke Parents – Will rising crime and madness at schools end the woke movement?

Damir and Shadi return to a familiar topic, but this time with a twist. Damir manages to sound like an optimist. He argues that the fad of wokeness will collapse under the weight of its own contradictions, while Shadi thinks it’s probably too late. They also discuss whether justice is possible without God, the rather odd fact that Shadi’s first academic article was on feminist theory, why white parents seem nonplussed about schools indoctrinating their kids, and whether a rising crime wave will undermine the woke revolution.

Source: Nice Woke Parents

Wisdom of Crowds Episode 81: The New War Over Free Speech with Greg Lukianoff

It used to be called “political correctness.” It had its heyday in the 1990s, then it went underground. While we weren’t paying attention, an entire architecture of speech restrictions was being built on campuses across the country. Greg Lukianoff, CEO of FIRE and co-author of the bestselling The Coddling of the American Mind, joins us to discuss what he calls the “second great age of political correctness.” When people say cancel culture isn’t real, are they arguing in good faith? One part of the story is the lack of diversity in American universities—in disciplines like anthropology, the ratio of liberal to conservative professors is 42 to 1. If we care so much about diversity, why don’t we seem to care viewpoint diversity?

Source: Wisdom of Crowds: Episode 81: The New War Over Free Speech, with Greg Lukianoff