IYI = Technocrat

We need  more people like Nassim. Despite his superior intelligence,  he does not have the hubris of being a technocrat.

“Today, about eight days after everything the IYI* class knows fell apart, they are starting to realize what happened.


Pretty much everything forecasters, subforecasters, superforecasters, political “scientists”, psychologists, intellectuals, campaigners, “consultants”, big data scientists, everything they know is now shown to be a hoax.

My mischievous dream of putting a rat inside someone’s shirt (in The Black Swan) is suddenly coming true.

IYI: Intellectual yet Idiot”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb — facebook post


The New Global Dialectic

     This election cycle has provided a seemingly whole new and interesting dialectic that is emerging not just in the US, but worldwide. All the disparate philosophical categories are splitting and settling into two camps. Some of the philosophical categories on each camp are not even remotely compatible with each other, and some are even divisions within a philosophy.

The left side represents Global technocracy while the other side  represents  pretty much everyone else.


Globalism Nationalism
Centralized Peer to Peer
Progressive Statists Alt-Right Statists
Unipolar Multipolar
Neocons Paleocons
Main Stream News Alternative Media
Marx Proudhon
The Anointed Wisdom of the Crowds
Chomsky Rothbard
Neo-Liberal Classical Liberal
Malthusians Cornucopians
Western Christian Theology Eastern Christian Theology
Keynes Hayek
Friedman Mises
Goliath An Army of David’s
Rousseau Left Darwin Left
Information Engineering ( IT,CompSci) Industrial Engineering (chemical, mechanical)
Nontangible Object Creators Tangible Object Creators


CO2 Cause and Effect in reverse

With a clear overlay  of historical data of CO2 and Temperature, you can see that  temperature leads CO2, not the other way around.

A great analogy of the thought process from the article:

Like CO2, ambulances arrive after the event.

Vehicle accidents occur and some time later ambulances arrive.

Temperature goes up and some time later CO2 goes up.

Clearly there is a parallel… Using the logic of many misguided politicians and their advisers, it would seem feasible through careful assumption-based computer modelling to show this… and build a scenario for taxing ambulances and thereby reducing vehicle accidents.


How this is a surprise that CO2 may come out of a solution of water on essentially a planet that has plenty is telling. I don’t need my Chemical Engineering degree to understand this.


This reversal of cause and effect by practitioners has been a constant experience in my travels in Corporate data management operations for more than a decade. Science in the west has essentially become what Fabian Pascal thinks data managements has become, full of fads and slogans.

Reversal of cause and effect is caused by examining  a problem from a macro perspective without understanding the underlying fundamentals and the degree that individual elements fit together.  The disease has already diffused into the STEM fields. I fear in a   few decades, the west will be a wasteland.



Cargo Cult Keynesianism


The latest criticism from “Of Two Minds” about NIRP and ZIRP  policies by the central banks.

The basic problem with the professional priesthood is they believe that their cult is a “real science,” and their “proof” is a bunch of equations that they claim map and predict human behavior.


Human behavior cannot be reduced down to simple models and equations, as the variables are many and difficult to quantify, and the spectrum of potential responses is too wide.

The entire Keynesian Cargo Cult Priesthood boils down to this absurdly wrong-headed model of capital and human psychology.

Conclusion:  Modern social science is  “Cargo Cult Science”.

Read the rest…..

Richard Feynman , as usual, explains “Cargo Cult Science”.




Zika Fraud, Hegel, and Malthus

A fundamental property of the technocratic society is the existence of a drone class, a group that can only process the latest meme the establishment presents by approved gatekeepers. Solutions to these memes are always binary in nature.  But it would be foolish to think that the members of the drone class are the type you find in the movie “Idiocracy”, rather, they are within the upper and upper middle class. Worker bees alone are not enough to build a technical society and achieve its Malthusian goals.  Instead, these drones are more sophisticated in that they have the ability to work complex algorithms, but only in one dimension.  “Smart enough to work the machines and do the paperwork” as George Carlin said.

If you look at the comments section at the New York Times on the latest scare tactic, the Zika virus, this becomes self-evident. They clamor on and on in allegiance of their”team” in congress to solidify the funding so they can be saved.  In reality, the scare tactic is designed to kill them off slowly. After all, in a Malthusian context, the modern upper-class utilizes a dispropriate amount of resources yet produce very little that is tangible and useful. A net negative from a machine standpoint. Once in full control, they are dead weight.

As Joachim Hagopian explains,  the usual application of the Hegelian Dialectic by the ruling class is used to trick people into thinking that a virus that was known 69 years ago is a brand new crisis.  Of course, the planned resolution is used to loot (billions) and kill the populace slowly by spraying neighborhoods with”Naled”,  sterilization, and fear of reproduction.  All to reduce the number of births in the long run.

Read the rest.






Malthusian Nonsense

      Technocratic thinking has infected most of the ideologies in the west. This includes libertarians, with the exception of the main core Austrian economists. They are the only ones in the social science field that understand the difference between the hard sciences and the “soft” sciences.

      Although the two authors at fee.org are just outside of the Austrian circle in that they have embraced the nebulous “social justice“ memes, the latest articles they have written are very good attacks on foundational technocratic memes, such as the IQ concept and Malthusianism. Both concepts are based on linear thinking which focus’s on solving just one or two variables to plan how human societies can be the most efficient”.

The Intellectual Conceit of IQ Ideology

Government Control of Birth is the Socialist Way

Make Babies, and Don’t Let the Greens Guilt Trip You about It

Progress Does Not Depend on Geniuses

Fabian Pascal: Data Science, Coding, the Automation Paradox, and the Silicon Valley State

Once again, Fabian Pascal, a proponent of the relational database theory, writes a critique of data management in All Analytics , proving he is probably the best critique of the IT industry that ever lived. Inadvertently, the same arguments he presents are also the best arguments against “Big T” Technocracy; the resource based economy, Keynesianism, and other utopian schemes engineered by self-proclaimed “Systems Engineer” thinking technocrats.

As a database practitioner, I discovered his writings by researching the fundamentals of the relational database theory. Just like the chemical engineering field that I transitioned from, fundamental understanding of the lowest components was required in building proper solutions and solving problems. It didn’t take long before coming to agree on the state of the “tech” industry, learning the fundamentals are irrelevant. Again, it is ironic that many of the practitioners that love “data” shun the theories of data processing.

He hammers the same theme he has reiterated in the past.  The IT industry is based on fads instead of fundamentals and that the private sector has corrupted academia.

HIs best observations are always in the comments section:

The way it works is this: when an existing fad reaches saturation and exhaustion, vendors need a new one. They come up with some “new” idea–which often proves to be an old one that had been discarded a long time ago–and the media, eager to increase advertising revenue–is quick to pick it up and push it, extending it everywhere as some kind of critical, magical solution to everything, whether it belongs there or not. This goes on to peak and at saturation-exhaustion, a new fad emerges.
That’s why I kept arguing that the IT industry operates like the fashion industry. Enormous resources are spent on migration from fad to fad, rather than on productive work.
All this is possible because of the collapse of education and its takeover by the corporate world. Data professionals without any foundation knowledge and reasoning ability, unfamiliar with the history of their field can be sold any superficial thing as science….

Fabian already realizes that the educational system is about making obedient workers.

“Education, science, and theory are reduced to producing ouvriers.”

If he read any of John Taylor Gatto’s works, he would realize that this is not a recent phenomenon and has been the case for over a century.

Global Rebellion against Technocracy

Joel Kotkin , as usual , has a nice synopsis from a more “mainstream” point of view on the global rebellion against the “experts”.

The Great Rebellion is on and where it leads nobody knows.

Its expressions range from Brexit to the Trump phenomena and includes neo-nationalist and unconventional insurgent movement around the world. It shares no single leader, party or ideology. Its very incoherence, combined with the blindness of its elite opposition, has made it hard for the established parties across what’s left of the democratic world to contain it.

What holds the rebels together is a single idea: the rejection of the neo-liberal crony capitalist order that has arisen since the fall of the Soviet Union. For two decades, this new ruling class could boast of great successes: rising living standards, limited warfare, rapid technological change and an optimism about the future spread of liberal democracy. Now, that’s all fading or failing…

…Nationalism gets a bad rap in Europe, for historically sound reasons. Yet these national cultures also have produced much of the world’s great literature and music, and the world’s most beautiful cities. Yet in contemporary Europe, these national cultures are diminishing. Instead the crony capitalist regime gives us Rem Koolhaas’ repetitiousgeneric city, often as stultifying as the most mindless suburban mall.

Click Here to read more.

(H/T) Againstcronycapitalism.org

He is one of the first  in the mainstream to mention the word Technocracy. What is interesting is that it is promoted  by the upper class and the upper middle class; they get all the benefits and comfort for working with cronies, while the middle class, lower middle class, and working class get the full brunt of a bureaucratic police state.They bring in of course a dependent underclass with them. It is as if a Huxleyan order is indeed emerging.

The only problem is that a majority of the rebels at the moment still  do not listen to the “independent” media. It is because of this,  I think the technocrats can still  counter this with a “bribe” to  the working  and middle classes with the introduction of “a living wage”.