Sex, Marriage, and Children: Trends Among Millennial Women

Occasionally, I have a conversation with someone who thinks that most young women today are uninterested in marriage and children and wish to pursue having sex with large numbers of partners instead. In this post, I will argue that this narrative is basically false. Women today do not have a large number of sexual partners … Continue reading Sex, Marriage, and Children: Trends Among Millennial Women

Race, Wealth, and Economic Freedom in North and South America

Previously, it has been shown that variation in intelligence and mean socio-economic status between the nations of North and South America can be partially accounted for by national variation in racial genetic admixture which in turn correlations with regional cognitive ability. It is also well known that, in the United States, Whites are more likely … Continue reading Race, Wealth, and Economic Freedom in North and South America

Is support for the free market falling among white Americans?

Recently, I was discussing with someone the strategic value of an American White identity political movement supporting free market policies. Traditionally, White Americans have supported the free market, at least rhetorically, and so I am inclined to think that it is strategically wise for right-wing political movements to support free market policies, at least rhetorically. However, … Continue reading Is support for the free market falling among white Americans?

Government Bans of Trans Fats Seem to Work

In the mid to late 2000s, eleven New York counties banned the use of transfats in restaurant food. A new study shows that these countries experienced a larger decline in hospital admissions for stroke and myocardial infarction than did 25 counties that did not ban trans fat: "Twenty-five counties were included in the non-restriction population and 11 … Continue reading Government Bans of Trans Fats Seem to Work

Racial Demographics and State Voting in US Presidential Elections: 2004-2016

A lot of people are worried about the impact that changing racial demographics will have on US elections. These fears are largely based on the fact that Hispanics tend to overwhelmingly vote democrat, and the US Hispanic population is accounting for a larger proportion of the general population every decade. Consider this data from NYT exit … Continue reading Racial Demographics and State Voting in US Presidential Elections: 2004-2016

The Futility of “Just the Facts”

The website EconoFacts describes its mission thusly: "Our mission at EconoFact is to provide data, analysis and historical experience in a dispassionate manner. The presentation is in short memo form and written in everyday language, free of jargon, and where appropriate, accompanied by visuals illustrating the main point. We are committed to presenting even complex … Continue reading The Futility of “Just the Facts”

Attacking Syria Hasn’t Helped Trump

Gallup finds that 50% of Americans approved of the strike while 41% opposed it (1). These approval ratings are much lower than what is typical for American military actions. Approval was high among republicans and low among democrats, suggesting that this low approval rating is not being driven by anti-war right wingers but, rather, by … Continue reading Attacking Syria Hasn’t Helped Trump