The Jewish Question: an Empirical Examiniation

This post will be about the Jewish Question. Specifically, I am going to empirically document the following claims: Jews are vastly overrepresented in positions of power and cultural influence Jewish elites are far to the left of gentile elites and have moved shifted the distribution of political opinion among American elites from centrism to leftism … Continue reading The Jewish Question: an Empirical Examiniation

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Jewish Overrepresentaiton Among Influential Liberals and Conservatives

It is often contended that Jews are over-represented among influential leftists. This post tests this claim by aggregating names from several lists of influential liberals and estimating the proportion of people on these lists who are Jewish. I do the same for lists of influential conservatives and find that Jews are over-represented among the elites … Continue reading Jewish Overrepresentaiton Among Influential Liberals and Conservatives

Early European and Contemporary Hispanic Immigration: a Comparison of Crime and Income

Hispanic Americans make less money, on average than White Americans: They also have higher rates of crime:   Carson (2015) Some argue that this was also true of early waves of European immigrants to America and so we should expect Hispanics to assimilate just as Europeans did. There are many problems with this narrative. Here, … Continue reading Early European and Contemporary Hispanic Immigration: a Comparison of Crime and Income

Non-Hispanic White Immigrants Vote and Identify as Democrats

I used data from the General Social Survey to analyze the party affiliation and voting habits of immigrants by ethnicity and generation. Importantly, this data indicates that White and non-White immigrants tend to favor the Democrat party more than the general US population does, though Whites do so to a less extreme degree. The GSS … Continue reading Non-Hispanic White Immigrants Vote and Identify as Democrats

Republican’s Growing Dislike of Major Institutions

Pew has some new data out looking at how people's feelings about major institutions (church, banks, unions, colleges, and the media) have changed with time. The picture at the current moment is roughly what we would expect: The longitudinal data is more interesting. Evidently, as recently as 2015 most Republicans liked the universities. Also interesting: … Continue reading Republican’s Growing Dislike of Major Institutions

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