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Eric Weinstein
Math guy. MD at Thiel Capital. Host of The Portal at YT:
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Eric Weinstein 2h
Replying to @AnarchoCanadian
A graduate of Stuyvesant ironically.
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Eric Weinstein 2h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
Anything at all that can be rigorously shown to be in the way of their relentless focus on merit I would fight to remove because merit is the one thing that everyone can develop in his or her self. Bronx Science and Stuyvesant in particular are our national treasures.
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Eric Weinstein 2h
Let me say a few words about NYC high schools. There are amazing private and public high schools. But it is the *Public* ones that have contributed above the private ones to human advancement. They are jewels & a national asset. I will never support reduction in their standards.
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Eric Weinstein 3h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
If you feel so inclined to join me and protect our great New York public high schools from these racists pretending to fight racism, please feel free to spell your name out and attach to this thread. Not needed of course. But to show people that not everyone is afraid of bigots.
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Eric Weinstein 3h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
In the meantime search Google on the “soft bigotry of low expectations”. And then see if you can find a mirror lying around the house. Because the racist you are fighting is the man in your mirror. Be well.
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Eric Weinstein 3h
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
If you have a database of enemies you should put my level of opposition to you racists, your anti-black racism and your authoritarian bigotry as “extreme and implacable”. Anytime you want to grow up and do the work to get more black and PoC leveled up into STEM, do let me know.
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Eric Weinstein 3h
That’s Eric with a “C”, middle initial R, Last name W-E-I-N-S-T-E-I-N. And, to save you authoritarians the time, you can put me down for opposing ANY future racist movement that bigotedly assumes that merit standards should be relaxed because PoC can’t meet our high standards.
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Eric Weinstein 19h
Well, if any white person had complained of a migraine from reading a terrible book called “White Fragility”, what would the explanation be? This is the new feature of woke logic: there is no refutation because non-acceptance is interpreted as confining the thesis.
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Eric Weinstein 20h
“Fragility of Color” for the win! Epic subtle troll by Chloe here. Didn’t catch it the first time I read it. Thanks for the reality check , and .
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Most texts that sell economics 101 ideology to students have a “to be sure” section where they shunt the real issues with the theory. Consider taking that section as much more important than the author emphasizes it to be.
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Eric Weinstein 24h
Well, I’m for limited versions of what the free market absolutists are for. They are right that markets are wonderful and that much regulation is hamfisted & subject to capture. And then, to make that point, they go insane and claim markets are much more perfect than they are.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 9
People get confused by a person who values markets but doesn’t buy into full free market fundamentalism. Which is odd.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Replying to @capsfan082892
Help yourself. You are welcome to them.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
The “market defects are small” part. The rational agent part. The shareholder value part. The “law & economics” part. The “hyperbolic discounting” part. The entire “Macroeconomics” part. The fiduciary duty cures principal/agent problems part. The Ordinal/cardinal part. Etc. Etc.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Oh. The ‘free’ part. More generally the fundamentalist part: The “markets always know what’s best part”. The limited liability part. The self-regulating part. The unincorporated externality parts. The “given wants” part. The unique equilibrium part. The index number part.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
Yes, we wouldn’t have all the same problems we do now if we had listened exclusively to conservatives. No one side of the spectrums has a monopoly on either truth or stupidity. So let’s not get carried away.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
This is trope to me: “We conservatives saw all the problems back in the 1920s through the ‘80s.” Conservatives were always telling different lies (e.g. trickle down, refer madness, free markets, etc.) and causing different problems. Also, opposing EVERYTHING Left doesn’t count.
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Hopefully! But respectfully, of course, in a sex positive fashion focused on consent and female empowerment...
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Replying to @EricRWeinstein
So maybe go easy on the sanctimony? Or give the man his degreee posthumously? Let’s face it. It’s not about what you say it is. Know what I mean? Here:
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Eric Weinstein Jul 8
Replying to @BarackObama
I will also point out that you deliberately kept ’s own father from earning his PhD in economics by getting him sent home to Kenya on the down low. He may have been chasing white women. Which, BTW, was his perfect right as he was a student in good standing.
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