Episode 31: Tiger Woods, Seven Nation Army of Actuaries, Twitter's Narrative, Grand Narratives and Post-Modernism
Tiger Woods: Congratulations to Tiger and congratulations to golf.
Tiger and the Press: Tiger the Philanderer . . . covered up by the press. A small example of a much bigger problem: the press can’t be trusted.
Insurance Rates: Your credit history has nothing to do with your driving habits? Highly unlikely, the assertion of the leftist Arab congresswoman from Detroit’s assertion to the contrary.
Twitter’s Post-Modernist Narrative: Twitter has a narrative. If your narrative disagrees with theirs, you get banned. But they assure us: they’re objective and only look at context.
A Thought Experiment: What if Google et al have been taken over by the government? There’s evidence that they’re influenced heavily by government, but what if they’re actually controlled by the government? And they’re stomping on free speech, controlling the search engine results, etc. There’s evidence that they’re beholden to government (tax breaks, etc.) and, therefore, influenced by government, but not quite controlled. But if they were . . .?
The Grand Narrative: Post-modernism loves to overthrow grand narratives. It’s a related branch of revisionist history. Some of it is is a good thing, but when they want to shift the narrative from “America is great” to “America sucks and needs to be remade,” they’re ridiculous and evil.