Blog Category: Politics

The Jeffrey Epstein Case, Part II: More Valuable Case Studies in Occam’s Razor, Conspiracy Numbers and “Smoking Crack Bias”

I got a lot of feedback on my original Jeffrey Epstein article. There were a lot of great questions and comments.  When a “billionaire” pedophile with connections ranging from presidents to royalty…

I got a lot of feedback on my original Jeffrey Epstein article. There were a lot of great questions and comments.  When a “billionaire” pedophile with connections ranging from presidents to royalty to the richest people in the world is suddenly found dead in a maximum security prison… foul play will be suspected.  Theories ranging […]

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How Did Jeffrey Epstein Make His Money?: A Case Study on Occam’s Razor and Conspiracy Numbers

Everybody loves a good conspiracy. Was Epstein killed? How did he make his money? Which evil billionaire has the most to lose? Was Epstein even a billionaire? Two days ago, nobody has…

Everybody loves a good conspiracy. Was Epstein killed? How did he make his money? Which evil billionaire has the most to lose? Was Epstein even a billionaire? Two days ago, nobody has ever heard of a “hyoid bone.” Now we know: “Only 27% of hangings break the hyoid bone.” Thank you, Dr. Google. Everyone is […]

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The 10 Commandments of the American Religion

I want freedom. Since birth: society, the government, corporations, teachers, colleagues all have their own agendas. Instinctively, they try to give us those agendas. I try to be a greedy skeptic. Skepticism…

I want freedom. Since birth: society, the government, corporations, teachers, colleagues all have their own agendas. Instinctively, they try to give us those agendas. I try to be a greedy skeptic. Skepticism leads to freedom. Leads to entrepreneurship. Leads to freedom. Skepticism allows you to blaze your own unique path in between the layers of […]

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Me and Jessica Biel — A Love Story

I am not going to make fun of Jessica Biel. Her first film was called A Woman of No Importance. Her skills in that movie launched her now very impressive career. I…

I am not going to make fun of Jessica Biel. Her first film was called A Woman of No Importance. Her skills in that movie launched her now very impressive career. I saw a headline: “California legislators confer with Jessica Biel about vaccine legislation.” I didn’t understand it. Was it Jessica Biel, the biologist? Was […]

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When Did Social “Networks” Turn Into Social “Media”?

I miss my Facebook friends. They used to be so nice. I’d “like” old photos of weddings I never attended. I’d think, “Wow, Dave’s got a book out,” or “Man, my old…

I miss my Facebook friends. They used to be so nice. I’d “like” old photos of weddings I never attended. I’d think, “Wow, Dave’s got a book out,” or “Man, my old crush has seven kids.” Now everyone’s sitting in their suburban air-conditioned homes with their Ivy League diplomas on the wall typing out, “Anyone […]

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I Am Always Scared

As I’m writing this, I’m about to interview Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The first time a Supreme Court Justice has ever been on a podcast. The first, first time. As usual, I am…

As I’m writing this, I’m about to interview Justice Sonia Sotomayor. The first time a Supreme Court Justice has ever been on a podcast. The first, first time. As usual, I am very nervous. I’m terrified. I’ve done 500 episodes of “The James Altucher Show” and maybe 1,000 other podcasts but I still get nervous […]

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Imagine A World Where Self-Respect Is More Important Than Fame

Imagine this: a woman slave escapes from you. You try to kidnap her away from her children, and bring her back to your house. You want her to spend the rest of…

Imagine this: a woman slave escapes from you. You try to kidnap her away from her children, and bring her back to your house. You want her to spend the rest of her life as your slave. I’m fascinated by the story of Ona Judge. For one thing, I love anyone named Ona. But more […]

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