Bad ideas are everywhere. Some have been around for centuries, or longer. How do they survive for so long?
“Fake news” isn’t about whether the facts are true or not. It’s a signaling mechanism.
Most people hate work, and end up avoiding it. Reframe work and free yourself from daily drudgery.
Why do fringe thinkers often seem so crazy? The answer lies in emotion and ego. But the internet is changing things.
Elites and their institutions are blind to how many people hate them. There are more unwashed masses than you think.
Encryption is here to stay. Policy debates about backdooring encryption are a waste of our time and resources.
Does anonymity increase trust and meme virulence? There’s some evidence for the claim.
A black market in medicine is coming. Recent major medical advances are held from the public by regulation, and market forces will make them available to those who want them, one way or another.
Zero To One is Thiel’s classic on startups and building valuable businesses. But you’ll find valuable insights beyond the world of technology.
Google is so dominant, and sufficiently customized, that search results can be censored without a trace.