Lion of the Blogosphere

Make bad neighborhoods better

To follow-up on my post explaining that living in a “good” neighborhood is a positional good. In the previous post, we learned that no amounts of tax cuts or economic growth will make a “good” neighborhood more affordable, because only so many people can afford to live the “good” neighborhoods.

Thus, the best thing to do to improve people’s lives is to forget about tax cuts and economic growth, and instead focus on how to make poor neighborhoods more palatable.

The first thing we need to do is to make poor people behave better so it’s not as bad to live next to them. As red-pilled HBD believers, we understand that the majority of poor people are genetically inferior to their betters on important attributes like intelligence, future-time-orientation, and natural inclination towards peaceful cooperative behavior. But that doesn’t mean that that there is nothing to be done. There has been a massive increase in crime since the 1950s, and that’s because society became more permissive. Society used to understand that poor people lacked the self-control and future-time-orientation of rich people, and thus poor people were kept on a tighter leash, encouraged to believe in religion that set them on the straight and narrow, policed by policemen who had a no-nonsense approach to policing, who could dish out an extrajudicial beating when it was called for.

The second thing we need to do is make schools safe for smarter and better behaved children. This means the smarter and better behaved children are separated from the other children. And the worst-behaved children need to be expelled from regular schools and confined to schools specifically for delinquents.

This is what conservatives should be pushing for to improve the lives of Americans, not tax cuts for the top 1%.

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The point of the schools paragraph is that people believe they need to pay out the wazoo to live in “better” neighborhoods for the sake of their children’s schooling, which really means a school safe from ghetto kids.

But right now, this is pie in the sky, because liberals are opposed to making schools better for the smart and well-behaved kids, they believe it’s RACIST to do that (while sending their own kids to private schools).

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

December 1, 2017 at EDT am

Posted in Economics

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  1. The crime rate seems to follow, more or less, the percentage of young men in the population. The crime rate boomed in the 70s/80s to mostly track the Baby Boomers making their way through that demographic. Right now, the murder rate is slightly less than it was in the 1950s. https://www.infoplease.com/us/crime/homicide-rate-1950-2014

    If you want to improve poor neighborhoods, better funding for schools, with a lot more of them, so that they are smaller. More jobs near those areas, with training to do those jobs. Better quality daycare, and free/cheap after school care, so you don’t have young kids with no supervision roaming about. Birth control, which conservatives are inexplicably opposed to. Actual, decent grocery stores seems to do the trick in many areas.

    All these things are doable and simple enough. We just don’t want to do them.

    D

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

    • Decent grocery stores? More funding for schools? ROFL. This is what liberals have been doing for decades with no impact. I have heard NPR call the ghetto a “food desert” and that everyone would be eating organic kale and fresh pomegranates if only there were more decent groceries in the hood. It is the quality of the students that makes the school successful, not the quality of the bricks.

      DataExplorer

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • Even the nytimes acknowledges that food deserts are a myth. Anyway, I would question if food quality really has any impact on intelligence, behaviour or even weight. Have you ever watched the show supersize vs superskinny? Most of the superskinnies eat junk food- just very little of it. I remember one girl barely bmi 16 who ate nothing but plain white toast and candy bars.

        toomanyspiders

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • Most ghetto areas in nyc already have free daycare (in fact universal prek starting at age 3 is imminent), free after school programs, and high rates of abortion and BC. Many have good grocery stores as well, and nyc snap benefits are some of the most generous in the country.

      As far as better funding for schools, google the kansas city school experiment for a jaw dropping read.

      toomanyspiders

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • Activist judge forced Missouri to turn KC schools into an Emma Willard style program and after a dozen years the tests scores did not come up at all.

        not too late

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • That Kansas City school system experiment was an eye opener. The school district basically had unlimited funding and it still didn’t make a difference. Money isn’t the answer. Maybe spartan like delinquent schools with strict discipline, but there is zero chance that would ever be approved.

        Mike Street Station

        December 2, 2017 at EDT am

    • “Bad Students, Not Bad Schools” by Robert Weissberg

      I haven’t read the book, but the title says it all.

      Lewis Medlock

      December 2, 2017 at EDT am

      • Yes, to Lion’s point about people believing they need to pay out the wazoo to live in “better” neighborhoods for the sake of their children’s schooling, it’s not just that. People believe the money spent on schools is what makes the schools “good.” That’s why instead of living in “better” neighborhoods, they might choose to send their kids to private schools instead. It’s not the neighborhood per se; it’s that they believe money buys better teachers, better facilities, better textbooks, etc., and that those factors are what makes the school “good,” rather than the population of the student body itself.

        Hermes

        December 2, 2017 at EDT am

  2. Why are you garnering sympathy for a certain demographic with low impulse control?

    There are individuals who can delay gratification and shun consumerism and credit cards. If the average White person has a hard time saving money and delaying pleasure, most certainly NAMs have a much harder time, and there isn’t any effective method to rectify this problem, because it’s more innate with the lower groups.

    JS

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

    • Yeah, this post is pretty pie-in-the-sky for 2017.

      Marty

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • Tax preparation companies like H&R Block tout their expertise in helping people save money on taxes, but give out ripoff loans to NAMs in liberal centers and proles in reddy nooks during the holiday season, who need it to pay down on waste. American capitalists are not evil, they just provide a goodie for those want it.

        JS

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • Who is garnering sympathy? LotB was talking about encouraging policemen to dish out beatings. That’s the opposite of garnering sympathy.

      Lowe

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • The old school Irish cops used to rough up street thugs back in the day. But the ACLU, the National Lawyers Guild and the media put an end to that. Now the cops are wearing the handcuffs and are unable to do their job.

        Lewis Medlock

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  3. Hans Herman Hoppe has a solution…it’s called physical removal.

    B.T.D.T.

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

    • Gonna need a firearm with some of those folk that are involved in bad neighborhoods…

      Thed

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  4. Also, reproduction by the stupid, lazy, and criminal (regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, etc.) should be discouraged.

    Oswald Spengler

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

    • William Shockley and Murray Rothbard both advocated voluntary sterilization for low level blacks. I’d expand that program to include the worst of all races/ethnic groups.

      Lewis Medlock

      December 2, 2017 at EDT am

  5. There has been a massive increase in crime since the 1950s, and that’s because society became more permissive. Society used to understand that poor people lacked the self-control and future-time-orientation of rich people, and thus poor people were kept on a tighter leash, encouraged to believe in religion that set them on the straight and narrow, policed by policemen who had a no-nonsense approach to policing, who could dish out an extrajudicial beating when it was called for.

    Murder rates are pretty comparable to where they were 50 years ago:

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/05/17/rick_nevin_murder_statistics_safest_year_ever.html

    JayMan

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

    • Perhaps, but that’s only with increased surveillace, better policing and investigative techniques, bigger and costlier prisons, etc.

      GondwanaMan

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • Also, more would-be murder victims are kept alive by medical intervention.

        Half Canadian

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • The big difference is modern trauma care and access to such.

        FD

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • “Also, more would-be murder victims are kept alive by medical intervention.”

        At least partially offset by the gradual replacement of six-shot revolvers by semiautomatic pistols often holding two or even three times as many rounds. This leads to more victims being hit multiple times. 50 Cent’s escapade aside, the survival rate for people shot more that three or four times is pretty low.

        Peter

        ironrailsironweights

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • Who is providing the data for the “vital statistics” line? The green line is the FBI, but I don’t know what to make of the red line. Call it anecdote, but this chart disagrees with the experience of any child of the 1930s I ever spoke with. They lived peacefully in places that are now considered crime ridden, poverty filled inner cities.

      Stilicho

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

      • The stats might be true, for all I know. You won’t find anyone who can give a clear and unbiased comparison of how frequent murders were then vs. now. All we have is stats. We CAN anecdotally compare things to the 80s and 90s, and they’re definitely better.

        But your odds of dying by murder are very low, even in a high crime environment. The important thing, which is tangible to all of us, is social trust. People in the 50s let their kids roam around unsupervised because they trusted their neighbors. Nowadays people aren’t so sure if they can even trust extended family.

        Wency

        December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • Technically it isn’t murder if the victim doesn’t die.

      Now we have cell phones and 911 and Life flight to get victims to far better trauma care far more quickly.

      Our murder rate should be 1/10th that of 1950.

      not too late

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  6. I am anxiously hoping the tax reform passes. Big win with doubling of standard deduction. I dont get to itemize so will help me a lot. Also repeal of obamacare hopefully.

    mpt

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

  7. Very well said, Lion.

    I wish one of the political parties would incorporate these societal improvement ideas into their platform.

    Anonymous Bro

    December 1, 2017 at EDT am

    • Never. Subjects mentioned here are lucrative to the police state, lucrative to big business that cater to them, and lucrative to politicos like Bill de Blasio. As long as proles are willing to fork over their hard earn money on taxes and frivolous consumption, the gravy train that exploits NAMs will keep running.

      JS

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  8. “The first thing we need to do is to make poor people behave better so it’s not as bad to live next to them.”

    That’s the third thing we need to do.

    The second thing we need to do is to not let the sorts of people who tend to have behavior problems immigrate into America.

    The first thing we need to do is to kick out all the illegals.

    Calvin X Hobbes

    December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • Very good points!

      E. Rekshum

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • “The fisrt thing we need to do is kick out all the illegals.”

      Indeed, each with a black under each arm.

      Thed

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  9. Without fascism, society will never be able to curtail the downward political force of NAMs, especially within a wealthy liberal bubble (ie: West Brooklyn) that encourages this force, who believe that the reason that they aren’t achieving (living in the Brownstones, kids in AP classes, etc) is because of intangible systemic racism within the liberal tide that has raised their boat nevertheless. Hence, the election of black power neo-communist leaders within those bubbles (who are literate due to white liberal educational generosity, and fed and raised due to the same).

    In other words: give them bread and they inevitably become smart and strong enough to build weapons to kill the farmer because they are upset that they can’t figure out how to farm; absent strict segregation and education that continuously informs them that they are, indeed, the beneficiaries of generosity rather than the victims of racism.

    An aside: apply this perspective to that recent article printed at whatever TX University, by a militant Latino, which called for the death of white people due to their dominance. Forgetting for a moment that, in a white supremacist society (ie: Nazi Germany), no such article would have ever made it to print (illustrating that white people are not supreme nor in charge in this nation). As a rule of thumb, printed articles will always vilify victims and not oppressors. I digress.

    This is why bad (NAM) neighborhoods can’t be made better in the long run, at least without a long term program that entails essentially continuously building things and handing them over (which encourages further breeding and encroachment by the population that needs the benefit of this continuous improvement process). The people who are “made better”, without the downward force of fascism to counterbalance their entitlement and options, will always rise to sociopolitically consume the system that enabled their existence.

    Multiculturalism and liberalism, in combination, are functionally antithetical to civilization. A society can have multiculturalism, or liberalism, but not both there are to be good neighborhoods.

    Mike

    December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • If East Asians who are the most privileged of the racial minority groups have a gripe about White people being unfair and oppressive — there’s really no hope for the other groups who are given a larger share of the welfare pie and could never meet half of the standards place upon East Asians.

      JS

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  10. The most important thing is abortion and birth control. The best way to improve these neighborhoods is to replace the people. And the second best way is to age the populations past the prime trouble making years.

    Magnavox

    December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  11. “The second thing we need to do is make schools safe for smarter and better behaved children. This means the smarter and better behaved children are separated from the other children. And the worst-behaved children need to be expelled from regular schools and confined to schools specifically for delinquents.”

    Pie in the sky. 90% of students at the delinquents schools will have skin the color of my morning constitutional. The gaystream media would run story after story showing how deplorably rayciss it is to put these feces-skins in concentration camps.

    God makes clear that he wants different peoples separated. The lazy, murderous sons of Cain cannot live peaceably with the gentle, industrious sons of Abel.

    hard9bf

    December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

    • They already cry about racism all the time.

      We only need politicians and judges with the will to enact these policies. Embolden the police, let them know the DoJ is on their side. Let them know the courts are on their side. Let the flyover school districts know they can do what is necessary, and they will be left alone.

      Judicial appointments are the most important thing right now. This is the only branch of the gov’t the Republicans don’t control.

      Lowe

      December 1, 2017 at EDT pm

  12. The way to fix bad neighborhoods is to cut back on welfare and anti-discrimination laws. Without welfare, the dregs would be forced to work. And without anti-discrimination laws there would be a real consequence to misbehavior. As it is, people can misbehave in school and not be expelled, They can break the law and still get hired, And they can move into decent working class neighborhoods and ruin them. People whine about discrimination but discrimination is effective.

    destructure

    December 2, 2017 at EDT am

    • destructure is right.

      the free market is God.

      before all of these government interventions america was a utopia.

      government solving problems that don’t exist again.

      because stalin.

      but discrimination against people with southern accents has never gone out of style.

      ron burgundy

      December 2, 2017 at EDT pm


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