How am I different from the typical academic?
The typical academic
suffers from groupthink because they sit in a social community of academics,
is discouraged from big picture research because they must publish constantly, and
cannot break from mainstream narratives because they need funding from the government and powerful government-connected institutions.
I left academia more than a decade ago to avoid this. As a result, I
avoid groupthink because I hang with varieties of regular non-pretentious people,
pursue big picture projects because I can publish only when I actually have an important grand unifying discovery to convey, often in a book or long article, and
am unafraid to break from the mainstream narrative because my funding comes from the marketplace.
My current research is all about free expression, groupthink and mass hysteria. Those interested to support this research can subscribe to my substack or support our research at FreeX.group
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