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by d63
Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 404
Views: 49130

Re: Postcards:

Guys: as concerns Trump’s suggestion that we swallow disinfectant, we need to keep one important thing in mind: THE MAN IS TROLLING US!!!!!!! And don’t get me wrong here. I’m not being condescending. I took it seriously too –at first. But I mostly got a laugh out of it in the sense that I was fooled...
by d63
Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Grant Bartley's: The MetaRevolution
Replies: 3
Views: 5866

Re: Grant Bartley's: The MetaRevolution

“The central problem with our ideologies and their ideals is a problem with our thinking about them, or rather, with the extent of our lack of thinking about them. We endure bad basic ideas as individuals or as societies because we lack effective criticism of those ideas. Thus, one of the core ideas...
by d63
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Grant Bartley's: The MetaRevolution
Replies: 3
Views: 5866

Grant Bartley's: The MetaRevolution

“Changing minds is essential to any revolution, then. Social shifting is about changing people’s minds, I’d say, because with peoples’ minds come their goals, and so their lives. And the battle for minds and hearts is a battle for aims and ideals.” –Bartley, Grant. The Metarevolution (2nd Edition) (...
by d63
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 4/16/2020: Watching the live comedy shows I always have (Real Time w/ Bill Maher, Last Week Tonight w/ John Oliver, Full Frontal w/ Samantha Bee, and Saturday Night Live or even stand-up comedy) as well as the filmed sitcoms (SuperStore, Brooklyn Nine Nine, and Modern Family) in th...
by d63
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

I really feel sorry for the US ....Mr President Chump has done nothing by way of guidance on how to slow the spread - just blabs on with the usual ..we're doing a great job, tremendous things are happening bla bla wank wank. He is a huge part of the reason the US has the highest amount of infected ...
by d63
Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Letters to the Editor I'll Never Submit:
Replies: 2
Views: 5642

Re: Letters to the Editor I'll Never Submit:

Letter to the Editor I Would Never Submit 4/11/2020: Dear Editor: I have recently been listening to the audio book for James Poniewozik’s Audience of One: Television, Donald Trump, and the Politics of Illusion. And it’s a book I would highly recommend in that it is an articulation on something that ...
by d63
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 404
Views: 49130

Re: Postcards:

“Production has been seriously neglected in the mainstream of economics, which is dominated by the Neoclassical school. For most economists, economics ends at the factory gate (or increasingly the entrance of an office block), so to speak. The production process is treated as a predictable process, ...
by d63
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 404
Views: 49130

Re: Postcards:

One of the things Ha-Joon Chang does in his user guide for Economics is describe the various schools of economic thought. He, of course, covers the Austrian School. And one thing that I discovered is that I, as a social democrat, actually agree with them on one point: that people are not always rati...
by d63
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 404
Views: 49130

Re: Postcards:

“Most Classical economists believed in the so-called Say’s Law, which states that supply creates its own demand. The reasoning was that every economic activity generates incomes (wages, profits, etc.) equivalent to the value of its output. Therefore, it was argued, there can be no such thing as a re...
by d63
Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 3/27/2020: When Trump got elected, I knew it would pull me away from my more abstract pursuits such as French theory or Rorty’s pragmatism. It just seemed like an all hands on deck situation. But this…. this is totally different. With the pandemic, even venturing into abstraction f...
by d63
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 3/22/2020 Have recently been going through Rorty’s Objectivity, Relativism, Truth and am struck, yet again, with the double-edge sword we “fuzzier” thinkers are faced with. At the heart of Rorty’s pragmatism is the recognition that language is not a mirror representative of reality...
by d63
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 3/20/2020: Throughout my process in which I have either been engaged with, or fully immersed, in culture and the creative act (in my teens, I thought it my manifest destiny to become a rockstar), I have tended to get some of the best advice from sources outside of the cultural high...
by d63
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Letters to the Editor I'll Never Submit:
Replies: 2
Views: 5642

Letters to the Editor I'll Never Submit:

Letter to the Editor I will never submit, 3/19/2020: Dear Editor: the other day I offered a rather clumsy fusion of apocalyptic narratives, what is happening in America as concerns panic shopping, and how the “grinding down of the machine” (of Capitalism, that is (seems to set it off. I had also ass...
by d63
Thu Mar 12, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Re: Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 3/12/2020: I recently listened to the audiobook for Paul Krugman’s Arguing With Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight For a Better Future –as usual with his books: he was offering a collection of his blogs and editorials for the New York Times. And confession: this is clearly...
by d63
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Dear Diary Moments:
Replies: 8
Views: 4564

Dear Diary Moments:

Dear Diary Moment 3/6/2020: I’ve recently been reading a lot about the US Constitution and have come to realize that I can utilize it in one of my favorite ways: that of framing one of my more practical/political immersions in terms of my more ethereal immersions in philosophy. In this case, I’m see...