Read the first few pages which weren't inspiring or well written.
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To each their own; I found it brilliantly reasoned and will be studying it further. It reminded me of Spinoza, and commentary or several commentaries will open the many-sidedness which are within the Multi-Faceted Gem presented. #Anekantavada #VeinsofWealth #GrubStreetJournal pic.twitter.com/DY6SI3N5t8
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Spinoza contends that “Deus sive Natura” is a being of infinitely many attributes, of which thought and extension are two. His account of the nature of reality then seems to treat the physical and mental worlds as intertwined, causally related, and deriving from the same Substance. It is important to note that, in Parts 3 through 4 of the Ethics, Spinoza describes how the human mind is affected by both mental and physical factors. He directly contests and denies dualism. The universal Substance emanates both body and mind; while they are different attributes, there is no fundamental difference between these aspects. This formulation is a historically significant solution to the mind–body problem known as neutral monism. Spinoza’s system also envisages a God that does not rule over the universe by Providence, by which it can and does make changes, but a God that is the deterministic system of which everything in nature is a part. Spinoza argues that “things could not have been produced by God in any other way or in any other order than is the case,”; he directly challenges a transcendental God that actively responds to events in the universe. Everything that has and will happen is a part of a long chain of cause-and-effect, which, at a metaphysical level, humans are unable to change. No amount of prayer or ritual will sway God. Only knowledge of God provides the best response to the world around them. Not only is it impossible for two infinite Substances to exist (two infinities being absurd), God as the ultimate Substance cannot be affected by anything else, or else it would be affected by something else, and not be the fundamental, all-pervasive Substance.
“Three modes of evolution have thus been brought before us: evolution by fortuitous variation, evolution by mechanical necessity, and evolution by creative love. We may term them tychastic evolution, or tychasm, anancastic evolution, or anancasm, and agapastic evolution, or agapasm. The doctrines which represent these as severally of principal importance we may term tychasticism, anancasticism,and agapasticism. On the other hand the mere propositions that absolute chance, mechanical necessity, and the law of love are severally operative in the cosmos may receive the names of tychism, anancism, and agapism.” — C. S. Peirce, 1893
Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution #conquestofdough #SameoldNeo-Liberal-Tories #Corbyn4PM #Whyarewehere ?
Watching the Excellent Documentary Why are we here I was very much taken by the interview with Mathematical Biologist. Martin Andreas Nowak (born April 7, 1965) is the Professor of Biology and Mathematics and Director of the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University.
THE MATHEMATICS OF COOPERATION
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The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” . . . “Paper is poverty. It is the ghost of money and not money itself.”– Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826 “Wall Street Wall Street Uber Ales”.
Banks are far more exposed to risky real estate loans than you think — thanks to this loophole
“If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks…will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered…. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs.” . . . “Paper is poverty. It is the ghost of money and not money itself.”– Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826
The Giant Sucking Sound , A Sharp intake of Breath, A duel to the death The New United States Republic 1776-2016.
VALUE IS A NUMERICAL RELATION. Alexander Del Mar, The science of Money. #TheGrubStreetJournal #GrubStreetJournal #ConquestofDough
https://archive.org/stream/AlexanderDelMar/AlexanderDelMar-TheScienceOfMoney1896#page/n7/mode/2up https://archive.org/stream/AlexanderDelMar/AlexanderDelMar-TheScienceOfMoney1896#page/n25/mode/2up What will this demonstrate? This post apart from being excellent on Monetary history is by way of example of the template formats which will be available to Grub Street Content creators to engage with their Readership and Audience and to collaborate with other Multimedia publishers/Creators. Chapter headings, Paragraph headings, Book Summaries, reviews, generated …
Dialogue With A Monetarist, “Both Read the Bible Day and Night but I read Black and You Read White.”
The works of William Blake, poetic, symbolic and critical/2/The Everlasting Gospel https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_works_of_William_Blake,_poetic,_symbolic_and_critical/2/The_Everlasting_Gospel This is the First Dialogue between John Hearn a “Monetarist Economist” and Roger Lewis (writer of this blog), Jack of all trades and master of none, general chef and Bottle Washer and occasional poet. amount (7) anything (7) assets (5) balance (7) bank (37) banking (10) banks (25) become (6) better (6) …
THE BIG APPLE PLAN. WESLEY FREEBURG. WHY ABSTRACT CURRENCIES FAIL
THE NATURAL ORDER OF MONEY AND WHY ABSTRACT CURRENCIES FAIL — A CRITICAL REVIEW
An article published by Roy Sebag (“RS”) this past March with the above captioned title was recently brought to my attention in the course of an interesting “conversation” on Twitter, which actually included a well-known anthropologist, some crypto people, and some “gold-bugs” inter alia. In this essay, my first on Medium, I shall argue RS fails to properly describe “the Natural Order of Money” with an undisguised attempt to perpetuate a long-ago discredited “intrinsic” value theory.
Ying and Yang and the Climate Church Strawman. #GrubStreetJournal @wiki_ballot
Why Richard Murphy Disagrees with Positive Money on Monetary Policy. #GrubStreetJournal @Wiki_Ballot #Wiki_Ballot
Why Positive Money is wrong Posted on May 6 2018 Carol Wilcox, who comments here often and is an able campaigner on land value tax issues, has asked me to comment on why I take issue with Positive Money’s (PM) proposals on money creation, and why I think they conflict with modern monetary theory.
On Debt Jubilees, The religious Language of Debt Forgiveness @GrubStreetJournal #Quanta @Wiki_Ballot
I am not a great fan of blowing smoke up the arse of anyone, see my reservations on Steve Keen, Richard Murphy and also myself. Ingroup Bias is the enemy of intellectual discovery. SO in the spirit of advancing the discussion here goes nothing! Hi Tim, “This process, however it is carried out, destroys …
Meet The Fuggers, Brexit, The Euro and Clueless Elites.
Meet the Fuggers or, its the Money Power stupid. Brexit, The Euro and clueless Elites. The Eastern Roman empire under Justinian saw the seeds of its final fall to The Ottomans when Abd El Melik started paying tribute in Gold coinage under his own Political Branding you might say. With all the talk of …
#GrubStreetJournal #OIP #Alexanadria
via #153. One for the sceptics
#153. One for the sceptics, Nothing to fear but fear itself the economy as an energy transformation machine. #Nafta #RossPerot #WrongkindofGreen #EnergyEconomic #8thwaytothink #ConquestofDough #ObjectiveKhunts #GrubStreetJournal #OIP #Alexanadria
Heisenberg, Gödel, and Chomsky walk into a bar
Heisenberg looks around the bar and says, “Because there are three of us and because this is a bar, it must be a joke. But the question remains, is it funny or not?”
And Gödel thinks for a moment and says, “Well, because we’re inside the joke, we can’t tell whether it is funny. We’d have to be outside looking at it.”
And Chomsky looks at both of them and says, “Of course it’s funny. You’re just telling it wrong.”
#153. One for the sceptics
1.oil, gas and coal remained, as they are now, the source of fourth-fifths of the energy that we consume.
There is nowhere else to start but at the beginning.
The scientists conclude that further economic damage from a potential bubble burst could be avoided by decarbonising early. “Divestment is a prudential thing to do. We should be carefully looking at where we are investing our money.(1)
(1)ED. This is the key misunderstanding, the whole basis of this analysis should look at Net Energy Surplus over cost of energy extraction, then in a real sense the Sentance , “We should be carefully looking at where we are investing our Energy ( qua, Energy )”, would have money taking the Debt based monetary unit as a referent renders the statement meaningless a per pro-energy capital allocation decisions.
Here is a Graph of World energy use in terms of TerraWatt Hours,
Eulers Number, Eric Dollard Nicola Tesla, and Maxwell, The Exponential, the spiral, and the humble Right Angle. #GrubStreetJournal @Wiki_Ballot
This is a Three and a half-hour lecture I have probably watched it in full 5 times, as I have a photographic memory it is unusual for me to read or watch anything more than twice. Why this Eric Dollard lecture is so important is that it makes two very important points about Magnetic …
Fundamental Attribution Error, Projection, Confirmation Bias and Complots of Mischief. The Mote and Beam. Gospel of Matthew, chapter 7, verses 1 to 5. #GrubStreetJournal
https://ritholtz.com/2016/05/10-cognitive-biases-that-affect-your-everyday-decisions/ 14:17 to do so indicates that you commit a 14:20 fundamental attribution error 14:23 Coriolanus why Sir you said a mouthful 14:26 what is that Fundamental attribution error In social psychology, fundamental attribution error (FAE), also known as correspondence bias or attribution effect, is the tendency for people to under-emphasize situational explanations for an individual’s observed behavior while over-emphasizing …
@NoContextHearn V @GretaThunberg The Noble Lie, The Noble Art and the Nobel Prize #TheExergist #GrubStreetJournal Emergence is the thing! #HermeneuticsFluxCapacitor @EddieHearn #GFC1 v #GFCii the rematch mismatch
#GrubStreetJournal #Exegesis #Hermeneutics #FluxCapacitor At Stack Exchange, one of the tricky things we learned about Q&A is that if your goal is to have an excellent signal to noise ratio, you must suppress discussion. Stack Exchange only supports the absolute minimum amount of discussion necessary to produce great questions and great answers. That’s why answers get constantly re-ordered by votes, that’s
“The majority of politicians, on the evidence available to us, are interested not in truth but in power and in the maintenance of that power. To maintain that power it is essential that people remain in ignorance, that they live in ignorance of the truth, even the truth of their own lives. What surrounds us therefore is a vast tapestry of lies, upon which we feed.” – Harold Pinter, Nobel Prize Lecture (Literature), 2005
Dear True Environmentalists: Fight Corporate Criminality, not Atmospheric Gases
THE DISENCHANTED MAJORITY VERSUS THE ESTABLISHMENT
OPINION: Time for a Coalition of disenfranchised vulnerable Britannia
The Links are taken from this Remarkable web site.
Our only debt is to Nature and ‘What Is’. Environmental Pragmatism, Live and let live.
Icon Earth https://t.co/KbJF9X3wMB #BitChute #GrubStreetJournal @GrubStreetJorno
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11 thoughts on “Through The Needle’s Eye The Future of Global Competition Author Gopi Kumar Bulusu #GrubStreetJournal”
“We must now take precautions to prevent you from being embarrassed by something in which the ignorant majority is at fault for lack of proper consideration, and so from supposing with them, that man has not been created truly good simply because he is able to do evil. … If you reconsider this matter carefully and force your mind to apply a more acute understanding to it, it will be revealed to you that man’s status is better and higher for the very reason for which it is thought to be inferior: it is on this choice between two ways, on this freedom to choose either alternative, that the glory of the rational mind is based, it is in this that the whole honor of our nature consists, it is from this that its dignity is derived.”
David Greber described it as the Underside of the Western Tradition in a 2005 Article in the Commoner Periodical.
the underside of the Western tradition
“Western philosophy, after all, really begins with the quarrel between Heraclitus and Parmenides; a quarrel that Parmenides won. As a result, from almost the very start, the Western tradition marked itself by imagining objects that exist, as it were, outside
of time and transformation. So much so that the obvious reality of change has always been something of a problem.”
David Graeber. p.19.
Human Psychology is the apparatus that processes Ego and our outward interactions with other people in accordance with what we think they are seeing and want to see. That Behaviour , the wish to please or be approved of, is where manipulation comes in, where consent is manufactured, if you will.
Theological arguments around the question of Free-will or Determination go back a long way as well but the Quarrel between St Augustine and Pelagius goes to this point and still remains a point of contention between different Faith Groupings.
My point is that those arguments are arguments about not Human Nature that which we are through Nature or because of God. No, they are to do with Behaviours which are manipulated through the Ego interaction between Our False centres. Our inner beings or true selves are where our deeper Human Nature resides and much of what our Ego or our Human Psychology determines that we should do conflicts with our Human nature, That we do bad things does not mean that our Natures are inherently sinful but only that we can be manipulated psychologically to do things against our Better natures.
I have written before about Foucault’s notion of the Episteme,
also about Timonism and Calvinism. I do not think I have mentioned before the Cenodoxus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenodoxus
SOME BIG LIES OF SCIENCE
“THE MAJORITY OF POLITICIANS, ON THE EVIDENCE AVAILABLE TO US, ARE INTERESTED NOT IN TRUTH BUT IN POWER AND IN THE MAINTENANCE OF THAT POWER. TO MAINTAIN THAT POWER IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT PEOPLE REMAIN IN IGNORANCE, THAT THEY LIVE IN IGNORANCE OF THE TRUTH, EVEN THE TRUTH OF THEIR OWN LIVES. WHAT SURROUNDS US THEREFORE IS A VAST TAPESTRY OF LIES, UPON WHICH WE FEED.” – HAROLD PINTER, NOBEL PRIZE LECTURE (LITERATURE), 2005
THE MAINTENANCE OF THE HIERARCHICAL STRUCTURES THAT CONTROL OUR LIVES DEPENDS ON PINTER’S “VAST TAPESTRY OF LIES UPON WHICH WE FEED.” THEREFORE THE MAIN INSTITUTIONS THAT EMBED US INTO THE HIERARCHY, SUCH AS SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, AND MASS MEDIA AND ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATIONS, HAVE A PRIMARY FUNCTION TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THIS TAPESTRY. THIS INCLUDES ESTABLISHMENT SCIENTISTS AND ALL SERVICE INTELLECTUALS IN CHARGE OF “INTERPRETING” REALITY.
IN FACT, THE SCIENTISTS AND “EXPERTS” DEFINE REALITY IN ORDER TO BRING IT INTO CONFORMATION WITH THE ALWAYS-ADAPTING DOMINANT MENTAL TAPESTRY OF THE MOMENT. THEY ALSO INVENT AND BUILD NEW BRANCHES OF THE TAPESTRY THAT SERVE SPECIFIC POWER GROUPS BY PROVIDING NEW AVENUES OF EXPLOITATION. THESE HIGH PRIESTS ARE REWARDED WITH HIGH CLASS STATUS.
IT JUST GOES ON AND ON. WHAT IS NOT A LIE?
LOOK AT THE RECENT H1N1 SCAM – ANOTHER TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE. IT’S FARCICAL HOW FAR THESE CIRCUSES GO: ANTISEPTIC GELS IN EVERY DOORWAY AT THE BLINK OF AN EYE; HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS GETTING HIGH FROM DRINKING THE ALCOHOL IN THE GELS; OUT DATEDNESS OF THE VIRAL STRAIN BEFORE THE PRE-PAID VACCINE CAN BE MASS PRODUCED; UNPROVEN EFFECTIVENESS; NO REQUIREMENT TO PROVE EFFECTIVENESS; GOVERNMENT GUARANTEES TO CORPORATE MANUFACTURERS AGAINST CLIENT LAWSUITS; UNIVERSITY SAFETY OFFICERS TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO COUGH; ETC.
PURE MADNESS. HAS SOMETHING TRIGGERED OUR GENETICALLY INGRAINED FIRST WORLD STUPIDITY REFLEX? IS THIS PART OF OUR MARCH TOWARDS FASCISM ?
HERE IS ANOTHER ONE. EDUCATORS PROMOTE THE LIE THAT WE LEARN BECAUSE WE ARE TAUGHT. THIS LIE OF EDUCATION IS SQUARELY DENOUNCED BY RADICAL EDUCATORS .
UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS DESIGN CURRICULA AS THOUGH THE STUDENTS ACTUALLY LEARN EVERY ELEMENT THAT IS DELIVERED WHEREAS THE TRUTH IS THAT STUDENTS DON’T LEARN THE DELIVERED MATERIAL AND EVERYONE ONLY LEARNS WHAT THEY LEARN. ONE COULD DRAMATICALLY CHANGE THE ORDER IN WHICH COURSES ARE DELIVERED AND IT WOULD MAKE NO MEASURABLE DIFFERENCE IN HOW MUCH STUDENTS LEARN. STUDENTS DELIVER NONSENSE AND PROFESSORS DON’T CARE. OBEDIENCE AND INDOCTRINATION ARE ALL THAT MATTER SO THE ONLY REQUIRED SKILL IS BLUFFING. STUDENTS KNOW THIS AND THOSE THAT DON’T DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY KNOW, DON’T KNOW THEMSELVES.
PICK ANY EXPERT OPINION OR DOMINANT PARADIGM: IT’S PART OF A RACKET.
WE CAN’T KNOW THE TRUTH BECAUSE THE TRUTH IS BRUTAL.