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Automatism + Automaticity – 20th Century

If you thought my previous introduction was dark, then if you use your imagination a little to color in the details of what comes next, then you may actually begin to lose your faith in humanity – but I choose … Continue reading Continue reading

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Rational Media + Literacy

In a rather lengthy digression on the “rational media” topic, I wrote some more about my notion of literacy (which includes what other people often refer to as “media literacy”, “computer literacy” or other such special cases — I do … Continue reading Continue reading

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Something to Hide: Nothing to Show

Many people have something to hide, even though they maintain otherwise. In many if not most cases, people seem to try hiding that theyfeel as if they have nothing to show. Let me step back for a moment to explain … Continue reading Continue reading

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Communication, Being a Communal Activity, is Community-Oriented — Is to Share an Act of Communism?

Sharing is a confusing concept — on the one hand, shares on Wall Street are perhaps the most iconic symbols of far-right capitalism and libertarian ideals, but on the other hand to share information… to present it to someone, apparently … Continue reading Continue reading

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Economic Substitution Revisited: Unraveling the Firm

Traditionally, the field of Economics has used something called a “production function” to describe a relationship whereby inputs (in the simplest of models, these might simply be “labor” and “capital”) are turned into outputs (many economists refer to some abstract … Continue reading Continue reading

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Kant’s Big Mistake?

In my previous post I referred to Kant’s “Categorical Imperative”. Here, let me entertain the following suggestion: That Kant made a big mistake. Kant wrote a lot. If he was consistent in his thinking, that would mean that he wanted … Continue reading
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Public Transportation in the United States of America

I was traveling in the USA this summer, and after I had a very negative experience due to an incompetent worker in the public transportation industry I vowed I would write a blog post about it. Actually, I sort of … Continue reading
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Computers, Humans, Economics, Marketing, Logic and Psychology

Computers are machines that apply algorithms according to some sort of logic… — and in this way they function in a way quite analagous to economic theory. Humans are beings that use their brains according to psychological quirks they have … Continue reading
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What is right / wrong, good / bad about self-promotion

In the 20th century, self-promotion acquired a bad name. I think I can explain why, but explanation is rather complicated. After the modern capitalism was invented in the 18th century and became widely established throughout the western hemisphere in the … Continue reading
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Information / Technology vs. People

One aspect of economics that — in my opinion — people often misunderstand is one of Karl Marx’s central theses: Capital / investment in technology actually competes with labor. I find it odd that so many people say Marx was … Continue reading
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