Monthly Archives: September 2016

A response to a critique of “Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs”

Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs It’s as if someone were out there making up pointless jobs just for the sake of keeping us all working. [My response to Kimock’s critique – rather than the original post itself.] Hi Kimock There … Continue reading

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Finding Peace

September 27-30,’16 ~QofDay~ Finding Peace Where do you find peace? In accepting what is, as it is. In accepting all the choices I have made, and all of their unintended consequences. In accepting all of my inadequacies. And in the … Continue reading

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Laurie – 59ers – things most grateful for

The 59ers Big, little, tangible, or intangible, name three things you’re grateful for. Hi Laurie Great list. Only 3? Sight; speech; life (which includes family, friends, the rest of humanity and all the ecosystems we share this planet with). And … Continue reading

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Critique of Capitalism – is cancer a good metaphor – by Joe Brewer

Capitalism Has A Metaphor – It’s A Cancer My mother died of cancer five years ago. While most of the cells in her body grew and reproduced at a rate that merely kept her alive, there were a few rogue … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Imagine Economics as an Evolutionary Science

Imagine Economics as an Evolutionary Science What might an evolutionary perspective mean for the future of economics? The next evolution in economics is realising that scarcity based values (market values) are not appropriate mechanisms to use when dealing with anything … Continue reading

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A heathen argument for faith

Amor Fati: A Heathen Argument For Faith… ‘Amor Fati’ is a Latin phrase used in ancient Greece meaning (approximately) ‘love your fate’. Essentially, it is the idea and belief that all things necessarily happen for the good, the nearest modern … Continue reading

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Sail on Sailor

Sail On, Sail On, Sailor Hi John, Enjoyed your writing as always, and largely agree. In an hour or so I will be attending a meeting of scientists involved in rock lobster management. I will be using the internet, rather … Continue reading

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Map of the human brain

Highest-resolution map of the entire human brain created The Allen Institute for Brain Science has published the highest-resolution atlas of the human brain to date There will certainly be some lessons in the influence of ancient structures within the brain … Continue reading

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Evonomics – what is New Economic Thinking

Evonomics – What is New Economic Thinking? Three strands of heterodox economics that are leading the way Well done Amna – your critique is great as far as it goes. I agree with most of what Peter Barnes said, and … Continue reading

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Facebook post on Valhalla movement

Post on Jordan’s Faceboook page In response to Valhalla movement post on facebook. In 1978 Edward Lupinski famously quipped to Milton Friedman that socialism can only work if everyone has two servants, including the servants. Technology is rapidly approaching the … Continue reading

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