Monthly Archives: February 2014

It’s the Weather, Stupid

Fed chair, Yellen said the weather explains current economic weakness. There is not a more fundamental, ontological attribution than the weather; but no, there is much more than “the law of large numbers” at work here. There is an intendency … Continue reading

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Speed and Relative Perception

The slow economic recovery we are experiencing intends to occupy a lot of space (with attainment valued at about 99% of available capacity to self-determine on demand). Chartists refer to this as a “long tail.” We see on a chart … Continue reading

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Crunch Time in the Ukraine

The politics of the “permanent war economy” is re-presenting. Political-economic circumstances in the Ukraine fan the fire of a “Cold War” that never really went cold. Since its democratically elected leader consolidated so much wealth, which spoiled the legitimate value … Continue reading

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The Risk of Attainment

The Positive Value of Definite Existence Sometimes we hear rhetoricians being cynical about what is described as being “counter-factual.” We “can’t prove a negative” they say, so it’s best to be positive. The best argument is made with something that … Continue reading

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Reward Without Risk?

Big banking interests don’t want to talk much about legitimacy. The outcome alone is understood to be legitimate because risk is applied on demand to yield reward. Reward is legitimate because we freely demand it with collective presence (the invisible … Continue reading

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The Path of Logic

Existential-Dysfunctional Psychopathy A psychological diagnostic of Ukraine’s elected leadership reveals an existentially pathological “sense” of self. It is not uncommon for elected leaders to gain a sense of omnipotence once they feel the power of the Leviathan (the aggregated power … Continue reading

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Beauty of the Beast

The End of the Cold War Events in Kiev look like Hobbes’ valuation of the probable risk 500 years later. Having won the Cold War, the Leviathan persists. Previously, the beautiful bride that married the people on command is now … Continue reading

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