Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Sortaculturalist

Look at the profile picture. A large grove of trillium naturally occurring in the woods of western Kentucky is kind of unnatural. In other words, it is rare to see it like that. It just kinda, “sorta” happened. It seems … Continue reading

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Ranging the Risk (and avoiding The Trap!)

Chasing yield invokes familiar phrases of pop culture like, “Use the force, Luke” and “It’s a trap!” For small investors (people who have savings but not more money than they need), being induced into chasing yield (ZIRP!) is a force … Continue reading

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The Effective Change of Identity

Capitalism operates to conserve an effective identity. The measurable effect is a comparative dialectic that Objectivists, for example, describe as ontologically derived. For what it’s worth, conserving that identity is critical as industry and markets are consolidated to attain an … Continue reading

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Measuring the Moral Imperative

The Fed, for example, said yesterday it will not raise the rent. The rate of interest (paid to really rich people who have more money than they can use) is really low because there is no risk in having it. … Continue reading

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Measuring Moral Authority

Objectivists say the power elite author the moral dimension because, objectively, it does not exist. Rules, having legal authority, exist, but only to control for what it’s worth to participate in the production process (the creation of goods and services) … Continue reading

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For What is IT’s Worth

For what it’s worth, measuring the existence is a relative value. It is a comparison, existing on demand, yielding to the utility (the legitimacy) of the numbers. Divergence of the values is an associative property converging on demand, like what … Continue reading

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Divergence of the Values

Divergence is a comparative dialectic. Technically, divergent values expect the emergence of a new value. Like Hegel said, the new value is the convergence of the old properties. (There is an added identity at the margin of existence. See “The … Continue reading

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