Donald Doesn’t Read

by David Graham edited by O Society August 9, 2019 Ironically, it took the publication of a book to crystallize the reality of just how little Donald Trump reads. While, like many of the tendencies described in Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury, Trump’s indifference to the printed word has been apparent for some time, the … Continue reading Donald Doesn’t Read

The Danger of Oversimplification: How to Use Occam’s Razor Without Cutting Yourself

The Word of the Day is Occam's Razor by Farnam Street edited by O Society August 4, 2019 Occam’s razor (also known as the ‘law of parsimony’) is a problem-solving principle which serves as a useful mental model. A philosophical razor is a tool used to eliminate improbable options in a given situation, of which Occam’s … Continue reading The Danger of Oversimplification: How to Use Occam’s Razor Without Cutting Yourself

The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda

“Cultural Marxism?" What the holy hell are you talking about? —Any sane person when exposed to the term for the first time https://youtu.be/wLoG9zBvvLQ ^ An example of an Internet troll bloviating about "Cultural Marxism" ^ Cultural Marxism generally refers to one of two things: First — extremely rarely — "cultural Marxism" (lower C, upper M) … Continue reading The Term “Cultural Marxism” is Nazi Propaganda

Insomnium/ Inosculation/ William Blake : Musical Interlude and Word of the Day in Poetry Corner

by O Society Mar 6, 2019 Musical Interlude: Insomnium Make sure the volume knob on your Marshall stack of amps goes all the way up to 11 and press play... https://youtu.be/sZmK2ZWBxQc Through the Shadows ~ Walk away from the world Give in all you got Do not bother to try Fight till the last drop … Continue reading Insomnium/ Inosculation/ William Blake : Musical Interlude and Word of the Day in Poetry Corner

End of the Master Narrative and the Great Convergence: the Word of the Day is “Presentiation”

by Scott Preston Chrysalis Mar 3, 2019 We've discussed the migratory experience, and in the context of moving from one Age into another Age as an “unsettling” experience, which we are calling “chaotic transition” and “Age of Anxiety” or “post-modernity”, and so on. This, though, is something of a metaphor, for in one sense, we … Continue reading End of the Master Narrative and the Great Convergence: the Word of the Day is “Presentiation”

Extinction Rebellion

The word of the day is procrastibation. procrastibation: 1 masturbation (mental or physical) to kill time when you should be doing something else. 2 a brief masturbatory interlude separating a lengthy period of idle procrastination and a period of productive intellectual functioning. "I engaged in an epic procrastibation spree when I should have been writing a … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion

What is Modern Monetary Theory MMT?

by Bill Black Naked Capitalism Feb 1, 2019 Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) continues to advance rapidly.  We are past the first phase of reaction (first they ignore you), deeply into the second phase (then they attack you), and expanding the ranks of the third phase (then you win).  We are very early in the third … Continue reading What is Modern Monetary Theory MMT?