Up“We simply use the computer to mark up the size of the account.” ~ Ben Bernanke Congress has all the firepower it needs. It just needs to send spending instructions to the Federal Reserve, as it always does. Markets Go Berserk as Fed Just Starts Printing More Money Vice-president Dick Cheney famously boasted, “Reagan proved … Continue reading Just Use ‘the Computer’ at the Fed to Give People More Money
Wall Street stocks plunged March 18 as the economic toll from the coronavirus mounts and economists warn of a deep recession. Michael Hudson, author of “… and forgive them their debts” and “Killing the Host,” is president of the Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends and is distinguished research professor of economics at … Continue reading A Debt Jubilee is the Way to Avoid a Depression
As a teenager, I came across Aldous Huxley’s The Perennial Philosophy (1945). I was so inspired by its array of mystical jewels, like a magpie, I stole it from my school’s library. I still have this copy, sitting beside me. by Jules Evans edited by O Society March 23, 2020 Next, I devoured his book The Doors … Continue reading What Can We Learn from the Perennial Philosophy?
by Tim Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 In the 1970s, when Shoshana Zuboff was a graduate student in Harvard’s psychology department, she met the behavioral psychologist B.F. Skinner. Skinner, who had perhaps the largest forehead you’ll ever see on an adult, is best remembered for putting pigeons in boxes (so-called Skinner boxes) and inducing … Continue reading Bigger Brother
Unfortunately we cannot trust the information we receive from the American government as distributed though media corporations. Fortunately we can get information from the rest of the world. This is the real deal from China in English. by O Society March 22, 2020 Exhausted from weeding through mountains of misinformation, disinformation, agnotology, propaganda, marketing, and … Continue reading Coronavirus Information from the People Who Know
If only we could bypass the mediots and go straight to the horse's mouth on coronavirus to get the real deal... Oh wait a datgummed minute, we can! Just so happens we have one of our O Society people in Italy right now. He lives there with his PhD wife and their three daughters. They're … Continue reading Hello From Italy! I’m Here to Predict Your Future…
"The limits of language, or what can be said, is the limit of our world. Things that have sense happen only within the limits of language. Senseless propositions attempt to say something about the limit of language; and attempts to go beyond the limits of what can be said result in nonsense." ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein by Kaidi Wu edited by O Society March 20, 2020 … Continue reading Hypocognition: When We’re at a Loss for Words