EDUARDO PORTER ~ THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING ~ 2011

~ TIHOTM-IARIDHCTTN-A-TMCCP ~ The Invisible Hand Of The Market – Is As Ruthless In Denying Health Care To The Needy – As – The Most Coldhearted Central Planner

~ IT-PA-RTTIOL-A-TSOTCE ~ Information Technologies – Portrayed As – Revolutionary Tools To Improve Our Lives – Are – The Shackles Of The Contemporary Economy

~ ABP ~ A Banker’s Paradise

~ BMS ~ Bonuses Might Suffer

~ EVTR ~ Enormous Value To Recipients

~ FTGOTROTE-BSEL ~ For The Good Of The Rest Of The Economy – Bankers Should Earn Less

~ IAWTBE ~ Information Also Wants To Be Expensive

~ E-IP-TMEMG-B-IMC-NPOTPAFTETCDRBBOHOTA ~ Energy – Is Probably – The Most Egregiously Mispriced Good – But – In Most Countries – No Part Of The Price Accounts For The Effect That Carbon Dioxide Released By Burning Oil Has On The Atmosphere

~ BIURINEOF-TS-S-HE-ITNAB-TMFTE-BTAAFPOWWA ~ Belief In Unbounded Rationally Is Not Economics’ Only Flaw – The Self-Serving – Homo Economicus – Is Too Narrow A Being – The Model Fails To Explain – Behaviours That Are A Fundamental Part Of Who We Are

~ ACMOH-MUT-PPNWTWBWTTTW-A-HTOCD ~ A Comprehensive Model Of Humankind – Must Understand That – People Pursue Not What They Want But What They Think They Want – And – How These Objectives Can Diverge

~ TPOF ~ The Price Of Free

~ TPOTF ~ The Price Of The Future

SLAVOJ ZIZEK ~ FIRST AS TRAGEDY, THEN AS FARCE

~ WCELTPWMBDBTCOTA-OWCSTPTO ~ We Can Either Let The People Who Made Bad Decisions Bear The Consequences Of Their Actions – Or We Can Spread That Pain To Others

~ BWI“MH”IIITVSOC? ~ But What If “Moral Hazard” Is Inscribed Into The Very Structure Of Capitalism?

~ TBAFOTCOTWRTS-ADNLTAEMRIOTD ~ They Blame All Failure On The Compromises Of Those Who Realized Their Schemes – And Demand Nothing Less Than An Even More Radical Implementation Of Their Doctrines

~ WLIAT ~ We Live In Apocalyptic Times

~ TIOTEITSPS:D ~ The Intrusion Of The Excluded Into The Socio-Political Space: Democracy

~ SEZ ~ Special Economic Zones

~ ENE ~ Establishing New Enclosures

~ EITTFOR ~ Exploitation Increasingly Takes The Form Of Rent

~ FFD-TSITGS ~ Far From Disappearing – The State Is Today Gathering Strength

DANIEL GILBERT ~ STUMBLING ON HAPPINESS

~ JTE ~ Journey To Elsewhen

~ THBITOATTATF ~ The Human Being Is The Only Animal That Thinks About The Future

~ TJON ~ The Joy Of Next

~ WCFGAAIFWWABFBAAAP ~ We Cannot Feel Good About An Imaginary Future When We Are Busy Feeling Bad About An Actual Present

~ PAQAAFAPWTVTOTTBTO ~ People Are Quite Adept At Finding A Positive Way To View Things Once Those Things Become Their Own

~ PILTATQTAMLTETATWTH ~ People Intuitively Lean Toward Asking The Questions That Are Most Likely To Elicit The Answers They Want To Hear

~ TBHATBWTES-BIRTEHATLFWTBW ~ The Brain Has Agreed To Believe What The Eye Sees – But In Return The Eye Has Agreed To Look For What The Brain Wants

~ ITR ~ Immune To Reality

~ TMAOEAUECHTDI ~ The Mere Act Of Explaining An Unpleasant Event Can Help To Defang It

~ WPMATFI-WSOWTWPI-AWAIU ~ We Pay More Attention To Favorable Information – We Surround Ourselves With Those Who Provide It – And We Accept It Uncritically

~ TBWTPOFTITSHOAFT ~ The Best Way To Predict Our Feelings Tomorrow Is To See How Others Are Feeling Today