04-04-2018

~ WAT99% ~ We Are The – 99 Percent ~ 08-2011

~ WAT99.9% ~ We Are The – 99.9 Percent ~ Paul Krugman ~ 24-11-2011

~ GI ~ Got It ~ Werner Erhard ~ 1971

~ SCAD ~ Stay Calm And Decolonize ~ Buffy Sainte-Marie

~ TCOR-EIYBBIOBTATIAFLNOP-DNATMTTCCO-S&D ~ The Cost Of Reading – Even If You Buy Books Instead Of Borrowing Them And Take In A Fairly Large Number Of Periodicals – Does Not Amount To More Than The Combined Cost Of – Smoking And Drinking ~ George Orwell ~ Books Versus Cigarettes

~ TFTASOTPITT-USSEATP ~ The Fascinating Thing About Stories Of The Past Is That They – Usually Say Something Enlightening About The Present ~ Thomas Moore ~ A Life At Work ~ 2008

~ TFPMFFTF:R/CI/SR/WACC/E ~ The Five Perennial Methods For Fixing The Future: Regulation / Competitive Innovation / Social Responsibility / Worker And Consumer Choice / Education ~ Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future ~ 2018

~ TDB-SPAVSP-ITVSP-S-‘N’-TAE ~ The Difference Between – Successful People And Very Successful People – Is That Very Successful People – Say – ‘No’ – To Almost Everything ~ Warren Buffett

~ D-D-D ~ Do – Delete – Delegate ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ TWS ~ Traumatized Worker Syndrome ~ Alan Greenspan

~ L(N)L ~ Lessons (Not) Learned ~ James Rickards ~ The Road To Ruin ~ 2016

~ MOPAROTFASTATRWNMTTCC:TICTOPOROF ~ Millions Of Peasants Are Robbed Of Their Farms And Sent Trudging Along The Roads With No More Than They Can Carry: This Is Called Transfer Of Population Or Rectification Of Frontiers ~ George Orwell ~ Politics And The English Language ~ 1946

~ TWCOTLITTFSACF-MAM-TANCBTCN-MIS-A-S-E-S-E-S-TCAEOARP ~ The Whole Compass Of The Language Is Tried To Find Sinonimies And Circumlocutions For Massacre And Murder – Things Are Never Called By Their Common Names – Massacre Is Sometimes – Agitation – Sometimes – Effervescence – Sometimes – Excess – Sometimes – Too Continued An Exercise Of A Revolutionary Power ~ Edmund Burke ~ 1792

~ AGPOTMTVTWAFW-PSFTM-BTIATPR ~ A Very Great Part Of The Mischiefs That Vex The World Arise From Words – People Soon Forget The Meaning – But The Impression And The Passion Remain ~ Edmund Burke ~ Letter To Richard Burke ~ 1793

~ NESCAA ~ Not Every Snowflake Causes An Avalanche ~ James Rickards ~ The Road To Ruin ~ 2016

~ S-A-S-T ~ Short-Attention-Span-Theatre

~ WDLIT-IA-WLIT-IOA ~ We Don’t Live In The – Information Age – We Live In The – Information Overload Age ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ CH ~ Consensual Hallucinations ~ William Gibson ~ Neuromancer ~ 1984

~ S-CLM ~ So-Called-Liberal-Media ~ Eric Alterman ~ What Liberal Media? ~ 2003

~ HYNSOD-S-ALL?-HYNSODL ~ Have You No Sense Of Decency – Sir – At Long Last? – Have You No Sense Of Decency Left? ~ Joseph Welch ~ 09-06-1954

~ AYGRY? ~ Are Your Goals Really Yours? ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ WAYTT-P-P-O-P?~ Who Are You Trying To – Protect – Punish – Or – Please? ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ TTSTS:FSTIPL/TEAI/R ~ The Three Steps To Success: Find Something That Improves People’s Lives / Tell Everyone About It / Repeat ~ Noah St John ~ The Secret Code Of Success ~ 2009

~ BL-MBHPF-ITPS-WBEB-NTACB-E-TWNLTATCOAFB-TWTATCOEC ~ Bad Loans – Made By Highly Paid Financers – In The Private Sector – Were Being Eaten By – National Treasuries And Central Banks – Everywhere – They Were No Longer Talking About The Collapse Of A Few Bonds – They Were Talking About The Collapse Of Entire Countries ~ Michael Lewis ~ Boomerang ~ 2011

~ TRFM ~ The Required Founding Myth ~ Robert Frank ~ Success And Luck ~ 2016

~ FDB ~ Fin De Bubble ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ HTMWD? ~ How’s the Median Worker Doing? ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ ALM ~ Acceptable Level Magicians ~ Ulrich Beck ~ Risk Society

~ TUHBWHTFSOPTGASETD ~ The Unnecessary Human Beings Will Have To Find Some Other Place To Go And Something Else To Do ~ Charlie Leduff ~ Detroit ~ 2013

~ IVOTLIOSOTIP-CITBPOBASACOR ~ In View Of The Likely Irreversibility Of Some Of The Initiated Processes – Caution Is The Better Part Of Bravery And Surely A Command Of Responsibility ~ Hand Jonas

~ ANSTDNT-IOED ~ A New Scientific Truth Does Not Triumph – Its Opponents Eventually Die ~ Max Planck

~ WHBUGPIOOVE ~ We Have Become Unwitting Guinea Pigs In Our Own Vast Experiment ~ Theo Colborn

~ TFAITUOP ~ The Future Appears In The Unlikeliest Of Places ~ Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future ~ 2018

~ TPCIARR ~ The Present Chaos Is A Rich Resource ~ Thomas Moore ~ A Life At Work ~ 2008

~ TNAWGAVAI:WNWTADY ~ Treat Nature Aggressively With Greed And Violence And Incomprehension: Wounded Nature Will Turn And Destroy You ~ Aldous Huxley

~ WTPIATAA-‘S’-T-MTOTTBED ~ What The Public Is Asked To Accept As – Safe – Today – May Turn Out Tomorrow To Be Extremely Dangerous ~ Rachel Carson

~ BOGSAAT ~ Bunch Of Guys Sitting Around A Table ~ Bob Shipman

~ IYWTPTBDFTP-STP ~ If You Want The Present To Be Different From The Past – Study The Past ~ Baruch Spinoza

DAVID EDWARD + DAVID CROMWELL ~ NEWSPEAK IN THE 21ST CENTURY ~ 2009

~ AAU-U-OM-ABCC-PD-OIRRAC-FTS-CR-TTTP ~ All Around Us – Unseen – Our Media – Are Being Continuously Cleansed – Pore-Deep – Of Important Rational Reporting And Commentary – For The Simple – Crude Reason – That They Threaten Profits

~ NIAPOTP-MATOOVATLOCV ~ News Is A Procession Of The Powerful – Marvel At The Orthodoxy Of Views And The Lack Of Critical Voices

~ WTCCH-WWGASOBSAEHFM-TEASWSBD-B-TWTPWHCTP ~ When The Credit Crunch Hit – We Were Given A Succession Of Bankers, Stockbrokers And Even Hedge-Fund Managers – To Explain And Say What Should Be Done – But – These Were The People Who Had Caused The Problem

~ TAPFVMTP-TTRWTASMPPIB-TRHTTBOTDW ~ There Are Precious Few Voices Making The Point – That The Reason Why There Are So Many Poor People Is Because – The Rich Have Taken The Bulk Of The Disposable Wealth

~ WDCB-S-P-O-I-LAIAAO ~ Where Dissidents Cannot Be – Sacked – Patronised – Or – Ignored – Legal Action Is Always An Option

~ AKFDTPSITHCFSD ~ A Key Force Driving The Propaganda System Is The Human Capacity For Self-Deception

~ MJCBETASACHNATTACTTNOP ~ Many Journalist Clearly Believe Everything They Are Saying And Clearly Have No Awareness That They Are Conforming To The Needs Of Power

~ TDTI-MPAM-HAACTM-J-‘TI’ -SUAR-WCOITO ~ The Disturbing Truth Is – Mainstream Politics And Media – Have An Astonishing Capacity To Make – Just – ‘This’ – Issue Seem Urgent And Real – While Consigning Other Issues To Oblivion

~ TTFAPJITB-‘R’-TM-TATPODSBPI-ATITHCOHOHA ~ The Temptation For A Professional Journalist Is To Be – ‘relevant’ – To Matter – To Accept The Parameters Of Debate Set By Powerful Interests – And To Ignore The Human Costs Of His Or Her Actions

~ WBOVORAKFOU-‘S’-WWTPFCFAI-TMASIFOSOIAS-TLLWATAECI ~ We Build Our Version Of Reality Around Key Frameworks Of Understanding – ‘Schemas’ – Which We Then Protect From Conflicting Facts And Ideas – The More Important A Schema Is For Our Sense Of Identity And Security – The Less Likely We Are To Accept Evidence Contradicting It

~ CTDEVTTMPUWAMOLHROTW ~ Challenge The Deeply Entrenched View That The Media Present Us With A More Or Less Honest Revision Of The World

~ TPPOTMIAWAWP-AAPOHS ~ The Propaganda Performance Of The Media Is A Weird And Wonderful Phenomenon – An Astonishing Product Of Human Society

~ TTABETOOC-WFOTCOO-ITGMOB ~ To Turn A Blind Eye To Our Own Crimes – While Focusing On The Crimes Of Others – Is To Guarantee More Of Both

~ TTOPITAPFLAMTS ~ The Task Of Propaganda Is To Apply Power-Friendly Labels And Make Them Stick

~ A-‘C’-IRTSCAITTBLC-ASWFNCATIOTPMOFOS-TINCATCDO-CEPPAFP ~ All – ‘Conversation’ – Is Required To Step Carefully Around Issues Threatening The Bottom Line Concern – And So We Find No Conversation About The Impact Of The Profit Motive On Freedom Of Speech – There Is No Conversation About The Corporate Domination Of – Culture, Economics, Party Politics And Foreign Policy

~ WCHTBRSODAAR ~ We Cannot Hope To Base Real Solutions On Dishonest Analysis And Reporting

~ CJRTWFOFTRCODDJ-SSB ~ Compassionate Journalism Requires That We Free Ourselves From The Root Cause Of Dishonest, Destructive Journalism – Self-Serving Bias

~ AROCATOMABATO ~ A Rule Of Conduct Applied To Others Must Also Be Applied To Ourselves

~ WCRTGIOHH-TSCTUAFHICM ~ We Can Realise The Great Irony Of Human Happiness – That Self-Centredness Takes Us Away From Happiness Into Claustrophobic Misery

~ GCDNAOOGOS-IAOOA-S-OOTA-TEIAPP-A-CFOITPTGGAH ~ Greater Compassion Does Not Arise Out Of Guilt Or Shame – It Arises Out Of Awareness – Specifically – Out Of The Awareness – That Egotism Is A Painful Prison – And – Concern For Others Is The Path To Genuine Freedom And Happiness

~ IINETAIWPA-IWATOM-WMAOH ~ It Is Not Enough To Address Ignorance With Political Argument – If We Are To Open Minds – We Must Also Open Hearts

~ GAHMSAC-BTWITTDNDS-TDNLTGH ~ Greed And Hatred May Seem All-Conquering – But Their Weakness Is That They Do Not Deliver Solutions – They Do Not Lead To Genuine Happiness