18-04-2018

~ NTOOD-ITNTOL ~ Not To Think Of Dying – Is To Not Think Of Living ~ Jann Arden

~ R-ATROTG-TEC-TPA-TPTTCPT ~ Regulations – Are The Rules Of The Game – To Ensure Competition – To Prevent Abuses – To Protect Those That Cannot Protect Themselves ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ WLTPUMGCFTEOLWHNCOP ~ We’ve Learned That Piling Up Material Goods Cannot Fill The Emptiness Of Lives Which Have No Confidence Or Purpose ~ Jimmy Carter ~ 15-07-1979

~ RADCBLACS:IYTILE-IWTYAYWTK ~ Risk Assessment Data Can Be Like A Captured Spy: If You Torture It Long Enough – It Will Tell You Anything You Want To Know ~ William Ruckelshaus ~ Risk In A Free Society ~ 1984

~ WHTRTCBTAETTCFB-PEBB-NWIGTHTTIALAAROTE?-WSDK-B-WNBHTKOE ~ We Have To Remember The Children Born Today Are Exposed To These Chemicals From Birth – Perhaps Even Before Birth – Now What Is Going To Happen To Them In Adult Life As A Result Of That Exposure? – We Simply Don’t Know – Because – We’ve Never Before Had This Kind Of Experience ~ Rachel Carson

~ NPLDIRL ~ Naked People Look Different In Real Life ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ IDKAAM-IML-YDHT ~ I Don’t Know Anything About Music – In My Line – You Don’t Have To ~ Elvis Presley

~ A-OTAC-CSC ~ And – One Thing About Clowns – Clowns Sell Copy ~ Charlie Leduff ~ Detroit ~ 2013

~ OFICTTA ~ Our Fate Is Connected To The Animals ~ Rachel Carson

~ RHIOR ~ Rot Has Its Own Rationale ~ William Bonner + Lila Rajiva ~ Mobs Messiahs And Markets ~ 2007

~ MIC-ICBBIBBPCA-TSMETAADTLT ~ Money Is Credit – It Can Be Brought Into Being By Private Contractual Agreements – The State Merely Enforces The Agreement And Dictates The Legal Terms ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ DWYAMYIOWYWTB? ~ Does Who You Are Match Your Idea Of Who You Want To Be? ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ ANT ~ Automatic Negative Thoughts

~ H-ITTTVPTV ~ Hypocrisy – Is The Tribute That Vice Pays To Virtue ~ Francois La Rochefoucauld ~ Maxims ~ 1959

~ IW-UTMAMOTGM-IINPTCARTM-ATOW-WTKAI? ~ If We Understand – The Mechanism And Motives Of The Group Mind – Is It Not Possible To Control And Regiment The Masses – According To Our Will – Without Their Knowing About It? ~ Edward Bernays ~ The Engineering Of Consent ~ 1946

~ BONSAAT ~ Bunch Of Narcissists Sitting Around A Table

~ T[S]H-WTTDO-WSHALH ~ That [S]He – Who Throws The Dice Often – Will Sometimes Have A Lucky Hit ~ Thomas More ~ Utopia ~ 1516

~ IISC-AST-AL-HMLWIH?-F-N-OF-FMC-TTAL-WNMIS ~ If I Should Call – A Sheep’s Tail – A Leg – How Many Legs Would It Have? – Five – No – Only Four – For My Calling – The Tail A Leg – Would Not Make It So ~ The Weekly Standard ~ Raleigh ~ North Carolina ~ 29-10-1862

~ TPIWTFRI ~ The Periphery Is Where The Future Reveals Itself ~ James Ballard

~ TMMND ~ Too Many Millionaires Next Door ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ IDNKWWW-WWIII-WBF-B-WWIV-WBFWSAS I Do Not Know With What Weapons – World War III – Will Be Fought – But – World War IV – Will Be Fought With Sticks And Stones ~ Albert Einstein

~ WWGTG ~ Who Will Guard The Guards? ~ Juvenal

~ SSP ~ Si Se Puede ~ Delores Huerta ~ 1972

~ ITTINDBTAP-PTI ~ In Theory There Is No Difference Between Theory And Practice – In Practice There Is ~ Yogi Berra

~ BTPB ~ Beware The Philosopher Bureaucrat ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ TWIFOOTWBBACEO ~ The World Is Full Of Obvious Things Which Nobody By Any Chance Ever Observes ~ Sherlock Holmes ~ The Hound Of The Baskervilles ~ Arthur Doyle

~ DPATPEPMDS ~ Decision Plus Action Times Planning Equals Productivity Minus Delay Squared ~ Armando Iannucci

~ ZLOR:AR-MNHH-O-BI-AHTCTH ~ Zeroth Law Of Robotics: A Robot – May Not Harm Humanity – Or – By Inaction – Allow Humanity To Come To Harm ~ Isaac Asimov ~ Robots And Empire ~ 1985

~ WDTFOOEGATVOWIILID-A-FIAOTVNTTVWWATTME-CAAPOTGAS-FAIOAR-LOAP… ~ We Direct The Fashionable Outcry Of Each Generation Against Those Vices Of Which It Is Least In Danger – And – Fix Its Approval On The Virtues Nearest To That Vice Which We Are Trying To Make Endemic – Cruel Ages Are Put On Their Guard Against Sentimentality – Feckless And Idle Ones Against Respectability – Lecherous Ones Against Puritanism… ~ Clive Lewis ~ The Screwtape Letters ~ 1942

~ LTMWIM-F-O-N-B-O ~ Let The Market Work Its Magic – Fail-Out – Not – Bail-Out

~ WTD-KTOSTYTNNT-AIUH-EFTMEOE ~ Writing Things Down – Keeping Track Of Steps That You Think Need No Tracking – An Incredibly Useful Habit – Even For The Most Expert Of Experts ~ Maria Konnikova ~ Mastermind ~ 2013

~ AOT-CEAC-D-G-S-S-A-E ~ All Of This – Click, Eyeball And Cursor – Data – Gets – Strained – Sifted – And – Examined ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This ~ 2012

~ TMLTABT-TMBT ~ The More Leveraged Takeovers And Buyouts Today – The More Bankruptcies Tomorrow ~ John Shad ~ ?-06-1984

~ TSWTASMIGTGTGYO ~ The Simplest Way To A Sustainable Monopoly Is Getting The Government To Give You One ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ DTAWB ~ Don’t Take Any Wooden Bitcoins ~ Norah Young ~ 2018

~ WBOI-OLT ~ Words Betray One’s Influence – Or Lack Thereof ~ Christopher Steiner ~ Automate This ~ 2012

~ TFWF-Z-I-R ~ The French Word For – Zombie – Is – Rentier ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon ~ 2014

~ TBBSAM-BGAM-INITTHC ~ The Battle Between State And Market – Between Governments And Merchants – Is Not Inherent To The Human Condition ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ O-T-B-L-S ~ Outside-The-Box Lip-Service ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ ‘F’-CTRAATRFTEOD ~ “Freedom” – Came To Refer Above All To Release From The Effects Of Debt ~ David Graeber ~ Debt – The First 5,000 Years

~ OT1%-FT1%-BT1% ~ Of The 1% – For The 1% – By The 1%

~ TRESI-AVCOI-ITABO-I-ATCTTSI-F-ATT-RTCTE-‘LC’ ~ The Reigning Economic System Is – A Vicious Circle Of Isolation – Its Technologies Are Based On – Isolation – And They Contribute To That Same Isolation – From – Automobiles To Television – Reinforcing The Conditions That Engender – “Lonely Crowds” ~ Guy Debord ~ The Society Of The Spectacle

~ TSOTS-WTCCIIAWOIOM ~ The Society Of The Spectacle – Where The Commodity Contemplates Itself In A World Of Its Own Making ~ Guy Debord ~ The Society Of The Spectacle

~ N-ITHOTP-HSM-GSM-TSF-WWSR-WAAIR ~ Never – In The History Of The Planet – Had So Many – Given So Much – To So Few – Who Were So Rich – Without Asking Anything In Return ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ APAP ~ Ancient Prejudices And Prescriptions ~ Edmund Burke

~ ME ~ Media Elite ~ Spiro Agnew ~ 13-11-1969

~ AECOIS ~ An Effete Corps Of Impudent Snobs ~ Spiro Agnew ~ 19-10-1969

~ SM ~ Silent Majority ~ Richard Nixon ~ 03-11-1969

~ IE ~ Involuntary Entrepreneurship ~ Jared Bernstein ~ 2003

~ BOATS ~ Based On A True Story

~ AWIP ~ Another World Is Possible ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ EB-C-LTLOT-C-TMTLOT-C ~ Even Before – Children Learn The Language Of The Classroom They Mimic The Language Of The Commercial ~ David Riesman ~ The Lonely Crowd ~ 1950

~ TOCOD ~ The Organized Creation Of Dissatisfaction~ Charles Kettering

~ VI ~ Vested Interests ~ Charles Beard ~ 1913

~ GP&RD ~ Greasy Palms & Revolving Doors ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon ~ 2014

~ CGC ~ Create Great Content ~ Gary Vaynerchuk ~ Crush It! ~ 2009

~ SDD ~ Shared Delusion Disorder