FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ~ AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY ~ 1943

~ AHEIAHB ~ An Honest Ego In A Healthy Body

~ AETSN ~ An Eye To See Nature

~ AHTFN ~ A Heart To Feel Nature

~ CTFN ~ Courage To Follow Nature

~ TSOP(H) ~ The Sense Of Proportion (Humor)

~ AFWAIAIAW ~ Appreciation For Work As Idea And Idea As Work

~ FOI ~ Fertility Of Imagination

~ CFFAR ~ Capacity For Faith And Rebellion

~ DRC(I)E ~ Disregard For Commonplace (Inorganic) Elegance

~ IC ~ Instinctive Cooperation

MICHAEL HUDSON ~ J IS FOR JUNK ECONOMICS ~ 2017

~ TEOJEIANCO-‘TE’-ITOO-‘TM’- WMM-TSQ-TREME-T-P/E/L-R-O-D-ITRE ~ The Essence Of Junk Economics Is A Narrow Conceptualization Of – “The Economy” – In Terms Only Of – “The Market” – Which Merely Means – The Status Quo – The Resulting Economic Models Exclude – The Political / Environmental / Legal – Ramifications – Of – Debt – In Today’s Rentier Economies

~ FME-HTTA-AS-ATM-SAHCOGAM-TDHAAPSODALPT ~ Free Market Economist – Have Tried To Appropriate – Adam Smith – As Their Mascot – Stripping Away His Critique Of Groundrent And Monopolies – To Depict Him As A Patron Saint Of Deregulation And Lower Property Taxes

~ A-NANP-TGCI-P-WA-TGCTOMAMW-A-S-WBTO ~ Affluenza – Not A New Phenomenon – The Greeks Called It – Pleonexia – Wealth Addiction – The Greedy Compulsion To Obtain More And More Wealth – And – Specifically – What Belongs To Others

~ A-TAITSQAHTSFL-W- ‘F’-MOTBE-ECTPFDS-APLTESAEDDD ~ Austerity – The Assumption Is That Squeezing Out A High Tax Surplus From Labor – Will “Free” More Output To Be Exported – Enabling Countries To Pay Foreign Debt Service – Austerity Programs Lead To Economic Shrinkage And Even Deeper Debt Dependency

~ B-ATOWTC-BUSCAPE-R-B/UC/S-TSTFL-PECITHOTFS ~ Bailout A Transfer Of Wealth To Creditors – Bailouts Usually Save Creditors At Public Expense – Reimbursing Bankers / Uninsured Creditors / Speculators To Save Them From Loss Preserves Economic Control In The Hands Of The Financial Sector

~ B-TB-SIOAF-FM-FFR ~ Banksterism The Bankster-Subsidized Ideology Of A Financial – Free Market – Free From Regulation

~ AAHHNFA-‘BS’-I-BAITBSOF ~ Anthropologists And Historians Have Not Found Any – “Barter Stage” – Instead – Barter Appears In The Breakdown Stage Of Financialization

~ RHFBBWTITROI ~ Rentiers Have Fought Back By Wrapping Themselves In The Rhetoric Of Individualism

~ TRQI:WGWB-DOO ~ The Real Question Is: Whether Government Will Be Democratic Or Oligarchic

~ BE-AETTGRAPPSBFE-ABEPCAD ~ Bubble Economy An Economy Trying To Get Rich And Pay Pensions Simply By Financial Engineering A Bubble Economy Polarizes Creditors And Debtors

~ C-UTDTSSBOPICA-N-RMT-FC-A-WCVREASS ~ Capitalism Used To Describe The Social System Based On Promoting Industrial Capital Accumulation Now – Referring Mainly To – Finance Capitalism – And – Wealth Creation Via Rent Extraction And Asset-Stripping

~ CC-F-BO-FE-RT-IE-NTIIIIBTSFSWROFRTO ~ Casino Capitalism Finance – Based On Financial Engineering Rather Than Industrial Engineering – No Tangible Investment Is Involved In Betting That Some Financial Securities Will Rise Or Fall Relative To Others

~ CB-ASIABTLCBTOOTB ~ Central Bank A Semipublic Institution Administered By The Largest Commercial Banks To Operate On Their Behalf

~ C-TITEIFTCTEF-AEF-BTVFNBSA ~ Choice The Idea That Everyone Is Free To Choose Their Economic Fate A Euphemism For Blaming The Victim For Not Being Sufficiently Affluent

~ CS-DF-OARPIBASAB-TADSATSSFBTABTLAPLTC ~ Clean Slate Debt Forgiveness Originally A Royal Practice In Bronze Age Sumer And Babylonia To Annul Debts So As To Save Society From Being Torn Apart By Transferring Land And Personal Liberty To Creditors

~ C-PA-L/W/MR/A/OPI-ANP-TABAISL-TI-V-G-OA-C-NMBRATUTOOFC ~ Commons Public Assets Land / Water / Mineral Rights / Airwaves / Other Public Infrastructure – As Natural Monopolies They Are Best Administered In Society’s Long-Term Interest Via Government Or A Community Not Monopolized By Rentiers As The Ultimate Takeover Objective Of Finance Capital

~ ADCIIBOTIMOCI-AIIWDBBLOTBTBEWMUO-OBWDBLA-CS ~ A Debt Crisis Is Inevitable Because Of The Inherent Mathematics Of Compound Interest – At Issue Is Whether Debts Will Be Left On The Books To Burden Economies With Mathematically Untenable Overhead – Or Be Written Down By Legislating A – Clean Slate

~ ADAINATPWTEBSO-ITNIAEDU ~ A Debt Amnesty Is Necessary At The Point Where The Economy Becomes So Over-Indebted That New Investment And Employment Dry Up

~ MCAOTBDMTS ~ Most Consumers Are Obliged To Be Debtors Merely To Survive

~ ACBLAMS-IBFAD-VARWPAP ~ As Crime Becomes Larger And More Successful It Becomes Financialized And Decriminalized – Victims And Reformers Who Protest Are Prosecuted

~ DD-P-DS-DSAF-CG-A-NBI ~ Debt Deflation Paying Debt Service Diverts Spending Away From Consumer Goods And New Business Investment

~ DP-TOODTPTOL-A/O-TOFM-TC-TCTDAIIC ~ Debt Peonage The Obligation Of Debtors To Provide Their Own Labor And/Or That Of Family Members To Creditors To Carry The Debt And Its Interest Charges

~ DP-TBUODSEG-ESMCUTDAWD ~ Debt Pollution The Build Up Of Debt Stifles Economic Growth Economic Shrinkage Must Continue Until The Debts Are Written Down

~ D-TP-DROP-ITDTCTTCC-HBOALRI ~ Demagogy The Post-Democratic Role Of Politicians Is To Deliver Their Constituencies To Their Campaign Contributors Headed By Oligarchs And Local Rentier Interests

~ D-RTAASP-EDM ~ Denial Reluctance To Acknowledge A Systemic Problem – Evidence Doesn’t Matter

~ D-TEITEITSPTFM-WRITTLIDA-MRASAFAOPB ~ Deregulation The Effect In Today’s Economies Is To Shift Planning To Financial Managers While Rentier Interests Take The Lead In Dismantling Anti-Monopoly Rules And Safeguards Against Fraud And Other Predatory Behavior

~ D-OOFI-EA-‘RM’ ~ Derivatives – Often Opaque Financial Instruments Euphemized As “Risk Management”

~ ER-TAOMPOIC(V) ~ Economic Rent The Excess Of Market Price Over Intrinsic Cost (Value)

~ EMH-AT-VV-TWIBASIFMRROEC-TPAI-TFTEFGR-TPEI-TLTESB-B/MAOR-ITV-CAAU ~ Efficient Market Hypothesis – A Tunnel-Visioned View – That What Is Bought And Sold In Financial Markets Realistically Reflects Overall Economic Conditions – The Political Aim Is – To Free The Economy From Government Regulation The Practical Effect Is – To Leave The Economy Steered By – Banks / Monopolists / And Other Rentiers In This View – Crashes Are Always Unexpected

~ RIIBO-‘TM’-NO-VI-PEOOB ~ Rising Inequality Is Blamed On “The Market” Not On Vested Interests Pushing Economies Out Of Balance

~ WTES-RL-B-L-FBPTM ~ When The Economy Shrinks Rentier Lobbyists Blame Labor For Being Paid Too Much

~ F-AITRPO-ROWIITON ~ Factoid An Idea That Reflects Popular Opinion Regardless Of Whether It Is True Or Not

~ FC-DCAPP-‘R’-THNRCOP-V-EFPTLAP ~ Fictitious Capital Debt Claims And Property Privileges “Rights” That Have No Real Cost Of Production Value Except For Payments To Lawyers And Politicians

~ FE-RSPBPFM-IONCI ~ Financial Engineering – Raising Stock Prices By Purely Financial Means – Instead Of New Capital Investment

~ FL-APTF-ER-TPOP-THNCITAOSNCOPGOS ~ Free Lunch – A Popular Term For – Economic Rent – Transfer Payments Or Prices – That Have No Counterpart In The Actual Or Socially Necessary Costs Of Producing Goods Or Services

~ FM-TTCE-AE-FO-LR/RBP/M ~ Free Market – To The Classical Economist – An Economy – Free Of – Land Rent / Usurious Banking Practices / Monopolies

~ I-AAGI-TRTROCAOWI-T-D-C/D/R-O-ECAL ~ Individualism – An Anti-Government Ideology That Rationalizes The Right Of Creditors And Other Wealthy Individuals To Deprive Consumers / Debtors / Renters Of Economic Choice And Liberty

~ JE-AP-RE-PBVI-TDTBIAPL-IOAEZ-SRS ~ Junk Economics – A Public-Relations Exercise Promoted By Vested Interests To Depict Their Behavior In A Positive Light – Instead Of As Exploitative Zero-Sum Rent Seeking

~ N-AITA-B/L/M-FAOPB ~ Neoliberalism An Ideology To Absolve Banks / Landlords / Monopolists From Accusation Of Predatory Behavior

~ N-S-IARC-ETAP-TLDWLONDIASL ~ Neo-Serfdom Interest And Rent Charges Expanding To A Point That Leaves Debtors With Little Or No Disposable Income Above Subsistence Levels

~ O-RBTF ~ Oligarchy Rule By The Few

~ P-NPOTME-APMIPUFS ~ Politics Now Part Of The Market Economy As Policy-Making Is Put Up For Sale

~ TL- ‘S’ -IATACO-LPF-SOPITPB-STOCAWE-A-DEFREAF ~ The Label Socialism” Is Applied To Any Critique Of Looting Pension Funds Selling Off Public Infrastructure To Pay Bondholders Shifting Taxes Onto Consumers And Wage Earners And Deregulating Economies For Rent Extractors And Financializers

~ DTCBP-WB ~ Debts That Cannot Be Paid Wont Be

~ TLOHITCEWNAHDTMI ~ The Lesson Of History Is That Creditor Elites Will Not Acknowledge How Destructive Their Mythology Is

PETER HUBER ~ HARD GREEN ~ 1999

~ WIPCDTTCOPOTE-TMCTIOP-ATISAAW ~ When Individual Producers Can Dump The True Costs Of Production Onto The Environment – They May Create The Illusion Of Prosperity – As They Impoverish Society As A Whole

~ WRCDTTCOGOTPS-TMCTIOGG-EATISAAW ~ When Regulators Can Dump The True Costs Of Government On The Private Sector – They May Create The Illusion Of Good Government – Even As They Impoverish Society As A Whole

~ TOTTBGICODWI-DN-WHTBTPOOC ~ The One Thing That Big Government Is Capable Of Doing Well Is – Doing Nothing – Which Happens To Be The Paramount Objective Of Conservation

~ SVDODTOASASTIIP ~ Some Values Depend On Doing Things On A Scope And Scale That Is Inescapably Public

~ WSNBATC-NP-A-NP-E ~ We Should Not Be Ashamed To Conserve – Not Privately – And – Not Publicly – Either

~ TWPOCITB-AE-TWI-BD-TWHNB-S/T/G/P/P ~ The Whole Point Of Conservation Is To Be Anti-Economic The Wilderness Is By Definition That Which Has Not Been Subdued / Tamed / Graded / Plowed / Paved

~ NTAWTCITCB-NTATFPTWALOICR ~ New Trees Are Where The Carbon In The Coal Began – New Trees Are The First Place To Which A Lot Of It Can Return

~ EIG-O-WIDADLOTOTLAIE-IRD ~ Efficiency Is Green – Only – When It Definitely And Directly Lightens Our Tread On The Land And Its Environs – It Rarely Does

~ WSSOCWONBSIJ ~ We Should Save Our Cougars Whether Or Not Brazil Saves It Jaguars

~ STEAAWEU-TIMPSTATATS-WEO-ILQAAHC ~ Some Toxic Effects Are Already Well Enough Understood – That It Makes Perfect Sense To Address Them At Their Sources – Where Emissions Occur – In Large Quantities And At High Concentrations

~ WK-P-F-AAMOOB-C-ATE-B-WHDTFTP ~ We Know – Pesticides – Fungicides – And All Manner Of Other Bio-Cides – Affect The Environment – Because – We Have Designed Them For That Purpose

~ NIIMB-AOTTWOHATTWOOT ~ Nature Itself Is Morally Blind – As Oblivious To The Welfare Of Humans As To The Welfare Of Our Tapeworms

~ WCTWBIIB ~ We Conserve The Wilderness Because It Is Beautiful

~ WSRLOENBWFCFBBLIAGTRNFJ ~ We Should Revere Life On Earth Not Because We Fear Catastrophic Failure But Because Life Is A Good That Requires No Further Justification

~ BFTANS ~ Big Future Theories Are Never Scientific

~ TORAGSISO-WATWTDT-SOPUBM ~ The One Real And Growing Scarcity Is Scarcity Of – Wilderness And The Wildlife That Dwells There – Scarcity Of Places Undeveloped By Markets

~ ETEBDNPTE ~ Expanding The Environmental Bureaucracy Does Not Protect The Environment

~ IINUFIJTNSOAC-IIIJASWRTTUS ~ It Is No Use Fencing In Just The North Side Of A Commons – If It Is Just A Short Walk Round To The Unfenced South

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~ IYIAGI? ~ Is Your Idea A Good Idea? ~ Dan Norris ~ The 7 Day Startup ~ 2014

~ TLAOITTATCOL ~ To Learn About Oneself Is The Toughest Among The Challenges Of Learning ~ Alexander Etkind ~ Warped Mourning ~ 2013

~ IIRHDAPAAATRONAMCCAD ~ It Is Remarkable How Diet And Physical Activity Are At The Root Of Nearly All Major Chronic Conditions And Diseases ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ EF#1:LGV ~ Everyday Food #1: Leafy Green Vegetables ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ EF#2:OV ~ Everyday Food #2: Other Vegetables ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ BSWC ~ Become Someone Who Cooks ~ Martha Clare Morris ~ Diet For The Mind ~ 2017

~ TDC ~ Temporary Detention Center

~ TMBTWWAPTPI-BTMNBATWWFTP ~ There May Be Times When We Are Powerless To Prevent Injustice – But There Must Never Be A Time When We Fail To Protest ~ Elie Wiesel ~ 11-12-1986

~ H-ASOC-P/M/S-W-B-A-NM-TAODOI ~ Health – A State Of Complete – Physical / Mental / Social – Well-Being – And – Not Merely – The Absence Of Disease Or Infirmity ~ World Health Organization ~ 22-07-1946

~ MBBAWBCAPWHSPTIAC ~ Most Business Books Are Written By Consultants And Professors Who Haven’t Spent Much Time In A Cubicle ~ Scott Adams ~ The Dilbert Principle ~ 1996

~ PHGTK-WONTP-IAC ~ People Have Got To Know Whether Or Not Their President Is A Crook ~ Richard Nixon ~ 17-11-1973

~ BTT-TTR ~ Buy The Ticket – Take The Ride ~ Hunter Thompson

~ FOSPWWOSAUC-ATOSALWTBUH ~ From Our Safe Place We Watch Others Struggling Amid Uncertain Currents And Thank Our Stars And The Lucky Winds That Brought Us Here ~ Alan Harrington ~ Life In The Crystal Palace ~ 1958

~ IIR-TPOTP ~ Irresponsible Ignorance Remains – The Privilege Of The Powerful

~ BWTIB-NIW-AVW ~ But When Television Is Bad – Nothing Is Worse – A Vast Wasteland ~ Newton Minow ~ 09-05-1961

~ ER ~ Environmental Racism

~ CIAM ~ Cogs In A Machine

~ TCC ~ The Clerking Class ~ Nikil Saval ~ Cubed ~ 2014

~ TLIPHAHDATTLIS ~ Those Living In Palaces Have Always Had Different Agendas To Those Living In Shacks – And That Is Unlikely To Change ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ OPCW ~ Organization For The Prohibition Of Chemical Weapons ~ 29-04-1997

~ NBO ~ Next Big One

~ TGSD-W-TDOI ~ The Greatest Scientific Discovery – Was – The Discovery Of Ignorance ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ PGTB ~ Pop Goes The Bubble ~ Nicholas Dunbar ~ The Devil’s Derivatives ~ 2011

~ EA-TH-T-A-K ~ Emerging Adults TheshHolders Twixters And Kidults ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ TMMNABATTUWTT-B-TASSITUWTTA ~ The Media May Not Always Be Able To Tell Us What To Think – But – They Are Strikingly Successful In Telling Us What To Think About ~ Michael Parenti ~ Inventing Reality ~ 1986

~ DUAPUIIMIANI ~ Don’t Undertake A Project Unless It Is Manifestly Important And Nearly Impossible ~ Edwin Land ~ 04-05-1887

~ ITCOG-WMGATAOUI-WSOU-B-T-M-I-C ~ In The Councils Of Government – We Must Guard Against The Acquisition Of Unwarranted Influence – Whether Sought Or Unsought – By – The – Military-Industrial-Complex ~ Dwight Eisenhower ~ 17-01-1961

~ ‘TB’ ~ “The Button” ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ ‘TF’ ~ The Football” ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ TMITR ~ The Mood In The Room

~ TAAFT ~ There’s An App For That

~ TAEFT ~ There’s An Excuse For That

~ RP ~ Revenge Porn

~ C-A ~ Cyber-Attack

~ FDHTBOMTITMGFKWDAC ~ Flexibility Doesn’t Have To Be One More Trick In The Managerial Guidebook For Keeping Workers Docile And Consenting ~ Nikil Saval ~ Cubed ~ 2014

~ GP ~ Goal Pursuit ~ Clark Hull ~ 1932

~ HPTTLIHTTCEA ~ Happy People Tend To Live In Homes That They Can Easily Afford ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ CS ~ Challenging Secrecy ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WRDCTBOOU ~ We Really Do Come To Believe Our Own Untruths ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes

~ TAR ~ The Attention Rubicon ~ Brian Solis ~ Engage

~ MCTDH ~ Myths Continue To Dominate Humankind ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ HTSOTOTWEITS-MANRTRIITH ~ Here’s The Secret Of The Opposition To Woman’s Equality In The State – Men Are Not Ready To Recognize It In The Home ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

~ [S]H-IAUP-TCCOD-WCHPIA ~ [S]He – Is An Unskillful Physician That Cannot Cure One Disease Without Casting His[Her] Patient Into Another ~ Thomas More ~ Utopia ~ 1516

~ TZBI ~ The Zombie Banking Industry ~ Bill Bonner ~ Hormegeddon ~ 2014

~ WTPOMPITCCA? ~ What’s The Point Of Making Predictions If They Cannot Change Anything? ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ SAVTINOUAP-POYL ~ Select A Vocation That Is Not Only Unique And Profitable – Pick One You Love ~ Thomas Stanley ~ The Millionaire Mind ~ 2000

~ A-TISLICD-BWAC-ATTAP! ~ Alone – There Is So Little I Can Do – But With A Confederate – A Thousand Things Are Possible! ~ “Griffin” ~ The Invisible Man ~ Herbert Wells ~ 1897

~ WRMINHMCYK-BHYUTOYDN ~ What Really Matters Is Not How Many Chords You Know – But How You Use The Ones You Do Know ~ Gary Marcus ~ Guitar Zero ~ 2012

~ SH-GUMO ~ Studying History Gives Us More Options ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ M-IAHM-BAES ~ Money – Is In Some Respects Like – Fire – A Horrible Master – But An Excellent Servant ~ Phineas Barnum ~ Art Of Money Getting ~ 1880

~ IWYLAYKIATC ~ It’s What You Learn After You Know It All That Counts ~ John Wooden

~ PD ~ Placebo Dramas

~ FFMFA-P-L-CTITPOT ~ Far From Merely Functioning As – Placeholders – Labels – Craft The Images That Populate Our Thoughts ~ Adam Alter ~ Drunk Tank Pink ~ 2013

~ D-T ~ Down-Town ~ 1836

~ MVP ~ Minimum Viable Product ~ Dan Norris ~ The 7 Day Startup ~ 2014

~ TDSOTITNAOAIAP-LAR-B-CP-WCTTSKOEACH-TMLBCASPIT ~ The Dark Side Of This Is That Not All Organizations Are Intelligent And Progressive – Lots Are Run – By – Crass People – Who Can Take The Same Kind Of Equipment And Create Hellholes – They Make Little Bitty Cubicles And Stuff People In Them ~ Robert Propst ~ 1998

~ TB ~ The Button ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ TF ~ The Football ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ T-AOBA-ISY-BESPTAC ~ The – Age Of Behavioral Addiction – Is Still Young – But Early Signs Point To A Crisis ~ Adam Alter ~ Irresistible ~ 2017

~ IIANSIP? ~ Is It A New Scene In Purgatory? ~ Le Corbusier (Charles-Eduouard Jeanneret) ~ When The Cathedrals Were White ~ 1947

~ TINPB ~ There Is No Planet B ~ John Kerry ~ 23-02-2015

~ ANAPOR ~ As Natural As Play Or Rest ~ Douglas Mcgregor ~ The Human Side Of Enterprise ~ 1960

~ SUFYH ~ Stand Up For Your Health ~ Michael Greger ~ How Not To Die ~ 2015

~ PPB ~ Parts Per Billion

~ PPM ~ Parts Per Million

~ SIB ~ Social Impact Bonds

~ BB ~ Be Better

~ BB ~ Be Best

~ BB ~ Be Bestest

~ THS ~ Third Hand Smoke

~ LALP ~ Live And Let Pile

~ TTWSOCAOF ~ The Ten Worst Sources Of Contagion Are Our Fingers

~ LI ~ Locked In ~ Gordon Brown ~ 2005

~ PA ~ Pandora’s Ark ~ Michael Greger ~ How Not To Die ~ 2015

~ VDT-WITRA ~ Video Display Terminal Work-Induced Transient Refractive Alteration

~ TTWPSITNFOSHTBITGTOO ~ The Trouble With Protecting Secrets Is That New Forms Of Secrecy Have To Be Invented To Guard The Original Ones ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WATWAA ~ We All Think Were Above Average ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes

~ Adam Alter ~ Drunk Tank Pink ~ 2013

~ FE ~ Financial Engineering

~ L-AIMOBAAOA-IDTM-AIWDI ~ Life – Although It May Only Be An Accumulation Of Anguish – Is Dear To Me – And I Will Defend It ~ “The Monster” ~ Mary Shelley ~ Frankenstein ~ 01-01-1818

~ TANDAFC-TAAWOL ~ These Are Not Desks And File Cabinets – They Are A Way Of Life ~ George Nelson

~ ECEALOLL-IT-M-PW-IS-O-MPCEU-MP-I-TM-O-SLA-WR ~ Everyone Can Enjoy A Life Of Luxurious Leisure – If – The Machine-Produced Wealth – Is Shared – Or – Most People Can End Up – Miserably Poor – If – The Machine-Owners – Successfully Lobby Against – Wealth Redistribution ~ Stephen Hawking ~ 08-10-2015

~ IYSIAOBR-YAUETBTW ~ If You Send In Anticipation Of Becoming Rich – You Are Unlikely Ever To Become Truly Wealthy ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ AS ~ Atomic Swaps ~ Max Keiser ~ 2018

~ TMTE-ATTIT-V-O-V-TSGSRITOT ~ The Myths That Endure – Are Those That Illuminate The – Virtues – Or – Vices – That Successive Generations See Recurring In Their Own Time ~ William Strauss + Neil Howe ~ The Fourth Turning ~ 1997

~ ASSOABP ~ A Smaller Slice of a Bigger Pie ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew Mcafee ~ The Second Machine Age ~ 2014

~ GOTSL ~ Get On The Short List ~ Joe Calloway ~ Becoming A Category Of One ~ 2009

~ IILTRWBTFMEITMETBEE ~ It Is Likely That Reefs Will Be The First Major Ecosystem In The Modern Era To Become Ecologically Extinct ~ Charles Sheppard + Simon Davy + Graham Pilling ~ The Biology Of Coral Reefs ~ 2009

~ CS ~ Creeping Socialism ~ Thomas Dewey ~ 1939

~ CW ~ Class Warfare

~ PE ~ Permanent Emergency ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ TNSS ~ The National Security State ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WDS-TPAASFMTTR-EITRCTTITFP ~ When Disaster Strikes The Poor Almost Always Suffer Far More Than The Rich – Even If The Rich Caused The Tragedy In The First Place ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ CEWD#127 ~ Chemically Enhanced Wheat Dust #127 ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ BITS ~ Banking In The Shadows ~ Nicholas Dunbar ~ The Devil’s Derivatives ~ 2011

~ OOTHCO-TCGFC-ITTPWSIC-HMTGFI-B-TSP-TTD-B-TTPTP ~ One Of The Hidden Causes Of – The Current Global Financial Crisis – Is That The People Who Saw It Coming – Had More To Gain From It – By – Taking Short Positions – Than They Did – By – Trying To Publicize The Problem ~ Michael Lewis ~ Boomerang ~ 2011

~ AEATBDFTI ~ Assemble Emotions After They’ve Been Detached From Their Ideas ~ Walter Lippmann

~ TEWWWDAD-ADADTO-TWHDOD-IR ~ The Ease With Which We Deny And Dissemble – And Deny And Dissemble To Ourselves – That We Have Denied Or Dissembled – Is Remarkable ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Vital Lies – Simple Truths ~ 1996

~ N-TPOE-TPOEAF ~ Not – The Politics Of Envy – The Politics Of Efficiency And Fairness ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ ‘GI-GO’-ATWY-LTAW-JAMAIDTWYE ~ “Garbage In – Garbage Out” – Applies To What You – Listen To And Watch – Just As Much As It Does To What You Eat ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ NHY ~ Neoliberalism Hates You

~ IAHTSD ~ It Also Helps To Slow Down ~ Joseph Hallinan ~ Why We Make Mistakes

~ UTKSFOECAWCTR:HW/I/F ~ Understand The Key Success Factors Our Economy Continues And Will Continue To Reward: Hard Work / Integrity / Focus ~ Thomas Stanley ~ The Millionaire Mind ~ 2000

~ ADB-LR-A-BR ~ A Difference Between – Looking Rich – And – Being Rich ~ Thomas Stanley ~ Stop Acting Rich ~ 2009

~ WSDCTMEOWTYMFSAITNTFI ~ Writing Something Down Conserves The Mental Energy Of Worrying That You Might Forget Something And In Trying Not To Forget It ~ Daniel Levitin ~ The Organized Mind ~ 2014

~ IEIFS-I-TCATP-TE ~ If Everything Is For Sale – Including – The Courts And The Police – Trust Evaporates ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015

~ SS-AASASOP ~ Storing Secrets – As A Source And Sign Of Power ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ CIWITTSUAS;CIAWITTSDAL ~ Courage Is What It Takes To Stand Up And Speak; Courage Is Also What It Takes To Sit Down And Listen ~ Winston Churchill

~ EP-HBB-S-WWII-BP ~ Executive Power – Has Basically Been – Since – World War II – Bomb Power ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ CS ~ Challenging Secrecy ~ Garry Wills ~ Bomb Power ~ 2010

~ WLM ~ White Lies Matter ~ Kristof Davidson

~ WITGIHE? ~ What If The Glass Is Half Empty?

~ KFWYA-TAYA ~ Know First Who You Are – Then Adorn Yourself Accordingly ~ Euripides

~ TFAOR ~ The False Apostles Of Rationality ~ Nicholas Dunbar ~ The Devil’s Derivatives ~ 2011

NEIL COLE ~ ORGANIC LEADERSHIP ~ 2009

~ TFOLI-TP-ML-N-MF ~ The Function Of Leadership Is – To Produce – More Leaders – Not – More Followers

~ ECOWOVT-YMHRBAAS-B-YANAEUYHTI ~ Experience Changes Our Way Of Viewing Things – You May Have Read Books About A Subject – But – You Are Not An Expert Until You Have Tasted It

~ ICL-WMLF-C-N-DI-PS-O-MS ~ In Choosing Leaders – We Must Look For – Character – Not – Doctrinal Integrity – Preaching Style – Or – Managerial Skills

~ MAIHTGBETL-YCSALGI-ALIIAFMOW ~ Moral Authority Is Hard To Gain But Easy To Lose – You Can Spend A Lifetime Getting It – And Lose It In A Few Moments Of Weakness

~ OFSTHLATIIAHNMTL-LDIALP ~ Only Fools Say They Have Learned All That Is Important And Have Nothing More To Learn – Leadership Development Is A Lifelong Process

~ TOUWAL-HATTOOWAUTVOSLTOW ~ Those Of Us Who Are Leaders – Have A Tendency To Overestimate Our Words And Underestimate The Value Of Simply Listening To Others’ Words

~ It Is Not Uncommon – Someone – Who Listens Very Little – And – Talks Way Too Much ~ IINU-S-WLVL-A-TWTM

~ TL:PWLM-TSM:NORL ~ Talk Less: People Would Listen More – Talk So Much: No One Really Listens

~ TFSNTBAGLOLITATALTP-TINAEFL-BTTTBPWA ~ The First Skill Needed To Be A Good Leader Of Leaders Is The Ability To Actually Listen To People – This Is Not As Easy For Leaders – Because They Tend To Be People With Answers

~ LAAGQ-ATISFL-BTCDOTELLIL ~ Listening And Asking Good Questions – Are Two Important Skills For Leaders – Because They Can Draw Out The Emerging Leader’s Learning In Life

~ WWHSTUS-TGOSFIOUACEBF-DSOIAMDLOL-A-INEF ~ When We Hear Someone Tell Us Something – It Goes Only So Far In Our Understanding And Can Easily Be Forgotten – Discovering Something Ourselves Is A Much Deeper Level Of Learning – And – Is Not Easily Forgotten

DAVID TAYLOR ~ HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL BY BEING YOURSELF ~ 2016

~ NM-Y-B/E/H/D/F-EYNTAAYWIYL-YAHWY ~ No Matter – Your – Background / Education / Hopes / Dreams / Fears – Everything You Need To Achieve Anything You Want In Your Life – You Already Have Within You

~ YDHTSLIOTRHTL ~ You Don’t Have To Stop Living In Order To Rediscover How To Live

~ TFFS:KWYWTG-KWYAN-KWYHTD ~ The Formula For Success: Know Where You Want To Go – Know Where You Are Now – Know What You Have To Do

~ FO-WYW-N-WYD ~ Focus On – What You Want – Not – What You Don’t

~ S-‘W’-F-‘H’-YMNK-‘H’-TK-Y-A/A/D-A-IIETFOO-‘W’~ Separate – “What” – From – “How” – You May Not Know – “How” – To Keep – Your – Answer / Ambition / Dream – Alive – It Is Essential To Focus Only On “What”

~ KFOYO-YWAKHYAD ~ Keep Focused On Your Outcome – You Will Then Always Know How You Are Doing

~ SDTBTVBTYAA ~ Simply Decide To Be The Very Best That You Already Are

~ KWYHTDTGWYWTG ~ Know What You Have To Do To Get Where You Want To Go

~ YWNOY-FW&U-WTSMSTCT ~ You Will Never Overcome Your – Fears, Worries And Unhappiness – With The Same Mindset That Created Them

~ ‘IWIADNTMCTMOORA?’-TYC-DMOTS-TYFA-DSE ~ “Is What I Am Doing Now Taking Me Closer To My Outcome Or Further Away?” – Taking You Closer – Do More Of The Same – Taking You Further Away – Do Something Else

~ WYBSTBT-YSTWITW ~ When You Believe Something To Be True – You See The World In That Way

~ TEMSOWIROHOSSTIDU-U-OC-IE ~ The Ego Mind Switches Off When It Reads Or Hears Or Sees Something That It Doesn’t Understand – Unless – Of Course – It’s Exciting

~ TOWTCYMITSIF-MFIKTYAE ~ The Only Way To Control Your Mind Is To Set It Free – Mind Freedom Is Knowing That You Are Enough

~ YWBTBY ~ You Were Born To Be You

~ ITTCOFTSALTLYWMTL ~ It’s Time To Come Out From The Shadows And Live The Life You Were Meant To Live

~ AYHQ ~ Ask Yourself Helpful Questions

~ MACIYLBDSD ~ Make A Change In Your Life By Doing Something Different

~ YWBTBY-ANOE ~ You Were Born To Be You – And No One Else

~ WYG-YAT ~ Wherever You Go – There You Are

~ OPSINYF ~ Other People’s Success Is Not Your Failure

~ YA-YC ~ Your Attitude – Your Choice

~ THPALFY-AAAS-THPALFO ~ True Humility, Peace And Love For Yourself – Are All About Showing – True Humility, Peace And Love For Others

~ WYFOHLABKTO-YTDY ~ When You Focus On Helping, Loving And Being Kind To Others – You Truly Discover Yourself

~ BY-EEIAT ~ Be Yourself – Everyone Else Is Already Taken

~ GTAULTAAEYEM-IAEY ~ Give Total And Unconditional Love To Anyone And Everyone You Ever Meet – Including And Especially Yourself

~ GOLFF-AYWFVF-GAABAF-AYWFM ~ Go Out Looking For Friends – And You Will Find Very Few – Go Out And Be A Friend – And You Will Find Many

~ OYAAR ~ Owning Your Actions And Reactions

~ WAHTOACOWW-T-S-D ~ We Always Have Total Ownership And Choice Over What We – Think – Say – Do

~ TOTTPWBGTSHOYIWYABAWYD ~ The Only Time That People Will Be Guaranteed To Speak Highly Of You Is When You Are Born And When You Die

~ IYCFAPOL-YWSO-RWAL-TEYM ~ If You Come From A Place Of Love – You Will Send Out – Radiance, Warmth And Love – To Everyone You Meet

~ WMUOOR-WLIWOOOBOTM-WGOA-TES-ET&M ~ We Make Up Our Own Realities – We Live In Worlds Of Our Own Based On The Meaning – We Give Or Attach – To Every Single – Event, Thought And Moment

~ WDSTATA-WSTAWA ~ We Don’t See Things As They Are – We See Things As We Are

~ ‘F’-IWYDITB ~ “Failure” – Is What You Define It To Be

~ WAMITDOODT ~ We Automatically Move In The Direction Of Our Dominant Thoughts

~ WWBSTBT-WSTWTW ~ When We Believe Something To Be True – We See The World That Way

~ TFWTMACIOLITAAITCHABM-TNOTTI-‘AI’ ~ The Fastest Way To Make Any Change In Our Life Is To Act As If That Change Has Already Been Made – The Name Of This Technique Is – “As If”

~ WYLWI-TWIO ~ When You Love What Is – The War Is Over

~ YAY-A-TIATYENTB ~ You Are You – And – That Is All That You Ever Need To Be

~ SIGWYW-HIWWYG ~ Success Is Getting What You Want – Happiness Is Wanting What You Get

~ TBQOA:WAYAWAYH?~ The Biggest Question Of All: Who Are You And Why Are You Here?

~ WH ~ Welcome Home

~ TY ~ Thank You

ERIK BRYNJOLFSSON + ANDREW MCAFEE ~ THE SECOND MACHINE AGE ~ 2014

~ W-TAD-CIB-TASWAWP-TSTDE-WAITNRTS ~ When – Things Are Digitized – Converted Into Bits – They Acquire Some Weird And Wonderful Properties – They’re Subject To Different Economics – Where Abundance Is The Norm Rather Than Scarcity

~ GDANLPO-A-TDM ~ Digital Goods Are Not Like Physical Ones – And – These Difference Matter

~ ETMBDHUCTMBM ~ Even The Most Beneficial Developments Have Unpleasant Consequences That Must Be Managed

~ TPIGTLBSP-PEALOP-AIRA ~ Technological Progress Is Going To Leave Behind Some People – Perhaps Even A Lot Of People – As It Races Ahead

~ IITDTLNCOTSMAASADAHTMT-TNI-BTWFTE ~ It’s Important To Discuss The Likely Negative Consequences Of The Second Machine Age And Start A Dialogue About How To Mitigate Them – They’re Not Insurmountable – But They Won’t Fix Themselves, Either

~ AAS-TCADTEIA-AD-H-ITMCAIT ~ Algorithms Are Simplifications – They Can’t And Don’t Take Everything Into Account – Algorithms Do – However – Include The Most Common And Important Things

~ WKMTWCT ~ We Know More Than We Can Tell

~ ITDOTSMA-ITC-E-D-C ~ It’s The Dawn Of The Second Machine Age – It’s Three Characteristics – Exponential – Digital – Combinatorial

~ SLAM ~ Simultaneous Localization And Mapping

~ NE-ASWTVOARFEOIUIWEAU ~ Network Effect – A Situation Where The Value Of A Resource For Each Of Its Users Increases With Each Additional User

~ TEOB ~ The Economics Of Bits

~ MT-FPAI-MSLUEFMP-BAMIID-MPWFITC ~ Making Things – Free, Perfect And Instant – Might Seem Like Unreasonable Expectations For Most Products – But As More Information Is Digitized – More Products Will Fall Into These Categories

~ M2M ~ Machine-To-Machine – Devices Sharing Data With One Another Over Networks

~ MLYNR ~ New Layers Yield New Recipes

~ GPT ~ General Purpose Technologies

~ IACT ~ Information and Communication Technologies

~ T-’I-A-B-B’-VOTW-BBDEGEOOUU-IF-TITOFFR ~ The – “Innovation-As-Building-Block” – View Of The World – Building Blocks Don’t Ever Get Eaten Or Otherwise Used Up – In Fact – They Increase The Opportunities For Future Recombinations

~ BOI-CS ~ Billions of Innovators – Coming Soon

~ BATEHC-STMOM ~ But As The Economy Has Changed – So, Too, Must Our Metrics

~ MAMWWCAITSMAA-INT-MNM-BNA-A-INT ~ More And More What We Care About In The Second Machine Age Are – Ideas Not Things – Mind Not Matter – Bits Not Atoms – And – Interactions Not Transactions

~ TGIOTIAIT-IMW-WAKLATSOVITETWDFYA-MOTCHBIFALTSBWDNKWTLF ~ The Great Irony Of This Information Age Is That – In Many Ways – We Actually Know Less About The Sources Of Value In The Economy Than We Did Fifty Years Ago – Much Of The Change Has Been Invisible For A Long Time Simply Because We Did Not Know What To Look For

~ WT-GDP-LO ~ What – GDP – Leaves Out

~ F:GFWB-BF-GDP ~ Free: Good For Well-Being – Bad for – GDP

~ R&R ~ Reputations And Recommendations

~ IA ~ Intangible Assets

~ NMANFTSMA ~ New Metrics Are Needed For The Second Machine Age

~ WGMGD-IWALATWG-WWMTWDAGTWO-IWMOT-TWWCTITWMUBO ~ What Get Measured Gets Done – If We Are Looking At The Wrong Gauges – We Will Make The Wrong Decisions And Get The Wrong Outputs – If We Measure Only Tangibles – Then We Won’t Catch The Intangibles That Will Make Us Better Off

~ IWDM-P&I-TWWGTMPANEI ~ If We Don’t Measure – Pollution And Innovation – Then We Will Get Too Much Pollution And Not Enough Innovation

~ NETCCBC-A-NETCBC-C ~ Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted – And – Not Everything That Can Be Counted – Counts

~ HTMWD? ~ How’s The Median Worker Doing?

~ ASSOABP ~ A Smaller Slice Of A Bigger Pie

~ DTTTITEPTW-WOBLEAHLWR ~ Digital Technologies Tend To Increase The Economic Payoff To Winners – While Others Become Less Essential And Hence Less Well Rewarded

~ TSSABCIE ~ The Skill Set Affected By Computerization Is Evolving

~ TBW:S&S ~ The Biggest Winners: Stars And Superstars

~ MTG ~ Mind The Gap

~ WRALTAD ~ When Relative Advantage Leads To Absolute Domination

~ TSAOS ~ The Social Acceptability Of Superstars

~ TPCN ~ The Power Curve Nation

~ I-L-D-PR-A-TROL-IOBP-EO-OTBTEATROTGTSOEE-PP ~ Institutions – Like – Democracy – Property Rights – And – The Rule Of Law – Inclusive Ones Bring Prosperity – Extractive Ones – Ones That Bend The Economy And The Rules Of The Game To The Service Of Entrenched Elite – Bring Poverty

~ TU ~ Technological Unemployment

~ AAE:G ~ An Alternative Explanation: Globalization

~ MOOC ~ Massive Online Open Courses

~ TFF ~ The Fuzzy Future

~ SWMT-TW ~ Since We Must Tax – Tax Wisely

~ PT ~ Pigovian Taxes

~ TOER ~ Taxes On Economic Rents

~ RTBI ~ Revisiting The Basic Income

~ GI ~ Guaranteed Income

~ TNIT ~ The Negative Income Tax

~ TPE ~ The Peer Economy

~ WIW ~ Wild Ideas Welcomed

~ SA-‘MBH’-LM ~ Start A – “Made By Humans” – Labeling Movement

~ WOATDACDUOTARETKUS? ~ Will Our Ability To Detect And Counteract Destructive Uses Of Technology Advance Rapidly Enough To Keep Us Safe?

~ ITSMA-WNTTMMDA-WIIWRW-AWWV-BAIASAS ~ In The Second Machine Age – We Need To Think Much More Deeply About – What It Is We Really Want – And What We Value – Both As Individuals And As A Society

~ TIND-WSOD ~ Technology Is Not Destiny – We Shape Our Destiny