03-06-2020

~ FTC ~ Flatten The Curve ~ Centre For Disease Control USA ~ Interim Pre-Pandemic Planning Guidance ~ 2007

~ PD ~ Physical Distancing ~ World Health Organization ~ 20-03-2020

~ CT ~ Covidian Times ~ Glenda Bartosh ~ 26-03-2020 ~ Pique ~ Magazine

~ LICT ~ Life In Covidian Times ~ Glenda Bartosh ~ 26-03-2020 ~ Pique ~ Magazine

~ TMSCOOC-I-TFRFTWWP-A-TT-GDFIWWP ~ The Most Striking Contradiction Of Our Civilization – Is – The Fundamental Reverence For Truth Which We Profess – And – The Thorough-Going Disregard For It Which We Practice ~ Vilhjalmur Stefansson ~ Adventures In Error ~ 1936

~ ACFCOAUOGA-B-NTKWII ~ A Company For Carrying Out An Undertaking Of Great Advantage – But – Nobody To Know What It Is ~ Charles Mackay ~ Memories Of Extraordinarily Popular Delusions And The Madness Of Crowds ~ 1852

~ UFM ~ Untruths For Money ~ Matthew Goodman ~ The Sun And The Moon ~ 2008

~ IHNNED ~ I Hear New News Every Day ~ Robert Burton ~ The Anatomy Of Melancholy ~ 1621

~ P-TRTSOFN-SOFN-O-POAMSAC ~ Proclamation – To Restrain The Spreading Of False News – Spreaders Of False News – Or – Promoters Of Any Malicious Slanders And Calumnies~ James II ~ England ~ 1688

~ NBSJBII(S)IAN ~ Never Believe Something Just Because It Is (Stands) In A Newspaper ~ Sigmund Freud ~ Letter ~ Bernice Edwards ~ 1933

~ C-S-R-D-UF ~ Comfortable – Smooth – Reasonable – Democratic – UnFreedom ~ Herbert Marcuse ~ The New Forms Of Control ~ 1964

~ SVIBF-W-IB-J-LAB ~ So Vice Is Beneficial Found – When – It’s By – Justice – Lopt And Bound ~ Bernard Mandeville ~ The Grumbling Hive ~ 1705

~ TATMCASHTMTFTKUWTM ~ There Are Too Many Complaints About Society Having To Move Too Fast To Keep Up With The Machine ~ Margaret Mead ~ Time ~ 04-09-1954

~ APTRAPMBBTIO-B-IBTTSSOP ~ A Plan To Resist All Planning May Be Better Than Its Opposite – But – It Belongs To The Same Style Of Politics ~ Michael Oakeshott ~ Rationalism In Politics ~ 1991

~ TFOGOKITMOHS ~ The Freedom Of Gods Or Kings Is The Measure Of Human Slavery ~ David Graeber ~ The Utopia Of Rules ~ 2015

~ T-BC-AEL-TWCACT ~ The Best Communicators Are Excellent Listeners – The Worst Communicators Are Continuous Talkers ~ Brian Tracy ~ Earn What You’re Really Worth ~ 2012

~ SCHCIDASATH ~ Shopping Culture Has Crept Into Democracy As Surely As Television Has ~ Susan Delacourt ~ Shopping For Votes ~ 2016

~ A-WOLL-S-R-R-R-LNOPD ~ Also – When Our Leaders Lie – Sometimes – Really – Really – Really – Large Numbers Of People Die ~ Tom Phillips ~ Truth ~ 2020

~ TOTB ~ James Adams ~ Thinking Outside The Box ~ Aviation Week & Space Technology ~ ?-07-1975

~ SW ~ Shadow Work ~ Ivan Illitch ~ Shadow Work ~ 1981

~ TPO-MP-IOT-M-O-OAA-IIT-E-CT-T-A-T ~ The Point Of – Modern Propaganda – Isn’t Only To – Misinform – Or – Push An Agenda – It Is To – Exhaust – Critical Thinking – To – Annihilate – Truth ~ Garry Kasparov ~ Twitter ~ 24-06-2019

~ TEN ~ The Eternal Now ~ Paul Tillich ~ The Shaking Of The Foundations ~ 1948

~ TTITOTWAI-TWHAFR ~ The Trouble Is That – Only The Witches Are Imagined – The Witch-Hunts Are Frighteningly Real ~ Wendy Kaminer ~ Free For All ~ 2002

~ H-D-M-TCOTW-W-ASC ~ Humpty-Dumpty – Met – The Challenge Of The Wall – With – A Spectacular Collapse ~ Marshal McLuhan ~ Understanding Media ~ 1964

~ CAPTCHA ~ Completely Automated Public Turing [Test To Tell] Computers [And] Humans Apart ~ Luis von Ahn + Manuel Blum + Nicholas Hopper + John Langford ~ CAPTCHA ~ ?-05-2003

~ NIMOTT-TSI-O-CAPE-TCOTUBTS ~ Nothing Is More Obvious Today Than – The Signal Inability – Of – Capital And Private Enterprise – To – Take Care Of Themselves Unaided By The State ~ Lester Frank Ward ~ Plutocracy And Paternalism ~ 1895

~ L-FIAP-GPAP-HBUB-TR-NS ~ Laissez-Faire Is A Pretense – Government Power And Preferment – Have Been Used By – The Rich – Not Shunned ~ Kevin Phillips ~ Wealth And Democracy ~ 2002

~ N-N!-CHH ~ No – No! – Couldn’t Happen Here ~ Sinclair Lewis ~ It Can’t Happen Here ~ 1935

~ ICWBITW-B-AAOPRA-WTHRCTE? ~ If Children Were Brought Into The World – By – An Act Of Pure Reason Alone – Would The Human Race Continue To Exist? ~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ On The Suffering Of The World ~ 1851

~ YMLULAAUE-DTBCON-E ~ You May Look Upon Life As An Unprofitable Episode – Disturbing The Blessed Calm Of Non-Existence ~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ On The Suffering Of The World ~ 1851

~ TFOHBBIAVBAFI ~ The Fact Of Having Been Born Is A Very Bad Augury For Immortality ~ George Santayana ~ Reason In Religion ~ 1922

~ LTBTDYGUWYBFWYCB ~ Let Today Be The Day You Give Up Who You’ve Been For Who You Can Become ~ Hal Elrod ~ The Miracle Morning ~ 2016

~ PWRBCSBTPFT-AIRCIWTCI ~ People Who Resent Being Caught Sometimes Blame The Press For Their Downfall – As If Reporting Crime Is Worse Than Committing It ~ Wendy Kaminer ~ Free For All ~ 2002

~ IMSASPTE-A-TVFRIAH-TISDTSNH ~ It May Seem A Strange Principle To Enunciate – As – The Very First Requirement In A Hospital – That Is Should Do The Sick No Harm ~ Florence Nightingale ~ Notes On Hospitals ~ 1863

~ TWCP-TSUTACATRBITMOTVCOWIWTKTT-A-LOPCUTMTHM ~ They Were Careless People – They Smashed Up Things And Creatures And Then Retreated Back Into Their Money Or Their Vast Carelessness Or Whatever It Was That Kept Them Together – And – Let Other People Clean Up The Mess They Had Made ~ Francis Scot Fitzgerald ~ The Great Gatsby ~ 1925

29-02-2020

~ IYC ~ Inverted Yield Curve ~ Campbell Harvey ~ Dissertation ~ 1986

~ NDA ~ Non-Disclosure Agreement

~ CA ~ Confidentiality Agreement

~ CDA ~ Confidential Disclosure Agreement

~ PIA ~ Proprietary Information Agreement

~ SA ~ Secrecy Agreement

~ FRB121102 ~ Fast Radio Burst 121102

~ COVID-19 ~ Coronavirus Disease 2019

~ IWTBR ~ Information Wants To Be Reduced ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2017

~ TL-TM ~ Twitter Less – Think More ~ George Lois ~ Damn Good Advice ~ 2012

~ BWIYTSCMFHL? ~ But What If Your Trade Secret Costs My Father His Life? ~ Devra Davis ~ The Secret History Of The War On Cancer ~ 2007

~ TGLLSNTM-TAED-TLCCLO-A-STMAP ~ The Golf Links Lie So Near The Mill – That Almost Every Day – The Laboring Children Can Look Out – And – See The Men At Play ~ Sarah Cleghorn ~ The Golf Links ~ 1917

~ TBTJHISEF ~ This Bad Thing Just Happened Is Someone Else’s Fault ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ MN-TOOTA-SBNTNP ~ Magic Numbers – Taken Out Of Thin Air – Supported By Neither Theory Nor Practice ~ Mariana Mazzucato ~ The Value Of Everything ~ 2018

~ IPTTAE-B-TTP-N-A ~ I Prefer To Talk About Events – Before – They Take Place – Not – After ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2010

~ WAWOCOSI? ~ Why Are Worshippers Of Competence Often So Incompetent? ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ FIPOC ~ Financially Incentivized Proliferation Of Chatter ~ Jenny Odell ~ How To Do Nothing ~ 2019

~ DYKWIA? ~ Do You Know Who I Am? ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ TCOS-IP ~ The Club Of Single-Idea People ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ A-BS-F-TT-INA-BS-F-TB ~ A – Black Swan – For – The Turkey – Is Not A – Black Swan – For – The Butcher ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2010

~ TEOTACHBDATSPOSAMD-SWUAAAUPOAPMOLMWD;MAAADOIAOSPAPIISAG ~ The Essence Of The Authoritarian Character Has Been Described As The Simultaneous Presence Of Sadistic And Masochistic Drives – Sadism Was Understood As Aiming At Unrestricted Power Over Another Person More Or Less Mixed With Destructiveness; Masochism As Aiming At Dissolving Oneself In An Overwhelmingly Strong Power And Participating In Its Strength And Glory ~ Erich Fromm ~ Escape From Freedom ~ 1941

~ DASBTPPWATDITBBOTV? ~ Does Anyone Seriously Believe That Powerful People Would Allow Truly Dangerous Ideas To Be Broadcast On TV? ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ TMYFDATEYA-TMYPYWWOFF-E-MH ~ The More You Fear Death And The Emptier You Are – The More You People Your World With Omnipotent Father-Figures – Extra-Magical Helpers ~ Ernest Becker ~ The Denial Of Death ~ 1970

~ CG-M-GSOTMLACW ~ Cheap Grace – Means – Grace Sold On The Market Like A Cheapjack’s Wares ~ Dietrch Bonhoeffer ~ The Cost Of Discipleship ~ 1943

~ NOMO ~ The Necessity Of Missing Out ~ Jenny Odell ~ How To Do Nothing ~ 2019

~ AA-TALOEW-P-B-G-AAL-S-F-A-L;TRDSECAIE ~ After All – There’s A Lot Of Experience With – Privatization – By – Governments – At All Levels – State – Federal – And – Local; That Record Doesn’t Support Extravagant Claims About Improved Efficiency ~ Paul Krugman ~ New York Times ~ 19-11-2002

~ TDM ~ The Daily Me ~ Nicholas Negroponte ~ Being Digital ~ 1995

~ GEE-ABAS ~ Given Enough Eyeballs – All Bugs Are Shallow ~ Eric Raymond ~ The Cathedral And The Bazaar ~ 2001

~ FAOCW ~ Falsehoods Are Often Conventional Wisdom ~ Cass Sunstein ~ Infotopia ~ 2006

~ IAWMCB ~ It’s Amazing What Money Can Buy ~ Paul Krugman ~ The New York Times ~ 29-10-2002

~ AGFTBI ~ Always Go For The Big Idea ~ George Lois ~ Damn Good Advice ~ 2012

~ A-IS-ISTAOT-TPATB ~ Accountability – It Seems – Is Something That Applies Only To – The People At The Bottom ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ WPSSS? ~ Whose Purposes Should Science Serve? ~ Devra Davis ~ The Secret History Of The War On Cancer ~ 2007

~ TTOBEI-I-TOTGHOSI-IBNITPPTAT ~ The Tragedy Of Bad Economic Ideas – Is – That Once They Grab Hold Of Society’s Imagination – It Becomes Nearly Impossible To Persuade People To Abandon Them ~ Thomas Palley ~ From Financial Crisis To Stagnation ~ 2012

~ SITAGTSTBO ~ Sometimes It Takes A Genius To See The Blindingly Obvious ~ Alison Gopnik ~ The Philosophical Baby ~ 2009

~ WEBOESWE ~ We’re Experts Because Other Experts Say We’re Experts ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ AFO-A-NFOP-S-IEAOTW-THB-TVMOTMOM ~ All For Ourselves – And – Nothing For Other People – Seems – In Every Age Of The World – To Have Been – The Vile Maxim Of The Masters Of Mankind ~ Adam Smith ~ Wealth Of Nations ~ 1776

~ INJAE-I-AI-AWOO-AF ~ I’m Not Just An Entertainer – I’m – An Influencer – A Wielder Of Opinion – A Force ~ Dusty Rhodes ~ A Face In The Crowd ~ 1957

~ BCF-TEFTBF ~ Beliefs Come First – The Explanations For The Beliefs Follow ~ Michael Shermer ~ The Believing Brain ~ 2011

~ ILMAAA-IMTRTTPWTDNWTH ~ If Liberty Means Anything At All – It Means The Right To Tell People What They Do Not Want To Hear ~ George Orwell ~ Animal Farm ~ 1945

~ I-I-TUSA-K-TDE ~ Ignorance – Is – The Undead’s Strongest Ally – Knowledge – Their Deadliest Enemy ~ Max Brooks ~ The Zombie Survival Guide ~ 2003

~ TSA-E-SS-R-SFAPOHSS-TTPA ~ There’s Something About – Ear-Splitting Self-Righteousness – Shouted From A Position Of High Social Status – That Turns People Away ~ Thomas Frank ~ Rendezvous With Oblivion ~ 2018

~ TDTOMSHABMBEAPF-TDWGTK-W-W-AW ~ The Democratic Tendencies Of Modern Science Have Always Been Muted By Economic And Political Forces – That Determine Who Gets To Know – What – Where – And – When ~ Devra Davis ~ The Secret History Of The War On Cancer

~ TOKEMTBBBI ~ They Only Knew Enough Math To Be Blinded By It ~ Nassim Taleb ~ The Black Swan ~ 2017

~ RTNILS ~ Reading The News Is Like Smoking ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

~ NOSMO ~ The Necessity Of Sometime ~ Jenny Odell ~ How To Do Nothing ~ 2019

~ RIOTS ~ Repetitive Injury Of The Spirit ~ Barbara Ehrenreich ~ Nickel And Dimed ~ 2001

~ WACWT:CAPYTS ~ What A Clever Way To Make Money: Creating A Problem You Then Solve ~ Erin Anderson ~ Globe And Mail ~ 29-03-2014

~ TS-CHBVAASC ~ The Self – Can Hardly Be Viewed As A Scientific Concept ~ Alfred Tauber ~ The Immune Self ~ 1994

~ DIU-U-YCGBT-‘I’ ~ Death Is Unbearable – Unless – You Can Get Beyond The – “I” ~ Susan Sontag ~ David Rieff ~ Swimming In A Sea Of Death ~ 2008

~ MFD ~ Manufactured Fake Dissent ~ Matt Taibbi ~ Hate Inc. ~ 2019

20-08-2019

~ TITWOP:O-EWG-FWT-A-HWL ~ This Is The Way Of Peace: Overcome – Evil With Good – Falsehood With Truth – And – Hatred With Love ~ Peace Pilgrim ~ Steps Toward Inner Peace ~ 1981

~ TEPITWTPOPPIDTTPOEPOW-WTNOPBLOS-TI-O ~ The Essential Point Is That Where The Possession Of Political Power Is Due To The Possession Of Economic Power Or Wealth – Whether The Number Of Persons Be Large Or Small – That Is – Oligarchy ~ Aristole ~ 3?? BCE

~ EIS ~ Endless Inegalitarian Spiral ~ Thomas Piketty ~ Capital In The Twenty-First Century ~ 2014

~ TMQCUTINRA-CIT21C-IIA-DIT21C ~ The Main Question Confronting Us Today Is Not Really About – Capitalism In The 21st Century – It Is About – Democracy In The 21st Century ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Great Divide ~ 2015

~ STEWTBWITBCYAR ~ Sometimes The Easiest Way To Be Wrong Is To Be Certain You Are Right ~ Steven Johnson ~ Farsighted ~ 2018

~ LIASWTEOAJASSV-WHTRTSED-IRAPOIAWDT ~ Law Is A Story We Tell Each Other About Justice And Shared Social Values – We Have To Retell This Story Every Day – It Replicates And Persists Only Insofar As We Do That ~ David Johnson ~ The Life Of The Law Online ~ 2007

~ T-BQFH-I-‘WITMOL?’-B-R-“HDWSS?’-TRTITWIS ~ The – Big Question Facing Humans – Isn’t – “What Is The Meaning Of Life?” – But – Rather – “How Do We Stop Suffering?” – The Realest Thing In The World Is Suffering ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ 21 Lessons For The 21st Century ~ 2018

~ FTPOELAOPWBITCBYABTS ~ For The Power Of Enclosing Land And Owning Property Was Brought Into The Creation By Your Ancestors By The Sword ~ Gerrard Winstanley ~ 1659

~ ACD ~ Anthropogenic Climate Disruption

~ MMS-FEI ~ Mystical Market Solutions – For Every Ill

~ RI ~ Regressive Incrementalism

~ SBAWG-AGBSG-EEIC ~ Selfishness Beats Altruism Within Groups – Altruistic Groups Beat Selfish Groups – Everything Else Is Commentary ~ Edward Wilson + David Sloan Wilson ~ Rethinking The Theoretical Foundation of Sociobiology ~ 2006

~ FAE ~ Fundamental Attribution Error ~ Lee Ross ~ The Intuitive Psychologist And His Shortcomings ~ 1977

~ ALWTIE-AAG-LICFO ~ At Least Where There Is Enough – And As Good – Left In Common For Others ~ John Locke ~ Second Treatise Of Civil Government ~ 1689

~ WITIO-D-IAIMG-THU-D-AAS-WOLSB ~ We Invented The Institution Of – Democracy – In All Its Many Guises – To Help Us – Decide – As A Society – What Our Laws Should Be ~ Steven Johnson ~ Farsighted ~ 2018

~ CCLUTATP-ODTTWSEP ~ Cancer Can Lead Us To A Transformative Path – One Difficult To Travel Without Such Extreme Prodding ~ M Laura Nasi ~ Cancer As A Wake-Up Call ~ 2018

~ DTNOLSOBHPWAWANTTR? ~ Do The Names Of Local Streets Or Buildings Honor People Whose Acts We Are Now Trying To Rectify? ~ James Lowen ~ Lies My Teacher Told Me ~ The New Press ~ 1995

~ DNTTSYVBTAGMT-APC-IIETOP;DNOT ~ Do Not Try To Satisfy Your Vanity By Teaching A Great Many Things – Awaken People’s Curiosity – It Is Enough To Open Minds; Do Not Overload Them ~ Anatole France ~ Freeman Tilden ~ Interpreting Our Heritage ~ 1967

~ WATHFODE ~ Warnings Appear To Have Fallen On Deaf Ears ~ Charles Calomiris + Stephen Haber ~ Fragile By Design ~ 2014

~ TBWTFOWWRNITGROWWD ~ The Best Way To Find Out What We Really Need Is To Get Rid Of What We Don’t ~ Marie Kondo ~ The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up ~ 2014

~ WITOVAAPLF-AA-Y-TOTTAUTSTITOAALDACSFT ~ We Insist That Our Values Are A Precious Legacy From – Ancient Ancestors – Yet – The Only Thing That Allows Us To Say This Is That Our Ancestors Are Long Dead And Cannot Speak For Themselves ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ 21 Lessons For The 21st Century ~ 2018

~ BWIDGWOOC ~ Bad Writing Is Driving Good Writing Out Of Circulation ~ Naomi Baron ~ Always On ~ 2008

~ TEOA ~ The End Of Anticipation ~ Naomi Baron ~ Always On ~ 2008

~ WL ~ Web Log ~ Jorn Barger ~ 1997

~ C-MC ~ Computer-Mediated Communication ~ 198?

~ AYSODCAWBUAYIATA-TP ~ Anything You Say Or Do Can And Will Be Used Against You In A Targeted Advertisement – Think Privacy ~ Seoul Media Art Biennale ~ 06-09-2018

~ OYHLHTAQ-RAAAS-Q-YHLHTL-A-NOCKYFLWYWONTK ~ Once You Have Learned How To Ask Questions – Relevant And Appropriate And Substantial – Questions – You Have Learned How To Learn – And – No Once Can Keep You From Learning Whatever You Want Or Need To Know ~ Neil Postman + Charles Weingartner ~ Teaching As A Subversive Activity ~ 1969

~ IIEFUTACIWHANFWIH-IOW-IWITCWM ~ It Is Easier For Us To Accept Change If We Have A Narrative For Why It’s Happening – In Other Words – If We Invest The Change With Meaning ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ WY-PTP-OTP ~ When Ye – Proffer The Pigge – Open The Poke ~ Richard Hill ~ Common-Place Book ~ 1530

~ RIAPOMH ~ Reality Is A Plague On Many Houses ~ Charles Calomiris + Stephen Haber ~ Fragile By Design ~ 2014

11-07-2019

~ AGT-RPTPP-CADOTSO-P ~ A Government That – Robs Peter To Pay Paul – Can Always Depend On The Support Of – Paul ~ George Bernard Shaw ~ Everybody’s Political What’s What ~ 1944

~ MCBOMIR? ~ Might Cancer Be Our Modern Initiation Rite? ~ M Laura Nasi ~ Cancer As A Wake-Up Call ~ 2018

~ FYB ~ Follow Your Bliss ~ Joseph Campbell ~ The Power Of Myth ~ 1991

~ GPL ~ General Public License

~ B-AAAP-A-AHB ~ Banking – Is All About Politics – And – Always Has Been ~ Charles Calomiris + Stephen Haber ~ Fragile By Design ~ 2014

~ IIPTE-A-[S/]H-ILRFTTWBN-T-[S]H-WBWIW ~ Ignorance Is Preferable To Error – And – [S/]He – Is Less Remote From The Truth Who Believes Nothing – Than – [S/]He – Who Believes What Is Wrong ~ Thomas Jefferson ~ Notes On The State Of Virginia ~ 1781-82

~ QYCA-AUFBFY-T-AYCQ ~ Questions You Cannot Answer – Are Usually Far Better For You – Than – Answers You Cannot Question ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ 21 Lessons For The 21st Century ~ 2018

~ BCP ~ Biocultural Community Protocols

~ TB ~ Time Banking

~ ST ~ Stakeholder Trust

~ TLOTI ~ The Loneliness Of The Interconnected ~ Charles Seife ~ Virtual Unreality ~ 2014

~ TSITBP-TP ~ Today’s Selfie Is Tomorrow’s Biometric Profile – Think Privacy ~ Seoul Media Art Biennale ~ 06-09-2018

~ TQOWYWTOIATQOHYWTLYL ~ The Question Of What You Want To Own Is Actually The Question Of How You Want To Live Your Life ~ Marie Kondo ~ The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up ~ 2014

~ BTB&RTA ~ Buy The Books & Reward The Authors

~ RMBOV ~ Resistance Must Become Our Vocation ~ Chris Hedges ~ America, The Farewell Tour ~ 2018

~ AFOANFOP-S-IEAOTW-THB-TVMOTMOM ~ All For Ourselves And Nothing For Other People – Seems – In Every Age Of The World – To Have Been – The Vile Maxim Of The Masters Of Mankind ~ Adam Smith ~ The Wealth Of Nations ~ 1765

~ QS ~ Quantified Self ~ Gary Wolf + Kevin Kelly ~ Quantified Self Blog ~ 2007

~ LTEC ~ Let Them Eat Credit ~ Raghuram Rajan ~ Fault Lines ~ 2010

~ YAI-TKOAHOAM-TE-EL-O-TTA ~ You Are In – The Kind Of A Hell Of A Mess – That Either – Ends Lives – Or – Turns Them Around ~ David Foster Wallace ~ Infinite Jest ~ 1996

~ L-AI-EMN-COAS-CP-A-REFSII-IFT-AMEAADSOG-S-E-FNCABCABQEFT ~ Letting – Any Industry – Exalted Missions Notwithstanding – Climb On A Self-Constructed Pedestal – And – Remain Exempt From Serious Independent Inquiry – Is Foreign To – A Market Economy And A Democratic System Of Government – Such – Exemptions – From Normal Checks And Balances Can Also Be Quite Expensive For Taxpayers ~ Ralph Nader ~ 2001

~ E-WWAIIP-INFA-E-B-A-AN-O-E-AD ~ Evil – When We Are In Its Power – Is Not Felt As – Evil – But – As – A Necessity – Or – Even – A Duty ~ Simone Weil ~ Gravity And Grace ~ 1952

~ IAW-TSO-E-IICWHN-AH-TPTE ~ In A Word – The State Of – Egoism – Is In Contradiction With Human Nature – And Hence – Too Precarious To Endure ~ Durkheim ~ On Suicide ~ 2006

~ TIO-EI-I-FS-HB-P-TATA-AOTW ~ The Importance Of – Emotional Intelligence – In – Future Success – Has Been – Proven – Time And Time Again – All Over The World ~ Michele Borba ~ Unselfie ~ 2016

~ CCBAW-UC-ACTATWWRA-TWWCITWTDATB? ~ Can Cancer Be A Wake-Up Call – A Call To Awaken To Who We Really Are – To What We’ve Come Into The World To Do And To Be?

~ HG-T-TCTDTQ ~ Homogeneous Groups – Tend – To Come To Decisions Too Quickly ~ Steven Johnson ~ Farsighted ~ 2018

~ RCT ~ Randomized Controlled Trial ~ Austin Bradford Hill ~ Streptomycin Treatment Of Pulmonary Tuberculosis ~ 1948

~ COU ~ Cone Of Uncertainty

~ WIYPM?-IYDHO-MOU ~ What Is Your Personal Mantra? – If You Don’t Have One – Make One Up ~ Stacey Abrams ~ Lead From Outside ~ 2018

~ TEC ~ The Expanding Circle ~ Peter Singer ~ The Expanding Circle ~ 1981

~ WPBNP ~ Weather Prediction By Numerical Process ~ Lewis Fry Richardson ~ Weather Prediction By Numerical Process ~ 1923

~ CGP ~ Continuous Gaming Productivity

~ SDAMOT ~ Sweetner Dreams Are Made Of These

~ SMBABMS ~ States Made Banks And Banks Made States ~ Charles Calomiris + Stephen Haber ~ Fragile By Design ~ 2014

~ IO-TTOS-WSI ~ It’s Okay – To Think Of Something – Without Saying It ~ Steve Smith [Red Green] ~ How To Do Everything ~ 2010

~ YOLOBYDIF-TP ~ You Only Live Once But Your Data Is Forever – Think Privacy ~ Seoul Media Art Biennale ~ 06-09-2018

~ BOATS ~ Based On A True Story

~ ACAPUTC ~ As Canadian As Possible Under The Circumstances

~ RFPP ~ Rebuilding Freedoms Previously Presumed ~ Lawrence Lessig ~ Free Culture ~ 2004

~ MWM ~ Mistakes Were Made

~ RTT ~ Right To Tinker ~ Ed Felten ~ 2000

~ IWMBGBTWTBCTF-TTSCRHBR ~ If We Must Be Governed By Those Whom The Billionaires Choose To Fund – Then The Social Contract Really Has Been Ruptured ~ Charles Fried ~ New York Times ~ [letter] ~ 04-04-2014

~ IATPPIADBP-GTIBMU-NO-EOWGATL-BO-EWSTWTTHB ~ If Access To Political Power In A Democracy Becomes Purchasable – Governments Turn Into Bazaars Made Up – Not Of – Elected Officials Who Govern According To Law – But Of – Entrepreneurs Who Sell Their Wares To The Highest Bidder ~ David Corssland ~ Berliner Zeitung ~ 2010

~ APG-WPI-OTMOAI-IBAPTAFOAT-OPB ~ A Popular Government – Without Popular Information – Or The Means Of Acquiring It – Is But A Prologue To A Farce Or A Tragedy – Or Perhaps Both ~ James Madison ~ [letter] ~ 04-08-1822

~ TPKG ~ The Power Which Knowledge Gives ~ James Madison ~ [letter] ~ 04-08-1822

29-03-2019

~ A-TMWATPM ~ And – The Meaning We Assign To Pain Matters ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ I-OI-O-OC-CCITAOATWOTEOC-IAP-A-ATCOTWC ~ If – One Individual – Or – One Class – Can Call In The Aid Of Authority To Ward Off The Effects Of Competition – It Acquires A Privilege – And – At The Cost Of The Whole Community ~ Jean-Baptiste Say ~ A Treatise On Political Economy ~ 1803

~ IIHTFUWYAOHMYHAYFGFI ~ It Is Harder To Feel Unhappy When You’re Aware Of How Much You Have And You Feel Grateful For It ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ OWHANFTF-TWHAAFTP ~ Once We Had A Nostalgia For The Future – Today We Have An Amnesia For The Present ~ Mark Lilla ~ New Republic ~ 17-06-2014

~ TP ~ The Precariat ~ Guy Standing ~ The Precariat ~ 2001

~ DD ~ Digital Detox ~ Alexis Madrigal ~ Atlantic ~ 2013

~ SC ~ Silicon Chasm ~ Charlotte Allen ~ Weekly Standard ~ 02-12-2013

~ W2.0 ~ Web 2.0 ~ Dale Dougherty ~

~ TIIVC ~ The Internet Is Very Cynical ~ Dave Eggers ~ The Circle

~ CD-GW ~ Creepy Data-Grabbing Ways ~ Natasha Lomas ~ 24-06-2013

~ TADFDP ~ Trading Analog Dollars For Digital Pennies ~ Jeff Zucker ~ 12-03-2008

~ TSG ~ The Self(ie) Generation ~ Charles Blow ~ 07-03-2014

~ A-L-CTHATWWTTIPOIS ~ A – Lie – Can Travel Halfway Around The World – While The – Truth – Is Putting On Its Shoes ~ Mark Twain

~ HPBALG? ~ Has Privacy Become A Luxury Good? – Julia Angwin ~ New York Times ~ 03-03-2014

~ VVC-WVFE ~ Very Valuable Companies – With Very Few Employees ~ David Brooks ~ New York Times ~ 20-02-2014

~ WIK ~ Wording Is Key ~ Amanda Lang ~ The Beauty Of Discomfort ~ 2017

~ OTB ~ On The Brink ~ Henry Paulson ~ On The Brink ~ 2010

~ IU-T-IA ~ I Update – Therefore – I Am ~ Andrew Keen ~ Digital Vertigo ~ 2012

~ WBWWB ~ We Become What We Behold ~ Marshall McLuhan ~ Understanding Media ~ 1964

~ BAB ~ Billionaires And Beggars ~ Tyler Cowen

~ TOTA-C ~ Tragedy Of The Anti-Commons ~ Michael Heller ~ Tragedy Of The Anti-Commons ~ 1998

~ SEM ~ Second Enclosure Movement ~ James Boyle ~ Duke Law Review ~ 05-11-2016

~ TLLUTMOW-W-STGFOTC-B-LTGVL-W-STCFOTG ~ The Law Locks Up The Man Or Woman – Who – Steals The Goose From Off The Common – But – Leaves The Greater Villain Loose – Who – Steals The Common From Off The Goose ~ England ~ 16??

15-03-2019

~ FOIGASIHHS ~ Ful Ofte In – Game – A – Sooth – I Have Herd Saye ~ The Cook’s Tale ~ Geoffrey Chaucer ~ 1390

~ JDOPP ~ Jesters – Do Oft Prove – Prophets ~ William Shakespeare ~ King Lear ~ 1605

~ MATISIJ ~ Many A – True Word – Hath Been Spoken In – Jest ~ Roxburghe Ballad ~ Joseph Ebsworth ~ 166?

~ VF-IAOTPBP ~ Very Frankly – I Am Opposed To People Being Programmed ~ Fred Rogers ~ 1984

~ MAD ~ Mutual Assured Destruction ~ John von Neumann ~ 194?

~ DM ~ Doomsday Machine ~ Herman Khan ~ On Thermonuclear War ~ 1960

~ TA ~ Transformative Appropriation

~ ECD ~ Electronic Civil Disobedience

~ BOTV ~ Bonfire Of The Vanities ~ Girolamo Savonarola ~ 07-02-1497

~ NDD ~ Nature-Deficit Disorder ~ Richard Louv ~ Last Child In The Woods ~ 2008

~ NWCPAWATHNA-‘M’-AD-TAWNPFD-MP ~ Now That Computer Programs Are Widely Available To Help Nearly Anyone – “Mine” – Available Data – There Are Wonderful New Possibilities For Discovering – Misleading Patterns ~ Robert Kass ~ Statistical Science ~ 1999

~ BPA ~ Best Pig Available

~ T-HOAN-I-U-TEWATHOIDC ~ The – History Of A Nation – Is – Unfortunately – Too Easily Written As The History Of Its Dominant Class ~ Kwame Nkrumah ~ Consciencism ~ 1964

~ CANAP ~ Conclusions Are Not Always Pleasant ~ Helen Keller ~ Jonathan Kozol ~ The Night Is Dark And I Am Far From Home ~ 1975

~ MF-NRA-TIRTMAEFW-LA-T-BSF-TCRTPAF ~ Market Fundamentalists – Never Really Appreciated – The Institutions Required To Make An Economy Function Well – Let Alone – The – Broader Social Fabric – That Civilizations Require To Prosper And Flourish ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ Bleakonomics ~ New York Times ~ 30-09-2007

~ WHF-TPOTE-WIT-E-TCASS-A-T-I-TP-TVNOPI-AL ~ We Have Forgotten – The Purpose Of The Economy – Which Is To – Enrich – To Create A Stable Society – And – To – Include – The Population – The Vast Number Of People In – Active Life ~ James Goldsmith ~ 15-11-1994

~ WE-TWP-TEO-2008-RT-US-MF-MRAAPGIARFD ~ We Embraced – The Wrong Paradigm – The Events Of – 2008 – Revealed That – Using Simple-Minded Free-Market Rhetoric As A Policy Guide Is A Recipe For Disaster ~ Robert Barbera ~ The Cost Of Capitalism ~ 2009

~ IATT-JTWDWYWTBT-WBCTII ~ It Is All Too Tempting – Just To Write Down What You Want To Be True – Without Being Certain That It Is ~ Sharon Newman ~ The Real History Of The End Of The World ~ 2010

~ N-HFB-WNA-L-O-P-B-OO-RFM-A-HJ ~ Nostradamus – His First Book – Was Not A – List – Of – Prophecies – But – One Of– Recipes For Medicines – And – Herbal Jams ~ Sharon Newman ~ The Real History Of The End Of The World ~ 2010

~ J-IW-L-LL-IP ~ Justice – Is What – Love – Looks Like – In Public ~ Cornel West ~ Brother West ~ 2009

~ WHNRAMW-FW-TEIF-WDOT ~ We Have Now Reached A Moment Where – Four Words – The Earth Is Full – Will Define Our Times ~ Paul Gilding ~ The Great Disruption ~ 2011

~ DIAS-R-OYMTFD-YTTCTI:YW-D-DTD-DT-ASO ~ Denial Is Also Self-Reinforcing – Once You Make The First Denial – You Tend To Commit To It: You Will – Deny – Deny The Denial – Deny That – And So On ~ Robert Trivers ~ The Folly Of Fools ~ 2011

~ DC ~ Destruction Conservation ~ Mario Monti ~ Watchdogs Of The World, Unite! ~ 28-07-2009

~ TUOAGAO-D-A-TRAO-MSMF-MAMR-AKFU-TEROOLFI ~ The Use Of A Growing Array Of – Derivatives – And – The Related Application Of – More Sophisticated Methods For – Measuring And Managing Risk – Are Key Factors Underpinning – The Enhanced Resilience Of Our Largest Financial Institutions ~ Alan Greenspan ~ Corporate Governance ~ speech ~ 08-05-2003

~ TIT-MAS-R-RAMBITRFC-A-SBBOAFA-M-R-O-SI-TST-TRO-CALA-TE-PR-AO-R-TRIAAFMF-IOW-MDN-C-R-S-O-S-T-THOCHBAPOLARTL ~ The Idea That – Markets Are Self-Regulating – Received A Mortal Blow In The Recent Financial Crisis – And –Should Be Buried Once And For All – Markets – Require – Other – Social Institutions – To Support Them – They Rely On – Courts And Legal Arrangements – To Enforce – Property Rights – And On – Regulators – To Rein In Abuse And Fix Market Failures – In Other Words – Markets Do Not – Create – Regulate – Stabilize – Or – Sustain – Themselves – The History Of Capitalism Has Been A Process Of Learning And Relearning This Lesson ~ Dani Rodrik ~ The Globalization Paradox ~ 2011

28-09-2018

~ WDWGAWW? ~ Who Decides Who Gets Away With What?

~ ITAEITR? ~ Is There An Elephant In The Room? ~ Arlene Dickinson ~ Persuasion ~ 2011

~ MLINYP ~ My Life Is Not Your Porn ~ 09-06-2018

~ M-W ~ Math-Washed ~ Virginia Eubanks ~ Automating Inequality ~ 2017

~ LC ~ Liquid Candy ~ Michael Jacobson ~ 197?

~ RTEW ~ Roswell That Ends Well ~ B.J. Mendelson ~ Social Media Is Bullshit ~ 2012

~ TPOB-IS-WAPOOOTSAST-EHKOTFTARTTT ~ The Production Of Bullshit – Is Stimulated – Whenever A Person’s Obligations Or Opportunities To Speak About Some Topic – Exceed His[/Her] Knowledge Of The Facts That Are Relevant To The Topic ~ Harry Frankfurt ~ On Bullshit ~ 2005

~ UWT-WA ~ Unless We Think We Aren’t ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ DM ~ Doomsday Machine ~ Herman Kahn ~ On Thermonuclear War ~ 1960

~ CPO ~ Crystallizing Public Opinion ~ Edward Bernays ~ Crystallizing Public Opinion ~ 1923

~ XMTS ~ X Marks The Spot ~ Robert Louis Stevenson ~ Treasure Island ~ 1883

~ PWFTAF-A-TWFOTBTBT ~ People Wanted Fairy Tales And Fabrications And They Were Fond Of The Blindness They Blundered Through ~ “Sayyiduna” ~ Vladimir Bartol ~ Alamut ~ 1938

~ G-R-QS-L-‘SM’-CAG ~ Get-Rich-Quick Schemes – Like – “Social Media” – Come And Go ~ B.J. Mendelson ~ Social Media Is Bullshit ~ 2012

~ CIB ~ Coordinated Inauthentic Behavior ~ 2018

~ SPGPAVGDOMTDBS ~ Some People Get Paid A Very Great Deal Of Money To Deny Basic Science ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ WIGTBT-E? ~ What’s It Going To Be Then Eh? ~ “Alex DeLarge” ~ Anthony Burgess ~ A Clockwork Orange ~ 1962

~ TWICFAE-WLMAMAALAL-A-SIBOE-IOOF ~ The Way It’s Currently Funded And Evaluated – We’re Learning More And More And About Less And Less – And – Science – Is Becoming Our Enemy – Instead Of Our Friend ~ Robert Becker ~ The Body Electric ~ 1985

~ ITCGYATWQ-TDHTWAA ~ If They Can Get You Asking The Wrong Questions They Don’t Have To Worry About Answers ~ Thomas Pynchon ~ Gravity’s Rainbow ~ 1973

~ TMHAH-S-DWAWTDT ~ The Meteor Has Already Hit So Don’t Worry About What The Dinosaurs Think ~ Samantha Bee ~ 15-11-2017

~ CH ~ Cyber Hipsters ~ B.J. Mendelson ~ Social Media Is Bullshit ~ 2012

~ TWBOO ~ There Will Be Other Opportunities ~ Arlene Dickinson ~ Persuasion ~ 2011

~ IA-KH-TAMTIMPTWEDOIHOE ~ I Am Koot Hoomiboog – There Are More Things In My Philosophy Than Were Ever Dreamed Of In Heaven Or Earth ~ Punch ~ England ~ 1891

~ OOTDB-S-A-P-IS-SATRIDL ~ One Of The Differences Between Science And Pseudoscience Is That Science Accepts The Results It Doesn’t Like ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

26-08-2018

~ CTC-ITB ~ Count The Costs – Ignore The Benefits
~ NOTN ~ Nonsurvival Of The Nonfittest ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016
~ TNBT ~ The Next Big Thing
~ SISTBTBOD;ELTMEP ~ Sunlight Is Said To Be The Best Of Disinfectants; Electric Light The Most Efficient Policeman ~ Louis Brandeis ~ Other People’s Money – And How Bankers Use It ~ 1914
~ TGHFTGN ~ The Greatest Happiness For The Greatest Number ~ Francis Hutcheson ~ Inquiry Concerning Moral Good And Evil ~ 1725
~ TGGFTGN ~ The Greatest Good For The Greatest Number ~ Jeremy Bentham ~ Easy On The First Principles Of Government ~ 1768
~ VBP ~ Virtural Brownie Points
~ TCI-ITPTERAIS ~ Thoroughly Conscious Ignorance – Is The Prelude To Every Real Advance In Science ~ James Clerk Maxwell
~ IINCBAR-NB-B-J-TIAPF ~ It Is Not Charity But A Right – Not Bounty – But – Justice – That I Am Pleading For ~ Thomas Paine ~ Agrarian Justice ~ 1797
~ WBHHYPRT?-WFDYTASA? ~ What Bad Habit Have You Put Right Today? – Which Fault Did You Take A Stand Against? – In What Respect Are You Better? ~ Seneca ~ 6?
~ IOKTW-PCMA-F-WIESTDMFA-D-OA-P ~ I Only Know That When – People Call Me A – Feminist – Whenever I Express Sentiments That Differentiate Me From A – Doormat – Or A – Prostitute ~ Rebeca West ~ Mr. Chesterton In Hysterics ~ 14-11-1913
~ WWTFI? ~ What Was The Founding Insight? ~ Terry O’Reilly ~ This I Know ~ 2017
~ BOB ~ Book Of Books ~ Pamela Paul ~ My Life With Bob ~ 2017
~ FF:C/R/S/E ~ Four Futures: Communism / Rentism / Socialism / Exterminism ~ Peter Frase ~ Four Futures ~ 2016
~ BB ~ Billionaire’s Bunkers ~ Morgan Brennan
~ WC ~ Warrior Cop ~ Radley Balko ~ Rise Of The Warrior Cop ~ 2013
~ BT-WFM-YYDNBAM-FWYGLITA-TAGAIY ~ Beware That – When Fighting Monsters – You Yourself Do Not Become A Monster – For When You Gaze Long Into The Abyss – The Abyss Gazes Also Into You ~ Friedrich Nietzsche ~ Beyond Good And Evil ~ 1907
~ AS-WIPOMGIOWAP-EWTHBES-WRALAOL-T-PTPAPFTASBFTRAP ~ Any Society – Which Is Predicated On Maintaining Great Inequalities Of Wealth And Power – Even When They Have Become Economically Superfluous – Will Require A Large Amount Of Labor – To Prevent The Poor And Powerless From Taking A Share Back From The Rich And Powerful ~ Peter Frase ~ Four Futures ~ 2016
~ AIOACBR-BNAIWTHC ~ An Invasion Of Armies Can Be Resisted – But Not An Idea Whose Time Has Come ~ Victor Hugo ~ The History Of A Crime ~ 1852
~ TTID ~ This Time Is Different ~ Chris Farrell ~ Deflation ~ 2004
~ IABSATTPEOPV-TP-EPPOC-AIBTABMODGTBD ~ Individuals Are Being Sorted According To Their Presumed Economic Or Political Value – The Poor – Especially Poor People Of Color – Are Increasingly Being Treated As Broken Material Or Damaged Goods To Be Discarded ~ Oscar Gandy ~ The Panoptic Sort ~ 1993
~ WATTIASGOD-CIAINOM ~ We Are Tied Together In A Single Garment Of Destiny – Caught In An Inescapable Network Of Mutuality ~ Martin Luther King Junior~ 31-03-1968 ~ Remaining Awake Through A Great Revolution
~ O-HT-MB-GBSMS-DGTPWTBATB-MBOT-ASSCL-ABSHSENS ~ Oh – Hush Thee – My Babe – Granny’s Bought Some More Shares – Daddy’s Gone To Play With The Bulls And The Bears – Mother’s Buying On Tips – And She Simply Can’t Lose – And Baby Shall Have Some Expensive New Shoes ~ Saturday Evening Post ~ 1929
~ CP ~ Cadaverous Particles ~ Ignaz Semmelweis ~ Etiology, Concept And Prophylaxis Of Childbed Fever ~ 1861
~ ATPEIBAPCE-DITDSS-SAWAROTTA-MCTCACOTPB ~ As The Placebo Effect Is Basically A Psychosocial Context Effect – Data Indicate That Different Social Stimuli – Such As Words And Rituals Of The Therapeutic Act – May Change The Chemistry and Circuitry Of The Patient’s Brain ~ Fabrizio Benedetti ~ How Placebos Change The Patient’s Brain ~ 2011
~ T-DAD-O-SAA-MANB-PRAE-AT-AASNON-CTACOTAI ~ The – Discovery And Demonstration – Of – Sciences And Arts – Must Analyse Nature By – Proper Rejections And Exclusions – And Then – After A Sufficient Number Of Negatives – Come To A Conclusion On The Affirmative Instances ~ Francis Bacon ~ Noavum Organum ~ 1620
~ TFTCPOOMEHBTWW-FNOICPMBTAT-ICHANOUP ~ Thus Far The Chief Purpose Of Our Military Establishment Has Been To Win Wars – From Now On Its Chief Purpose Must Be To Avert Them – It Can Have Almost No Other Useful Purpose ~ Bernard Brodie ~ The Absolute Weapon ~ 1946
~ LPBC ~ Language Precedes Behaviour Change ~ Terry O’Reilly ~ This I Know ~ 2017
~ NOCDE ~ No One Can Do Everything ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Winter In America ~ 1974
~ N-TS-BSHBWS-TP-BSHNUT ~ Now – The Star-Belly Sneetches Had Bellies With Stars – The Plain-Belly Sneetches Had None Upon Thars ~ Dr. Seuss ~ The Sneetches And Other Stories ~ 1953
~ LTG ~ Limits To Growth
~ FTM ~ Follow The Money ~ Deep Throat ~ All The President’s Men ~ Carl Bernstein + Bob Woodward ~ 1974
~ WTHKT-THWKT ~ What The Heart Knows Today – The Head Will Know Tomorrow ~ John Hegarty ~ Hegarty On Creativity ~ 2014
~ NPD ~ Narcissistic Personality Disorder
~ A-WAW ~ Anonymous – Was A Woman ~ Mirra Bank ~ 1979
~ BIARC ~ Born In A Refugee Camp
~ UDOHR ~ Universal Declaration Of Human Rights ~ 10-12-1948
~ TBBMOTWSI-EGOPAC-FBC ~ The Basic Behavior Mode Of The World System Is – Exponential Growth Of Population And Capital – Followed By Collapse ~ Limits To Growth ~ Club Of Rome ~ 1972
~ BADT-PDFT-AMDWFTBOO ~ Beliefs Are Dangerous Things – People Die For Them – And More Die Unwillingly For The Beliefs Of Others ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016
~ NOITW-SFAIK-AIHRTROY-AEATH-HELMB-UTI-OTGMOTPP ~ No One In This World – So Far As I Know – And I Have Researched The Record Of Years – And Employed Agents To Help – Has Ever Lost Money By – Underestimating The Intelligence – Of The Great Masses Of The Plain People ~ Henry Mencken ~ Chicago Tribune ~ 19-09-1926
~ TDNP:WTR?-W-IIP-NDCIT ~ Treason Doth Never Prosper: What’s The Reason? – Why – If It Prosper – None Dare Call It Treason ~ John Harington ~ Epigrams – Book IV
~ ACOTO ~ A Creature Of Their Own ~ Alexander Hamilton ~ 14-03-1788
~ APMBPF-DNDTTSTP ~ All Pleasures Must Be Paid For – Do Not Despise Those That State Their Price ~ Amin Maalouf ~ The Rock Of Tanios ~ 1993
~ YPIVITU ~ Your Privacy Is Very Important To Us
~ IVR ~ Intermittent Variable Reward
~ AAOOA ~ An Assemblage Of Organic Algorithms ~ Homo Deus ~ 2015
~ TESOWTMIPTC ~ The Eye Sees Only What The Mind Is Prepared To Comprehend ~ Robertson Davies ~ Tempets-Tost ~ 2006
~ MA ~ Misinformation Age ~ David Helfand ~ 05-2017
~ TFAITFOECCAGDTTPOTI ~ The Fantastic Advances In The Field Of Electronic Communication Constitute A Great Danger To The Privacy Of The Individual ~ Earl Warren ~ 1963
~ AEIOTINAEIE ~ An Expert In One Thing Is Not An Expert In Everything ~ Guy Harrison ~ Think Before You Like ~ 2017
~ ITE-OSWBD-NOBWWC-BAWWRTD ~ In The End – Our Society Will Be Defined – Not Only By What We Create – But Also By What We Refuse To Destroy ~ John Sawhill ~ 199?
~ UTAONMCITPS-PAIGWCSWTNC-ATL ~ Under The Assumption Of No Major Change In The Present System – Population And Industrial Growth Will Certainly Stop Within The Next Century – At The Latest ~ Limits To Growth ~ Club Of Rome ~ 1972
~ NBHSMPHSMEATTATCTDSSWI ~ Never Before Have So Many People Had So Much Experience And The Time And The Capacity To Do Something Significant With It ~ Marc Freedman ~ The Big Shift ~ 2011
~ DWTBF ~ Disinformation Wants To Be Free ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016
~ ATWB ~ Attractive Things Work Better ~ Don Norman ~ Emotion And Design ~ 2002
~ AMOTLSC ~ A Member Of The Lucky Sperm Club ~ Warren Buffett ~ 27-06-2006
~ AIWHAGCO-HAAAZ-IIBSIGOP ~ An Idea Will Have A Good Chance Of – Hanging Around As A Zombie – If It Benefits Some Influential Group Of People ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016
~ IRIMDAA-W-TAA-I ~ I’ve Run Into More Discrimination As A – Woman – Than As An – Indian ~ Wilma Mankiller ~ 197?
~ CM ~ Conspiracy Markets ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016
~ WWHBUASBODAIP ~ What We Have Before Us Are Some Breathtaking Opportunities Disguised As Insoluble Problems ~ John Gardner ~ Speech ~ 27-07-1965
~ TCOPIMCIMI ~ The Cubiclizing Of People In Modern Corporations Is Monolithic Insanity ~ Robert Propst ~ 11-08-1997
~ IHNFSF ~ I Have Never Felt So Free ~ Betty Friedan ~ The Fountain Of Age ~ 1993
~ SSFOA-WOBP-TA-P-S-A-O-DOTNOTWF-WWMTPOS-SS-ADIF ~ Special Savings For Old Age – Would Only Be Possible – Through A – Persistent – Systematic – And – Obstinate – Disregard Of The Needs Of The Workingman’s[WorkingPerson’s] Family – Which Would Make The Preaching Of Such – Special Savings – A Decidedly Immoral Force ~ Isaac Rubinow ~ [Abraham Epstein ~ Facing Old Age ~ 1922]
~ YSNR-TM-JBYDLTM ~ You Shouldn’t Necessarily Reject – The Message – Just Because You Don’t Like The Messenger ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

27-07-2018

~ KBN ~ Klaatu Barada Nikto ~ Helen Benson (Patricia Neal) ~ Edmund North ~ The Day The Earth Stood Still ~ 1951

~ TRWNBT ~ The Revolution Will Not Be Televised ~ Gil Scott-Heron ~ Small Talk At 125th And Lenox ~ 1970

~ FAST-A-WMB-OW-OI-OTDOOP-TCATSOFAE ~ Facts Are Stubborn Things – And – Whatever May Be – Our Wishes – Our Inclinations – Or The Dictates Of Our Passion – They Cannot Alter The State Of Facts And Evidence ~ John Adams ~ 01-4-12-1770

~ ASMR ~ Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

~ PRAE ~ Proper Rejections And Exclusions ~ Francis Bacon ~ Noavum Organum ~ 1620

~ BTTNOTP-IIY-OS-DNUSVH-WATVFOOF!-OSL-TPOCI-STNOCB-C-C-O-EC ~ By The Ten Noses Of The Phoo – I Implore You – O Stranger – Do Not Utter Such Vile Heresy – Which Attacks The Very Foundations Of Our Freedom! – Our Supreme Law – The Principle Of Civic Initiative – States That No One Can Be – Compelled – Constrained – Or – Even Coaxed ~ Stanislaw Lem ~ Memoirs Of A Space Traveller ~ 1981

~ WARA-R-B-A-M-S-AD-E-TINTTSITN-E-TMIAAW-TINTTSITN-E ~ Women Are Regularly Assaulted – Raped – Beaten – Abused – Murdered – Sold – And Disappeared – Everywhere – That Means In America As Well – This Is Not The Top Story In The News – Ever ~ Greg Proops ~ The Smartest Book In The World ~ 2015

~ WFBO-TCPPOD-BD-TIAGTO-L-D-A-O-UBDFCE ~ When Facts Become Opinions – The Collective Policymaking Process Of Democracy – Breaks Down – There Is A Growing Tolerance Of – Lies – Distortions – And – Obfuscation – Unbalanced By Demands For Concrete Evidence ~ John Adams ~ 01-4-12-1770

~ UP&UA ~ Unexamined Privilege And Unquestioned Authority ~ A

~ T-W-CP-CSITW ~ The – White-Collar People – Crept Silently Into This World ~ Charles Wright Mills ~ White Collar ~ 1951

~ IHKTISOP ~ I Have Known The Inexorable Sadness Of Pencils ~ Theodore Roethke ~ Dolor ~ 1948

~ FEFF ~ Form Ever Follows Function ~ Louis Sullivan ~ The Tall Office Building Artistically Considered ~ 1896

~ SHNET ~ Screen-Harvested Narsisticatively-Engineered Trollope ~ A

~ C-PW ~ Conspiracy-Propagating Websites ~ Kate Starbird ~ Seattle Times ~ 29-03-2017

~ PF ~ Paid Friend

~ PFTTPF ~ Paid Friend To The Paid Friend

~ TIWDLL ~ This Is What Democracy Looks Like ~ 1999

~ COAT-OATD-A-DAWTMYPW-VP ~ Crack Out A Thesaurus – Or Any Tiny Dinosaur – And – Discover A Word That Makes Your Point With – Vigorous Precision

~ BCD ~ Broadband Cortical Desynchronization ~ Suresh Muthukumaraswamy ~ 08-09-2013

~ CMB ~ Cosmic Microwave Background

~ AWCIB-B-LOO-B-UMC-B-P-A-NT-B-ISAR ~ A Woman’s Career Is Blocked – By – Lack Of Opening – By – Unjust Male Competition – By – Prejudice – And – Not Least – By – Inadequate Salary And Recognition ~ Katharine Gibbs

~ T-GB-THAG-GR-TTAMATPC-IAWTTCGI-LOO ~ They – Genuinely Believe – They Have A God-Given Right – To Take As Much As They Possibly Can – In Any Way That They Cant Get It – Legal Or Otherwise ~ 28-04-2013 ~ Jeffrey Sachs ~ [David Graeber ~ Bullshit Jobs ~ 2018]

~ ISYN ~ I Shit You Not

~ FFF ~ Form Follows Finance ~ Carol Willis ~ Form Follows Finance ~ 1995

~ NAHO-TMO-WHBW ~ No Adequate History Of – The Meanings Of Work – Has Been Written ~ Charles Wright Mills ~ White Collar ~ 1951

~ AHPFTF ~ A Homeless Person From The Future

~ FUM-P-FOBRIOOE-ITGS ~ For Us Moderns – Perhaps – Fear Of Being Ridiculous In Our Own Eyes – Is The Greatest Shame ~ Dorothee Soell ~ Death By Bread Alone ~ 01-09-1978

~ DBD-IEW-IA-GBAB ~ Day By Day – In Every Way – I Am – Getting Better And Better ~ Emile Coue ~ Self Mastery Through Conscious Autosuggestion ~ 1922

~ L-HM&S-HW ~ Long-Haired Men And Short-Haired Women ~ Robert Ingersoll

~ L-HM&S-HW ~ Long-Haired Men And Short-Haired Women ~ Billy Sunday

~ MRE ~ Meals Ready To Eat ~ 1975 ~ United States Of America

~ NIAWOT-IYUTEW ~ Nothing Is A Waste Of Time – If You Use The Experience Wisely ~ Auguste Rodin ~ [Malvina Hoffman ~ Heads And Tales ~ 1936]

~ WSOHA-AMM-EUA-AR-AC-O-AC ~ What Starts Out Here – As A Mass Movement – Ends Up As – A Racket – A Cult – Or – A Corporation ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The Temper Of Our Times ~ 1967

~ P-M ~ Professional-Managerials ~ David Graeber ~ Bullshit Jobs ~ 2018

~ TBLAC-WTWAFOPI ~ The Best Lack All Conviction – While The Worst Are Full Of Passionate Intensity ~ William Butler Yeats ~ The Second Coming ~ 1919

~ MFTS ~ Medicine For The Soul ~ Albert Hoffmann ~ LSD: My Problem Child ~ 1979

~ A!-EII! ~ Astonishing! – Everything Is Intelligent! ~ Pythagoras

~ T-T-OABCOVIA-BTTLPIWII-CAP-O-DAT ~ To – Truth – Only A Brief Celebration Of Victory Is Allowed – Between The Two Long Periods In Which It Is – Condemned As Paradoxical – Or – Disparaged As Trivial ~ Arthur Schopenhauer ~ The World As Will And Representation ~ 1881

~ TBNIAOOO ~ The Best New Ideas Are Often Old Ones ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ CRISPR ~ Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats

~ FFTE ~ Freedom From The Economy ~ Herbert Marcuse ~ One-Dimensional Man ~ 1964

~ UBI ~ Universal Basic Income

~ CD ~ Citizen’s Dividend

~ SD ~ Social Dividend

~ SW ~ Social Wage

~ GLI ~ Guaranteed Livable Income

~ SS ~ Shakespeare’s Sister ~ Virginia Woolf ~ A Room Of One’s Own ~ 1929

~ SIL ~ Single-Issue Legislatures ~ Alexander Guerrero

~ LTTOTSITHTD-OITEHAH ~ Let’s Test The Owners To See If They Have Taken Drugs – Or If They Even Have A Heart ~ Greg Proops ~ The Smartest Book In The World ~ 2015

~ JBWDKHSWDMTIDW ~ Just Because We Don’t Know How Something Works Doesn’t Mean That It Doesn’t Work

~ DWTBF ~ Disinformation Wants To Be Free ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ PNE ~ Peaceful Nuclear Explosion

~ PED ~ Performance Enhancing Drugs

~ WTBO-TCE?-W-IA-OM-I-OT-FTA-WOTQ ~ Want To Be On – The Cutting Edge? – Well – It’s All – Or Mostly – Ignorance – Out There – Forget The Answers – Work On The Questions ~ Stuart Firestein ~ Ignorance ~ 2012

~ IBTTITPUWI-AB-SFOTM-DITHL-IISTKTTBTT ~ I Believe That This Instinct To Perpetuate Useless Work Is – At Bottom – Simply Fear Of The Mob – Dangerous If They Had Leisure – It Is Safer To Keep Them Too Busy To Think ~ George Orwell ~ Down And Out In Paris And London ~ 1933

~ TFIAH-IJNVED ~ The Future Is Already Here – It’s Just Not Very Evenly Distributed ~ William Gibson ~ 31-08-1993

~ SOTF ~ Survival Of The Fittest ~ Herbert Spencer ~ 1864 ~ The Principles Of Biology ~ 1864

~ YBLSWYA ~ Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are ~ Amy Cuddy ~ ?-06-2012

~ PP ~ Power Posing ~ Amy Cuddy ~ Presence ~ 2015

~ SS ~ Shakespeare’s Sister ~ Virginia Woolf ~ A Room Of One’s Own ~ 1929

~ TIAIOTCO ~ The Intolerance And Ignorance Of The Chosen Ones

~ TOTA ~ Theatre Of The Absurd ~ Martin Esslin ~ Theatre Of The Absurd ~ 1962

~ TOTA ~ Theatre Of The Absurd ~ Wolfgang Bauer ~ The Feverhead ~ 1967

~ S-I-R-WTSDHS-D ~ Sometimes – Ideas – Return – When They Should Definitely Have Stayed – Dead ~ Steven Poole ~ Rethink ~ 2016

~ YTI-D-ITS-ITJ-AOKURTTCRIB ~ You’re Television Incarnate – Diana – Indifferent To Suffering – Insensitive To Joy – All Of Life Is Reduced To The Common Rubble Of Banality ~ Max Schumacher (William Holden) ~ Paddy Chayefsky ~ Network ~ 1976

~ WDTALLUR? ~ Why Do They Always Look Like Unhappy Rabbits? ~ Miss Casswell (Marilyn Monroe) ~ Joseph Mankiewicz ~ All About Eve ~ 1950

(Marilyn Monroe) ~ Joseph L. Mankiewicz ~ All About Eve ~ 1950

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