SOCIETY

~ A-N-IA-GOMRI-HTBAHM(CC)-OTIHD(RQD) ~ A – Nation – Is A – Gathering Of Many Rational Individuals – Held Together By A Heartfelt Mutuality (Concordi Communiione) – On Things It Holds Dear (Rerum Quas Diligit) ~ Augustine ~ City Of God ~ 426

~ FTPOELAOPWBITCBYABTS ~ For The Power Of Enclosing Land And Owning Property Was Brought Into The Creation By Your Ancestors By The Sword ~ Gerrard Winstanley ~ The True Levellers Standard Advanced ~ 1649

~ TBTSOP-WAFFH ~ To Be The Slave Of Pedants – What A Fate For Humanity ~ Mikhail Bakunin ~ Statism And Anarchy ~ 1873

~ IEITBLTT-BAHWO-TLOSAD-WHG? ~ If Everything Is To Be Left To The – Blind And Heartless Working Of – The Laws Of Supply And Demand – Why Have Governments? ~ Robert Ingersoll ~ Hard Times And The Way Out ~ 1878

~ CC ~ Conspicuous Consumption ~ Thorstein Veblen ~ The Theory Of The Leisure Class ~ 1899

~ 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

~ WWNHTCUWHLTRTROO ~ We Will Never Have True Civilization Until We Have Learned To Recognize The Rights Of Others ~ Will Rogers ~ The Illiterate Digest ~ 1924

~ 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

~ WTAOWINLOHSI-TWBGCITCOM ~ When The Accumulation Of Wealth Is No Longer Of High Social Importance – There Will Be Great Changes In The Code Of Morals ~ John Keynes ~ Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren ~ 1930

~ 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

~ HON ~ Hierarchy Of Needs ~ Abraham Maslow ~ A Theory Of Human Motivation ~ 1943

~ BT13A19C-OMSUTCITMCBST-TSDSBTSCV ~ Between The 13th And 19th Century – One May Sum Up The Changes In The Moral Climate By Saying That – The Seven Deadly Sins Became The Seven Cardinal Virtues ~ Lewis Mumford ~ The Condition Of Man ~ 1944

~ O-I-A-OL ~ Our – Institutions – Are – Organized Lovelessness – Aldous Huxley ~ The Perennial Philosophy ~ 1945

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

~ TSSWDFBO-TGIODTBLO ~ The Less Satisfaction We Derive From Being Ourselves – The Greater Is Our Desire To Be Like Others ~ Eric Hoffer ~ The True Believer ~ 1951

~ WMNC-D-W-D ~ We Must Not Confuse – Dissent – With – Disloyalty ~ Edward Murrow ~ [Television] ~ 09-03-1954

~ PS ~ Public Sphere ~ Jurgen Habermas ~ The Structural Transformation Of The Public Sphere ~ 1962

~ TRON ~ The Rule Of Nobody ~ Hannah Arendt ~ Eichmann In Jerusalem ~ 1963

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

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

~ MID ~ More Is Different ~ Philip Anderson ~ More Is Different ~ 1972

~ IACSTAITKOS:TPOA-A-TPOE ~ In A Consumer Society – There Are Inevitably Two Kinds Of Slaves: The Prisoners Of Addiction – And – The Prisoners Of Envy ~ Ivan Illich ~ Tools For Conviviality ~ 1973

~ WT ~ Weak Ties ~ Mark Granovetter ~ The Strength Of Weak Ties ~ [Paper] ~ 1973

~ TAON ~ The Age Of Narcissism ~ Christopher Lasch ~ The Culture Of Narcissism ~ 1979

~ S-WW-ROC-NA-CTMOTC-BRA-MFAWWODK-B-WWHLSF-WCRTUMATTSOL-TOPWEAT ~ Someday – We Will – Regard Our Children – Not As – Creatures To Manipulate Or To Change – But Rather As – Messengers From A World We Once Deeply Knew – But – Which We Have Long Since Forgotten – Who Can Reveal To Us More About The True Secrets Of Life – Than Our Parents Were Ever Able To ~ Alice Miller ~ For Your Own Good ~ 1983

~ WAF-TR-O-TVOSSTCTF? ~ Which Arose First – The Regulations – Or – The Violation Of Societal Standards That Called Them Forth? ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ WSSEMWPAP? ~ Why Should Society Entrust Me With Power And Prestige? ~ Howard Gardner + Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi + William Damon ~ Good Work ~ 2001

~ TGFSHBEMSSAU ~ The Global Financial System Has Become Even More Short-Sighted And Unstable ~ David Korten ~ When Corporations Rule The World ~ 2001

~ LS-I-LE ~ Life Standards – In – Life Economy ~ John McMurtry ~ Value Wars ~ 2002

~ CWS ~ Celebrity Worship Syndrome ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ Hello, I’m Special ~ 2004

~ ZOSA ~ Zones Of Social Abandonment ~ Joao Biehl ~ Vita ~ 2005

~ EEIETSR ~ Exuberant Experimentation – Is Essential To – Social Resilience ~ Thomas Homer-Dixon ~ The Upside Of Down ~ 2006

~ WO-I/H/S-TT-WSHD-O-NE-EM-PI-A-OCAGA-ID? ~ Will Our – Incaution / Hubris / Stupidity – Transform Things – We Should Hold Dear – Our – Natural Environment – Engineering Marvels – Political Institutions – And – Our Culture And Great Art – Into Dust? ~ Thomas Homer-Dixon ~ The Upside Of Down ~ 2006

~ CO ~ ComplexOrama ~ Alvin Toffler + Heidi Toffler ~ Revolutionary Wealth ~ 2006

~ K-A-H-TSW-AW ~ Knowledge – About – How – The Social World – Actually Works ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ GAND ~ Genes Are Not Destiny ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ HC ~ Healthy Connections ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ PC ~ Positive Contagion ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ HH ~ Healing Healers ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ HR ~ Healing Relationships ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ SC ~ Social Consequence ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ T-ET-TCD-NP-H-FW-TT-HS-IA-TEAS-M-LTATITOR-E-IEFA-CC-OWHMAIACW ~ The – Economic Theories – That Currently Drive – National Polices – Have – Few Ways – To Take – Human Suffering – Into Account – This Economic Attitude Seems – Mindblind – Lacking The Ability To Imagine The Other’s Reality – Empathy – Is Essential For A – Compassionate Capitalism – One Where Human Misery And Its Alleviation Carry Weight ~ Daniel Goleman ~ Social Intelligence ~ 2006

~ YAY-WATTTILMFTBSS ~ Year After Year – We Are Told That There Is Less Money For The Basics That Sustain Society ~ Cay Johnston ~ Free Lunch ~ 2007

~ WNHATDOEWTITMWSOP-TPRANT-ATINRTBTTAOTNH-JAFMSA ~ We Now Have Almost Three Decades Of Experience With The Idea That Markets Will Solve Our Problems – The Promised Results Are Not There – And There Is No Reason To Believe That They Are Over The Next Horizon – Just A Few More Subsidies Away ~ David Cay Johnston ~ Free Lunch ~ 2007

~ SAC ~ Sharing Anchors Community ~ Clay Shirky ~ Here Comes Everybody ~ 2008

~ PC ~ Peep Culture ~ Hal Niedzviecki ~ The Peep Diaries ~ 2009

~ TADWTO-C-F-MC-IOOOT-A-NAVGOAT-I-SDTE-IIAI-A-LTMF(ASM)FC ~ There Are Different Ways To Organize – Capitalism – Free-Market Capitalism – Is Only One Of Them — And – Not A Very Good One At That – It – Slows Down The Economy – Increases Inequality And Insecurity – And – Leads To More Frequent (And Sometimes Massive) Financial Crashes ~ Ha-Joon Chang ~ 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism ~ 2010

~ A-CH-NA-CT ~ A – Common Harm – Needs A – Common Tax ~ Paul Collier ~ The Plundered Planet ~ 2010

~ M-PI-FODL-A-COMIPAD ~ Mass-Produced Images – Fill Our Daily Lives – And – Condition Our Most Intimate Perceptions And Desires ~ Henry Giroux ~ The Mouse That Roared ~ 2010

~ TMC-D-C-TNP-B-T-A-SA ~ The Media Culture – Defines – Childhood – The National Past – Beauty – Truth – And – Social Agency ~ Henry Giroux ~ The Mouse That Roared ~ 2010

~ L-TU-MOF-CPDAB-TEOSARA-A-TCOTCI-ATP-AB-I-TS-OP-B-A-C-ADOT-CO ~ Long-Term Unemployment – Millions Of Foreclosures – Crippling Personal Debts And Bankruptcies – The Evaporation Of Savings And Retirement Accounts – And – The Crumbling Of The Country’s Infrastructure – Are Taking Place – As Billions – In – Taxpayer Subsidies – Obscene Profits – Bonuses – And – Compensation – Are Doled Out To – Corporate Overlords ~ Chris Hedges ~ Death Of The Liberal Class ~ 2010

~ T-S-S-‘P’-IO-O-U-TIONOTSQ ~ The – Specious – Supposedly – “Professional” – Insistence On – Objectivity – Ultimately – The Importance Of Not Offending The Status Quo ~ Chris Hedges ~ Death Of The Liberal Class ~ 2010

~ WRHBFIWMFR-TWCTICU ~ We Remain Hypnotized By Flickering Images We Mistake For Reality – Those Who Control The Images Control Us ~ Chris Hedges ~ Death Of The Liberal Class ~ 2010

~ YANAG ~ You Are Not A Gadget ~ Jaron Lanier ~ You Are Not A Gadget ~ 2010

~ IWABDTITCADC-ATAIT-WGE-THNCOTCPA ~ It Was A Bit Dishonest To Insist That Countries Adopt Democratic Constitutions – And Then Also Insists That – Whoever Gets Elected – They Have No Control Over Their Country Policies Anyway ~ David Graeber ~ Debt ~ 2011

~ SRHTOC ~ Social Relations Have Their Own Currency ~ Yochai Benkler ~ The Penguin And The Leviathan ~ 2011

~ D-RCTSTFOAPOV-B-I-WMAMEI-OOB ~ Democracy – Requires Citizens To See Things From One Another’s Point Of View – But – Instead – We’re More And More Enclosed In – Our Own Bubbles ~ Li Pariser ~ The Filter Bubble ~ 2011

~ TROTNGSR-A-TFOEE ~ The Rise Of The New Global Super-Rich – And – The Fall Of Everyone Else ~ Chrystia Freeland ~ Plutocrats ~ 2012

~ 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

~ TDC ~ Trickle-Down Cruelty ~ Henry Giroux ~ Twilight Of The Social ~ 2012

~ ITWCLCTM ~ Imprinting Things With Corporate Logos Changes Their Meaning ~ Michael Sandel ~ What Money Can’t Buy ~ 2012

~ WC ~ Warrior Cop ~ Radley Balko ~ Rise Of The Warrior Cop ~ 2013

~ DIBS? ~ Does It Benefit Society? ~ Julia Angwin ~ Dragnet Nation ~ 2014

~ PAWTBR-JNTFR ~ People Are Willing To Be Rebels – Just Not The First Rebel ~ Dean Burnett ~ The Idiot Brain ~ 2016

~ CICOCONCFOS ~ Commercial Incentives Can Often Crowd Out Non-Commercial Forms Of Sharing ~ Tom Slee ~ What’s Yours Is Mine ~ 2016

~ WHPTTLGADTRH ~ We Have Passed Through The Looking Glass And Down The Rabbit Hole ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland ~ 2017

~ P-T-PD ~ P-T-PD ~ Post-Truth – Political Discourse ~ Dale Beran ~ It Came From Something Awful ~ 2019