30-11-2018

~ TYFL ~ Thank You For Listening

~ UYSFG ~ Use Your Superpowers For Good ~ Pamela Slim ~ Body Of Work ~ 2013

~ DNGOALFASPADI ~ Do Not Go Out And Look For A Successful Personality And Duplicate It ~ Bruce Lee ~ 1972

~ IHWP-EWBH ~ If Honour Were Profitable – Everybody Would Be Honourable ~ Thomas More ~ 15??

~ PWTBTTEIGTBAR ~ People Want To Be Told That Everything Is Going To Be All Right ~ Michael Spector ~ Denialism ~ 2009

~ EC-REP ~ Extraordinary Claims – Require Extraordinary Proof ~ Carl Sagan ~ Cosmos ~ 1990

~ BTV ~ Blaming The Victim ~ William Ryan ~ Blaming The Victim ~ 1971

~ IIWT-EIIFM? ~ Is It Worth Trying – Even If It Fails Miserably? ~ Pamela Slim ~ Body Of Work ~ 2013

~ FMC-ITUBTIP-O-TLS-IATSSITCWTI ~ Far More Concerning – Is The Use By Those In Power – Of – The Legal System – In Attempts To Silenced Scientific Information That Conflicts With Their Ideology ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ TIYBO-JA ~ This Is Your Brain On – Jane Austen ~ Corrie Goldman ~ Stanford University News 07-09-2012

~ NRCKPWTWOTA ~ No Reading Can Keep Pace With The Writing Of This Age ~ Charles Lamb ~ Against The Grain ~ 1753

~ TCP-WRS-HBAWLCU-A-OC-NFA ~ The Countless People – Who Read Self-Help Books And Whose Lives Continue Unchanged – Are – Of Course – Never Featured Anywhere ~ John Grant ~ Denying Science ~ 2011

~ UL ~ Undemocratic Liberalism

~ 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

~ BUMMER ~ Behaviours Of Users Modified And Made Into An Empire For Rent ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ IE ~ Industrial Ecology ~ Robert Frosch + Nicholas Gallopoulos ~ Strategies For Manufacturing ~ 1989

~ DOI ~ Declaration Of Interdependence ~ Will Durant ~ 08-04-1944

~ AOO-NEE-ET-EF-NM-TA-FA-FB ~ All Of Old – Nothing Else Ever – Ever Tried – Ever Failed – No Matter – Try Again – Fail Again – Fail Better ~ Samuel Beckett ~ Worstward Ho ~ 1983

~ YCHA-PLIM-W-SMA ~ You Can Have A – Public Life In Media – Without – Social Media Accounts ~ Jaron Lanier ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ WHGW? ~ What Has God Wrought? ~ Samuel Morse ~ 24-05-1844

~ S-VFL ~ Social-Validation Feedback Loop ~ Sean Parker ~ 09-11-2017

~ HMP-DACHTH-BWQIIOTE? ~ How Many People – Does A Company Have To Harm – Before We Question If It Ought To Exist? ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ DYMR? ~ Did You Mean Recursion?

~ WTSHTF ~ When The Shit Hits The Fan

~ TEOTWAWKI ~ The End Of The World As We Know It

~ GOK-WIDT-OCB ~ God Only Knows – What It’s Doing To – Our Children’s Brains ~ Sean Parker ~ 09-11-2017

~ TTASIT-TAWA ~ The Truth About Stories – Is That – That’s All We Are ~ Thomas King ~ The Truth About Stories ~ 2005

~ I-HMF-B-TRS ~ Idealists – Have Many Faults – But – They Rarely Steal ~ Arthur Schlesinger Junior ~ The Cycle Of American History ~ 1986

~ ES-IOOT-MC-PD-A-CFTRG ~ Executive Secrecy – Is One Of The – Monarchical Customs – Plausibly Defended – And – Certainly Fatal To Republican Government ~ John Taylor ~ An Inquiry Into The Principles And Policy Of The Government Of The United States ~ 1814

~ WAWIITLOM-O-NTHAM-IBVW-HTTI ~ What A Waste It Is To Lose One’s Mind – Or – Not To Have A Mind – Is Being Very Wasteful – How True That Is ~ Dan Quayle ~ 09-05-1989

~ AITFSTF ~ Awareness Is The First Step To Freedom ~ Jaron Lanier ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ TS-T-D-DFL-WCADHSW-NCD-NC-M-M ~ The Short-Term – Dopamine-Driven Feedback Loops – We’ve Created Are Destroying How Society Works – No Civil Discourse – No Cooperation – Misinformation – Mistruth ~ Chamath Pailhapitiya ~ [The Guardian] ~ 12-12-2017

~ PIIAUT-TTLOLAHITBCTPAD-ROP-FA ~ Perhaps It Is A Universal Truth – That The Loss Of Liberty At Home Is To Be Charged To Provisions Against Danger – Real Or Pretended – From Abroad ~ James Madison ~ 13-05-1798

~ HPT-D-DNGOO-SASG-B-OOWAHO ~ History Proves That – Dictatorships – Do Not Grow Out Of – Strong And Successful Governments – But – Out Of Weak And Helpless Ones ~ Franklin Roosevelt ~ Fireside Chat ~ 14-04-1938

~ CEC ~ Concealed Electronic Complexity

~ D-IA-V-A-VAC ~ Denialism – Is A – Virus – And – Viruses Are Contagious ~ Michael Spector ~ Denialism ~ 2009

~ AEOD ~ An Excess Of Democracy ~ The Crisis Of Democracy ~ Trilateral Commission ~ 1975

~ WCBSAA-CBSC-A-WWCSA-WMPOIS ~ What Can Be Said At All – Can Be Said Clearly – And – What We Cannot Speak About We Must Pass Over In Silence ~ Ludwig Wittgenstein ~ Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus ~ 1922

~ T-NTBR-IATSGCOASITW-WOAPOGL-BTMYR-YMBD-MSOSEW-ANWTBW ~ The – Need To Be Right – Is Arguably The Single Greatest Cause Of All Strife In The World – Whether On A Personal Or Global Level – Because To Make Yourself Right – You Must By Definition – Make Something Or Someone Else Wrong – And Nobody Wants To Be Wrong ~ Tania Kotsos ~ The Adventure Of I ~ 2013

~ D-TEAA-TSAWOTFM-MOBTH-OWTRRC ~ Despite – The Endless Arguments About – The Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Free Market – Markets Operate Beneficially To Humankind – Only When They Reflect Real Costs ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ IYAFYL-TAY ~ Argue For Your Limitations – And – Sure Enough – They’re Yours ~ Richard Bach ~ Illusions ~ 1977

~ C-HHB-EWCAR-B-TCTWTB-NU-CAI-HTBW-DAD ~ Commons – Have Historically Been – Extremely Well Controlled And Regulated – By – The Communities To Which They Belonged – Not Until – Colonization And Industrialization – Have They Been Widely – Degraded And Destroyed ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

~ TTDO-IC-[TC]-TT-HI ~ Tired To Death Of – Intellectual Charlatanry – [The Citizen] – Turns To – Honest Imbecility ~ Henry Mencken ~ In Praise Of Gamaliel ~ 18-10-1920

~ SC-AN-OF-OF-HB-TA-P ~ Social Concerns – Are Not – Optional Features – Of The – Human Brain – They Are – Primal ~ Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts – Right Now ~ 2018

~ B-TI-CWMIASHAHTRCOTAR-N-TDBO-A-AOTAATW-JLAN-N-ATFLR ~ Before – The Internet – Crackpots Were Mostly Isolated And Surely Had A Harder Time Remaining Convinced Of Their Alternate Realities – Now – Their Devoutly Believed Opinions – Are – All Over The Airwaves And The Web – Just Like Actual News – Now – All The Fantasies Look Real ~ Kurt Andersen ~ Fantasyland ~ 2017

~ TWTDW-S-I-NTBPTI-B-TTIWAA-ASRI-CI-A-MIFIAR ~ The Way To Deal With – Superstition Is – Not To Be Polite To It – But – To Tackle It With All Arms – And So Rout It – Cripple It – And – Make It Forever Infamous And Ridiculous ~ Henry Mencken ~ [Baltimore Evening Sun] ~ 1925

~ TEAOULAAFP-DNF-TDO-AVMCI-C-ITM-NWTTNTF-BW-TU ~ The Early Advocates Of Universal Literacy And A Free Press – Did Not Foresee – The Development Of – A Vast Mass Communications Industry – Concerned – In The Main – Neither With The True Nor The False – But With – The Unreal ~ Aldous Huxley~ Brave New World Revisited ~ 1958

~ FFI ~ Fugitive From Injustice ~ Farley Mowat ~ Michael Harris ~ Party Of One ~ 2014

~ FTTTTYST ~ Finding The Thread That Ties Your Story Together ~ Pamela Slim ~ Body Of Work ~ 2013

~ AN ~ Authoritarian Neoliberalism

~ IR-C-A-F-IR-M-A-DFC-WCGB-C-ETWTA-ETWRAE-P-C ~ I Regard – Consciousness – As – Fundamental – I Regard – Matter – As – Derivative From Consciousness – We Cannot Get Behind – Consciousness – Everything That We Talk About – Everything That We Regard As Existing – Postulates – Consciousness ~ Max Planck ~ 25-01-1931

~ AE-VP-MPA ~ All Evil – Visibly Personified – Made Practically Assailable ~ Herman Melville ~ Moby-Dick ~ 1851

~ PST-MOTBOPTAROLT-WLIPBTAOAS ~ Psychology Suggests That – Most Of The Beliefs Or Programs That Are Running Our Life Today – Were Locked In Place By The Age Of Around – Seven ~ Tania Kotsos ~ The Adventure Of I ~ 2013

~ ANSB-QM-HNYUI ~ Anyone Not Shocked By – Quantum Mechanics – Has Not Yet Understood It ~ Niels Bohr ~ Karen Barad ~ Meeting the Universe Halfway ~ 2007

~ WSFTUPWWD? ~ Who Speaks For The Unknown People Who Will Die? ~ Paul Hawken ~ The Ecology Of Commerce ~ 1993

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

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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

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~ TINELTST-E-OEMP-ABFTP ~ There Is No Economic Law That Says That Everyone – Or Even Most People – Automatically Benefit From Technological Progress ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew McAfee ~ Race Against The Machine ~ 2012

~ DPA ~ Data Protection Authority

~ TU ~ Technological Unemployment

~ UBI ~ Universal Basic Income

~ TINIWR ~ There Is No Innovation Without Regulation ~ Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future ~ 2018

~ WSIW-SITB ~ Whenever Something Is Wrong – Something Is Too Big ~ Leopold Kohr ~ The Breakdown Of Nations ~ 1957

~ ATPHATAMOISIAGPOTHO ~ Assuring The Public Has Access To A Multiplicity Of Information Sources Is A Governmental Purpose Of The Highest Order ~ Anthony Kennedy ~ 1994

~ YMSRIF ~ Your Most Scarce Resource Is Focus ~ Jeff Walker ~ Launch ~ 2014

~ TRTBF ~ The Right To Be Forgotten ~ 13-05-2014

~ BCDNMYAC ~ Being Connected Does Not Mean You Aren’t Clueless ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ IIIVFDOWAAT-ISTTBALMR-SAPOASFAFS ~ If Information Is Visible For Days Or Weeks At A Time – It Soaks Into The Brain A Lot More Readily – Than Something That Appears On A Screen For A Few Seconds ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ TCGWIWAD ~ The Crowd Gets What It Wants And Deserves ~ Franklin Foer ~ World Without Mind ~ 2017

~ WBTIO-A-CEMI-TIICTHA-CSE-TIT-A-ITAR ~ We Believe The Issue Of Advertising Causes Enough Mixed Incentives That It Is Crucial To Have A Competitive Search Engine That Is Transparent And In The Academic Realm ~ Larry Page + Sergey Brin ~ 1998

~ IAES-TPCOWDIACIJ ~ In An Exact Sense The Present Crisis Of Western Democracy Is A Crisis In Journalism ~ Walter Lippmann ~ Liberty And The News ~ 1920

~ ELTS-RTS-ASTBCFTSE ~ Everything Looks The Same Reads The Same And Seems To Be Competing For The Same Eyeballs ~ Joshua Topolsky ~ 11-07-2015

~ MOOGSCATEOCC ~ Most Of Our Generation Scorned Computers As The Embodiment Of Centralized Control ~ Steward Brand ~ 01-03-1995

~ NILCTD ~ Nothing Is Less Cool Than Data ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ WCBATE-THTO ~ When Computers Become Available To Everybody – The Hackers Take Over ~ Steward Brand ~ 1972

~ WB ~ World Brain ~ Herbert Wells ~ 20-11-1936

~ WHGW? ~ What Has God Wrought? ~ Samuel Morse ~ [first telegram] ~ 1844

~ SC ~ Snackable Content ~ Chris Hughes

~ YWBWHN ~ You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

~ GIB ~ Gamification Is Bullshit ~ Ian Bogost ~ 2011

~ SLATII-BTOCATF-ANODBEPAUS-NMHL-NOWBATSTTSODGIS ~ So Long As There Is Interposed Between The Ordinary Citizen And The Facts A News Organization Determining By Entirely Private And Unexamined Standard – No Matter How Lofty – No One Will Be Able To Say That The Substance Of Democratic Government Is Secure ~ Walter Lippmann ~ Liberty And The News ~ 1920

~ UMDNWW-AWHS ~ Unfettered Markets Do Not Work Well – As We Have Seen ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ OTEW ~ Orwell That Ends Well ~ Steve Patterson ~ The Debators ~ 31-03-2018

~ WICIRO-TCTAOIR-HAWOICAPOA ~ What Information Consumes Is Rather Obvious – It Consumes The Attention Of Its Recipients – Hence A Wealth Of Information Creates A Poverty Of Attention ~ Herbert Simon ~ 1971

~ SYODRWGYNIN ~ Seven Years Of Declining Revenue Will Give You New Ideas ~ Don Graham ~ 06-08-2013

~ PC ~ Personal Computer ~ Steward Brand ~ II Cybernetic Frontiers ~ 1974

~ ODLWTTCFWITPATEO-’MLCSSAFTTM’ ~ One Day Ladies Will Take Their Computers For Walks In The Park And Tell Each Other “my Little Computer Said Such A Funny Thing This Morning!” ~ Alan Turing ~ [Andrew Hodges ~ Alan Turing]

~ We Have – Perhaps For The First Time Ever – Built Machines We Do Not Understand ~ Jon Kleinberg + Sendhil Mullainathan ~ 2015

~ WCSLFM-WCATDWH ~ We Can Stop Looking For Models – We Can Analyze The Data Without Hypotheses ~ Chris Anderson ~ 23-06-2008

~ GTOEAD-DMOTU-OESETA ~ Gets Thousands Of E-Mails A Day – Deletes Most Of Them Unseen – Opens Every Single Envelope That Arrives ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ SIETW ~ Software Is Eating The World ~ Marc Anderson ~ 20-08-2011

~ MF&BT ~ Move Fast And Break Things ~ Mark Zuckerberg ~ 01-02-2012

~ MINTGOM-IBWETFDTBWWTADBAP ~ Money Is Not The Greatest Of Motivators – It’s Been Well Established That Folks Do Their Best Work When They Are Driven By A Passion ~ Linus Torvalds ~ Just For Fun ~ 2001

~ TGECWYTD ~ The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death ~ Jia Tolentino ~ 22-03-2017

~ RRTA ~ Rhythms Rather Than Algorithms

~ CNC ~ Community Not Commodity

~ CNE ~ Curated Not Encoded

~ MSGP-1MT-A-AIGW-$16.89 ~ My Song Got Played – 1 Million Times – And – All I Got Was – $16.89 ~ David Lowery ~ 24-06-2013

~ AGPOCL-IHTCTPOEIWITHEOTASAT ~ A Great Problem Of Contemporary Life – Is How To Control The Power Of Economic Interests Which Ignore The Harmful Effects Of Their Applied Science And Technology ~ Ralph Nader ~ Unsafe At Any Speed ~ 1965

~ HHTA-BS ~ Hyper-Hostile To Ad-Blocking Software ~ Mark Thompson ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ NITTTCADW-BBVITCI ~ Now Is The Time To Create A Decentralized Web – By Building Values Into The Code Itself ~ Brewster Kahle ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ GNOCDG-IHT ~ Government Not Only Can Do Good – It Has To ~ Viral Shah

~ TMBGIITFTNTP ~ There May Be Great Information In The Fact That Nothing Took Place ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ IATDBTALITPOF-WTP-SDF ~ Indifference About The Distinction Between Truth And Lies Is The Precondition Of Fascism When Truth Perishes So Does Freedom ~ Simon Schama ~ 2017

~ P-P ~ Post-Privacy ~ Andreas Weigend ~ Data For The People ~ 2017

~ DI ~ Data Integrity ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ OGITMIITDBTWC ~ Our Goal Is To Make It Impossible To Do Bad Things Without Consequences ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ OOWPIM-TRIIDI-TRP-IWSSFWTD ~ Our Obsession With Privacy Is Misguided The Real Issue Is Data Integrity The Real Problem – Is When Somebody Starts Fiddling With The Data ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ TROTSIADS-ITGI ~ The Role Of The Sovereign In A Digital Society – Is To Guarantee Identity ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ VE-BEVY ~ Visit Estonia Before Estonia Visits You

~ YJITEYMA-IITDTKOTTCBD ~ Your Job Is To Exercise Your Moral Authority – It Is To Do The Kinds Of Things That Can’t Be Downloaded ~ Gavin Newsom ~ 2017

~ FNIKPM ~ Fake News Is Killing People’s Minds ~ Tom Cook ~ 2017

~ TCSMP ~ Technology Can’t Solve Moral Problems ~ Dove Siedman ~ How

~ DVH ~ Dataism Versus Humanism ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ 26-06-2016

~ WCHASS-UYHAFPOTCE ~ We Can’t Have A Stable Society – Unless You Have A Fair Part Of The Community Employed ~ John Borthwick

~ TPBMOTIIBOMS ~ The Primary Business Model Of The Internet Is Built On Mass Surveillance ~ Bruce Schneier

~ WDHATP-WHASP ~ We Don’t Have A Technology Problem – We Have A Social Problem ~ Tim Berniers-Lee ~ 2016

~ ATSVGP-EEIFB ~ As The Silicon Valley Giants Prosper – Everyone Else Is Falling Behind ~ Rana Foroohar ~ 2017

~ YNWASCTGTW ~ You Never Want A Serious Crisis To Go To Waste ~ Rahm Emanuel ~ 21-11-2008

~ C-BAQM-IAO-FTLCTTMSGN-ACTCBH-WBH ~ Cybersecurity – By All Quantifiable Measures – Is An Oxymoron – From The Largest Corporations To The Most Sensitive Government Networks – Any Computer That Can Be Hacked – Will Be Hacked ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ TTO-TU-IR ~ The Threat Of – Technological Unemployment – Is Real ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew McAfee ~ Race Against The Machine ~ 2012

~ DAF ~ Directed Attention Fatigue

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~ 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