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Modernity & Ignorance

Living in the modern world requires ignorance.

I mean by this the active, intentional ignoring of things happening around you as well as to you. We’re required to ignore commercials and billboards and advertisements and a constant assault against our senses and better judgement in the First World as well as in the Third World (not to mention the Second World). 337 more words

Society

GOVERNMENT AS EXPLAINED BY A FICTIONAL CONVERSATION WITH AN EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL

by Vic BishopStaff Writer Waking Times 

What if you had to explain government to an extra-terrestrial? It would probably sound pretty absurd.

A group of people makes the rules for everyone else. 323 more words

Curiositys

Seizing partnership opportunities in emerging markets

Srinivasa Ramanujan was born in 1887 in Kumbakonam, India. His father was a store clerk, his mother a housewife. Though clearly savant-like in his early math work, he had no formal math educational background. 1,129 more words

TC

There is no stewarding the Anthropocene

Google will tell you that the Anthropocene is “relating to or denoting the current geological age, viewed as the period during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.” I suppose that’s as good a starting point as any to do a little deconstruction work. 783 more words

Creation

Giddens: We are suffering from ‘cosmopolitan overload’ and a huge task lies before us – to create responsible capitalism

by Labinot Kunushevci*

From the editor: The following interview with a distinguished British sociologist and political thinker Lord Anthony Giddens is interesting from various perspectives. 2,106 more words

Economics

YOUTUBE CARTOON VIDEOS PROGRAMMING TODDLERS FOR TRAUMA AND DESTRUCTION

by Jon RappoportGuest Waking Times

Play very close attention to this one. It’s boggling.

A reader recently sent me a note which alerted me to a form of programming I’d never heard of. 524 more words

Media&Culture

Washington Examiner Blind to US Trade Distortions

The Washington Examiner, a conservative newspaper, agrees with President Trump on China’s “. . . destructive practices of forcing businesses to surrender their technology to the state and forcing them into joint ventures in exchange for market access.” and “. 84 more words

Free Trade