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Instrumental and expressive behaviour

By Gordon Rugg

There are a lot of very useful concepts which are nowhere near as widely known as they should be.

One of these is the concept of… 784 more words

Useful Concepts

What is everyday life?

Supposedly, Henri Lefebvre “attributed his whole discovery of the concept of “everyday life” to his wife’s tone of voice, one day in their apartment, when she praised a particular brand of laundry soap” 1,702 more words

Ari's Critique

Truthiness, scienciness, and product success

By Gordon Rugg

This is a Tempest Prognosticator.

“Tempest Prognosticator” by Badobadop – Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons – … 1,215 more words

Useful Concepts

So this is why UK Tabloids Denigrate Immigrants: It's all about the Spellcheckers?! >____<

I thought I had posted a link to this earlier, my first post with the user contribution section of the satire outlet Faking News. The user contribution section is called ‘My Faking News,’ which is probably fair enough. 37 more words


Death, Tarot, Rorschach, scripts, and why economies crash

By Gordon Rugg

The best examples of powerful principles often come from unexpected places.

Today’s article is one of those cases. It’s about why it often makes excellent sense to use a particular method, even when you’re fully aware that the method doesn’t work as advertised on the box, or doesn’t work at all. 2,708 more words

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10 July 2015 (AFR) - Greek banks face closures, bailout or not - Big four Greek banks face heavy rationalisation

(10 July 2015, AFR, p31, by John O’Donnell and Michele Kambas)

‘Greek banks have enough liquidity in cash machines to serve the public until Monday, Louka Katseli, head of the Greek bank association said on Thursday. 74 more words

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I hate not knowing what my true thoughts and feelings are. I can never tell if a thought/feeling is mine, or if it is some assimilated voice from someone else—the panopticon self-policing, my mother, something. 586 more words