One more time

The problem with the economy, and that has been true for decades, is that the hoarders have been causing stagnation by withdrawing the currency from circulation. Trading certfied IOUs for speculative stocks and bonds is a churning that contributes nothing to production or consumption. Moving things around is characteristic of a shell game, an entertainment, not productive of anything but frustration. Taking the symbol for the substance is like taking the intent for the act. Intentions lead to loss (perdition). It takes action to produce.
Continue reading

Pence on schools

Mike Pence may not have actually said that, but for some reason schools are being pushed as sort of all-purpose care providers. Perhaps it is just a matter of people not being clear about proper functions. Psychological damage and mental health seem to be new found concerns. Trying to get ahead of the curve? Trump is going back to Walter Reed.
Is cognitive deterioration going to be an excuse to transfer authority to Pence as a last ditch effort to salvage Republican control? Is cognitive disability going to save him from the hoosgow?
Continue reading

A rant.

Perhaps in response to the prospect of widespread civic engagement, the powers that be embarked on a rear-guard action in response to universal suffrage, emancipation at age eighteen and the requirements of open government and FOIA. The object was to achieve a culture of obedience. As a part of that, the agents of law enforcement were redirected from responding to (prominent) citizen complaints to insuring a compliant citizenry.
Continue reading

Commercializarion = disfunction

It used to be common to distinguish between form and function, appearance and performance. Also, it was argued that form follows function. No longer. The commercial universe is all about form. What you see is what you get andmost of it does not work/function. Appearance is the order of the day.

Is that because commerce is fundamentally deceptive. Are people intent on just moving things around to capture a profit simly inherently deceptive? Is Euro-America nothing but a grand deception? The Rev. william Barber is to be admired for insisting that it be made true.

Has the U.S. always been a disfunctional culture because of its commercialization?