Category Archives: Economy

Why we do not understand concrete thinkers.

Concrete thinkers do not use adjectives and adverbs as modifiers of the associated word. Rather, the adjunct is considered to be equal to and in opposition to the noun or verb. Thus, for example, “affordable housing” does nor mean what it seems to say. Rather, if affordability is a concern, then housing is out of the question and vice versa. In a sense, the parts of a compound phrase, when employed by a concrete thinker, cancel each other out. So, there is much ado about nothing, which is how they like it.

Of course, being a contrarian, I could argue that this perception is perfectly applicable to the phrase “happy birthday.”

Oystering in the Marshes of Glynn

Can there be any better evidence than this report about the Georgia Department of Natural Resources organizing an oyster industry in the marshes of the state to attest to the fact that Georgia is a socialist state? Not that there is anything wrong with socialism.
Indeed, the only thing wrong with this story is giving the Representative a platform for something he has not accomplished and ignoring the strong possibility that looking after the seafood industry in the State House will be the responsibility of Jordan and King in 2019.

Theft

The easiest way to accumulate money is to steal it. Legal thievery makes it even easier.
So, Kavanaugh via judicial ruling facilitated Trump’s theft of money from the workers at a New Jersey casino, which was then pushed into bankruptcy so Trump could walk away rich.
The irony is that, except as a cover for predatory behavior, the stuff (money) is worthless. Does this worthlessness contribute to its use as a fig leaf for deception and chicanery?
An unanticipated consequence?

Money and the Law

Money and the law are tools whose use either produces fairness and equity or abuse. The Cons have been relying on money and the law to promote their inequity. Equality really offends them because it flies in the face of their commitment to and insistance on superiority.

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Personifixation vs. Personification

Both are recognized words which have been in use for a long time. Personification is rather common and refers to the assignment of human characteristics or behaviors to objects. Personifixation seems to have been used in the eighteenth century in connection with fanciful language.

That’s not what I am contemplating. What I am looking for is a word that describes that fixation some people have with persons qua person. It strikes me as rather primitive in that an individual’s attention is seemingly oblivious of another’s behavior, attitude, creativity or talent. Rather, interest is prompted by the perception of another person’s essence — similar perhaps to dog pee announcing another dog in the vicinity of a hydrant. I thought perhaps the word “personous” would do, but it’s not quite right in that the attention on persons qua persons verges on the irrational. Perhaps personifixation wooks. At least, unlike “deprivator,” it can be found in a dictionary.

Money

Being that money is worthless, how much time does it take to turn it into something of real value, usefulness? If it takes an hour of labor to spend fifteen dollars, how long does it take to spend a million?
A new way of looking at money.

New word needed

I need a new word for certificates of debt or IOUs. Arrogating CD for certificate of deposit was clever. Many people are averse to debt, so it is best not to talk about it. It used to be that “money” was tabu. But, that word has now been rehabilitated, in part because the word says nothing about the nature of what it references. A quantified debt. How can that be characterized to convey both the relationship and its dimension?

The proposed “surface mine” on the mainland

We are talking about unincorporated Glynn County, Georgia here, where the land laced with rivers, fresh water wetlands and marshes is distinguished as the “mainland” from the barrier islands on the edge of the ocean. While the terrain is somewhat higher (21′ instead of a maximum of 12′ above sea level), the water table is just as high and infiltration is slow. Transpiration by the maritime forests helps, but not once the forests are cut down. Open water bodies do little to ameliorate temperatures, though they do retard the runoff of fresh water to the sea.
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