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Venezuelan economic breakdown accelerating

There is looting happening in Venezuela, and the body count is rising: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-21/eight-venezuelans-electrocuted-death-while-looting-bakery-amid-massive-protests Meanwhile, Venezuela’s economic breakdown is accelerating: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-23/venezuela-verge-revolution-hyperinflated-currency-crashes-new-record-low There is a narrative circulating that the American government is causing the economic crisis in Venezuela. Even if it’s true that Venezuela has been targeted for economic sabotage, something about their system must make it …

Lobbying to destroy jobs

Lobbying to destroy jobs

Prices are related to supply and demand. When supplies are low relative to demand, prices go up. When supplies are high relative to demand, prices go down. When demand goes down relative to supplies, prices go up. When demand goes up relative to supplies, prices go down. When prices are set, then supply or demand …

Meditation works just fine for men

Professor Jordan Peterson tweeted a link to this article: Mindfulness meditation helps women but not men, first study suggests Researchers have found that mindfulness meditation doesn’t work as well to treat depression in men as it does for women. That’s an interesting result, but it needs to be put into perspective: Curing depression is not …

Here is an article on Bloomberg about over-consumption by the wealthy. Too many people want to be wealthy so that they can over-consume. They assume that happiness is getting what they want, and wealth is the means to get what they want. If you’re not happy with 3 wholesome meals a day, playing with your …

Here’s an article about male unemployment I read a few days ago. Thousands of Maine men are missing from the workforce, and no one really knows why I don’t find the article very informative, but it’s worth a few comments of my own. …at 26, Twitch has never held an official job. He’s worked as …

At a recent “Values and Vision” meeting of Maine Democrats, attendees were caught on videotape laughing when a speaker, Richard Fochtmann, expressed approval of rising rates of white male suicide. The Democratic party of Maine declined to apologize for the incident, and instead expressed outrage that it had been videotaped and released to the public. …

Is Modernity the final paradigm?

Is Modernity the final paradigm?

The revolution gave a mighty historical impulse to the new Soviet generation. It cut them free at one blow from conservative forms of life, and exposed to them the great secret – the first secret of the dialectic – that there is nothing unchanging on this earth, and that society is made out of plastic …