Monthly Archives: January 2014

Kennilingus critique and so on

The following is in response to some ponderings in this IPS  thread, looking at an ITC article by Kelly, Robbert and Mickey: The AQAL tool has been one of my focuses throughout the forum in a host of threads, most … Continue reading

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New theurjism: ivorrhea

See this post and above for a discussion of the phenomenon known as ivorrhea, as in irritable ivory tower syndrome. It’s basically a critique of verbose and indecipherable academic jargon. We can still write concisely and articulately without all the … Continue reading

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Taibbi on the Justice Dept’s JP Morgan joke

As usual Taibbi spares no mercy in criticizing the Justice Dept. (DOJ) for just not getting that the likes of JP Morgan (JPM) knows it can get away with crime. Sure the DOJ handed down a record settlement for JPM’s … Continue reading

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Farm Bill cuts $8.7 billion from food stamps

See this story.  Yep, it passed the House today and 89 Democrats voted for it, including 14 members of the progressive caucus. WTF! My representative was one of those Dems. My letter to her follows, asking for a response. See … Continue reading

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Open access or not?

Update:  My comment was later published and Bryant responded. It was likely in the interim stage between being approved and being posted, not deleted. See the below link. I left a comment to this Bryant post referencing his new book, Onto-Cartography. … Continue reading

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SOTU silent about Wall Street

See this article pointing out that the SOTU had nary a peep about Wall Street. While the President railed about inequality not one reference to what caused it, the roll back of regulations that led to the worst financial crises … Continue reading

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Max Weber on capitalism

Recall that Max Weber was an instrumental source for kennilingus. See this post where I referenced Rifkin’s use of Weber’s analysis of the rise of capitalism. Then see this SparkNote on Weber’s book The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. A few … Continue reading

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My email to the President on the TPP

Here’s what I wrote to the President at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact. I encourage all of you to do the same, thanks. “I don’t understand how you can be so concerned about income inequality, the environment and job losses yet support fast track … Continue reading

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Obama did it, promoted fast-track for TPP in the SOTU

See this article for the details. How can the President make inequality the keynote of his speech last night and then push for fast-track on the TPP? Does he really believe it will create jobs and exports? The TPP is … Continue reading

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My comment to Bryant on thermopolitics

See his blog post here. My comment follows. You really need to read Jeremy Rifkin, particularly his book The Third Industrial Revolution. He addresses exacly what you’re talking about. For example, he discusses the worldview matrix that was enacted through … Continue reading

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