Keeping a dialog going here. An experiment. I think lots of comments should help round out the whole system, so pointing to what is left out is valuable.
provocation #107 culture more than economy Many economists and the field in general tend to think that economics drives change. The broader field of human study has been concluding for a number of years that culture is more important then price. For example the move towards empire is explained in economics by the rise of... Continue Reading →
Toward renewal Economics [thoughts]ought to be about the economy [what is] and economy is the way society deals with just about everything. But economics stays limited while the actual economy shifts toward corporate feudalism, monopoly, and corruption. The sociology of relations and structures, the anthropology of needs and institutions, and the philosophy of the fit... Continue Reading →
obviously out of control and terrible. The second amendment has a purpose in well managed militia. But each of us has responsibility for how we spend our cultural time and watching movies or videos of guns car chases explosives and the punches both is not good for your own soul and supports an industry that... Continue Reading →
Provocation #106. Treating the economy as if it is a thing. Imagine a car parked on the street We think we see that car for what it is. But we do not see the flows within which it is embedded. - the finance, the road rules, the factory, the material extraction from open iron-ore pits... Continue Reading →
There were many texts written in the period 1400-1700 that used the word economy. It goes like this Aristotle - economics as eco household or estate, noms, rules, or management. so household management. The Christian world starts with the idea of the wold as God's household and all the christians part of one family. hence... Continue Reading →
Provocation #105 The problem of narrowing perspective in history The strategy of historians, especially of a field or a nation, is simple. They pick out in the past the major figure, or a few, that are obvious points of origin of the best qualities of the current state of affairs. Adam Smith played (or was... Continue Reading →
We need to have the mentality of protecting and developing what is ours, not what is mine alone. I am thinking of Puerto Rico and Mexico and Korea.. and..Is some version version of a less religious christianity possible? These people are our people, not just today, but six weeks from now,, six hundred years from... Continue Reading →
Optimism comes either from weak thinking, .....or from a serious understanding of the difficulties to be overcome.