There are three obvious sets of actors corporate state decentralized Unknown 4th? What will happen is likely to be a mix with one dominant. Four obvious approaches/strategies Stop co2 and shrink the economy Stop co2 and innovate green like mad to expand the economy Just invent new technologies Do nothing Those who prefer decentralization with … Continue reading Post 2027. Strategy and climate – by whom? What?r
Some recent thoughts. The focus on the artist and the work is unbalanced. Thee should be much more attention, especially in teaching, on the expanding experience of the viewer. The work of art is purposed as an encouragement to greater depth of experience by the viewer. For poetry, the poem should be taught as "What … Continue reading Post 2026. Poetry and art.
provocation # 169. Economics and world management. The world definitely needs managing - or some equivalent. Everything overlaps. Specialties don;’t work. The world is one but specialties divide it. Is there any path for economics that will make it a partner in world management? Or are we locked in to an economics that serves academic … Continue reading post # 2018. Economics and world management.
Provocation #149 Why can they get so rich? In the spirit of provocations.. Cook, Bezos and Musk all want to use money pulled from society and blow it off into outer space, abandoning earth and humanity. As Bezos has said, basically there is nothing on earth worth investing in. Some jobs are created by their … Continue reading Post #2002. Why can they get so rich?
The US that trump attacks is the US that in fact has been in many ways the enemy of the people who voted for him, or support him now. The country was run for the benefit of the 1% and the professional class and is most associated with the Clinton's, Obama and less well known, … Continue reading 1992. More on Trump
Provocation # 143Progress vs cycles. Implications for us The current state of society brings into question the necessity, even the likelihood, of progress. But is progress actually so wonderful? Paul Valery wrote in 1900, “We later civilizations, we too know that we are vulnerable.” This was a shock to me when I read it in … Continue reading 1991. Progress vs cycles. Implications for us.
last night, dream of my visiting an art school. I start in a studio, architecture students all straight lines in their drawings. the kind of design we can call "dollar per sq foot architecture.", post bauhaus, bauhaus without quality. i wonder down the hall, well, not wandering, searching. I come to a dance studio, the … Continue reading 1980. dream
Intersting puzzle. Commentary on today's identity politics. we have from Zizek’s Return To Plato As Materialist? A Woman Throwing a Stone, a lesser known painting by Picasso from his surrealist period in the 1920s, offers itself easily to a Platonist reading: the distorted fragments of a woman on a beach throwing a stone are, of course, a … Continue reading 1962. Picasso’s Woman throwing a stone.
The world is more like we thought it would be than we seriously thought it would be. I am convinced that the biggest task ahead will be learning how to feed each other. All the major Greek concepts economics politics philosophy technology need to be rethought.
There are many good schools, many good teachers and many children learning and actually have a good time. But even the best schools a time feel like prison. I remember it from my own childhood and there are testimonies like Albert Schweitzer and Jean Pisget who wrote about their own difficult time with school and … Continue reading 1953. school and prison