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The EU as an Apex Marine Predator

Few things in the world as useful as metaphors. They have a fairly restricted range of application but nothing is better at helping people understand something new than metaphors (relating said something new with something familiar) or in understanding the … Continue reading

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Dope Nation

It’s very distressing to realize that my country of origin is now filled with so many stupid people, so many…. The very idea that less than 15 years after the obvious (to anyone with a brain I would have thought) … Continue reading

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Future Markets in the Future have no Future

When all is said and one, people have no way of extrapolating out from one reality and predicting what another reality will be like. Think of the poor Kremlinologists who spent countless hours studying the Soviet press and painstakingly noting … Continue reading

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No Change on Not Changing for Climate Change

No matter what people say, no significant actions on climate change will be made. The main reason for this is that almost no one wants to change their own behavior. In sociological terms this is called the Desirable (that iswhat … Continue reading

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Twittered Rage

Twitter outrage mobs (all social media outrage mobs) are manifestations of collective narcissistic rage. Even more or less sane people when united with others are prone to dehumanize themselves and join the yapping dog pack in its mad rush to … Continue reading

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Destructive Narcissism

(CN: extreme vagueness in the interest of anonymity for all concerned… as much as possible) The place I work was officially… ‘abolished’ in late December. This has been followed by a whole bunch of tedious time-wasting meetings dealing with the … Continue reading

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The Limits of Toleration

I’m very late with this but want to comment on it nonetheless. One of the things it took me a very long time to realize is that people can become addicted not only to substances but to… behavior and reactions … Continue reading

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