“Then there was the educated Texan from Texas who looked like someone in Technicolor and felt, patriotically, that people of means – decent folk – should be given more votes than drifters, whores, criminals, degenerates, atheists and indecent folk – people without means.” – Joseph Heller
Economics: The Financial Crisis Was a Minsky Moment but We Live in Strange Times (19-Feb-2019) @ Nat Dyer article from Economic Questions website. Nat Dyer is a freelance writer based in London. He has an MSc in International and European Politics from Edinburgh University. He was previously a campaigner with Global Witness, an anti-corruption group. Twitter: @natjdyer.
The humanity switch: How one gene made us brainier article in New Scientist.
Chinese human fossils unlike any known species article in New Scientist. But why are these referred to as Chinese human fossils rather than human fossils found in China? China didn't exist until 5000-8000 years ago. Little examples of bullshit infowars propaganda training reader thinking.
In essence, the Establishment is a dominant group or elite that controls a polity or an organisation, often an influential closed social group that selects its own members or an entrenched élite structure sharing social, economic and class bonds, often born and bred. In sociology jargon, the upper eschelons of a society is divided between insider and outsider. The Establishment is made up of insiders; far smaller than the outsiders numerically but also far more influential. The term in its modern sense was popularised by the British journalist Henry Fairlie writing in the London magazine The Spectator in 1955: "By the Establishment, I do not only mean the centres of official power—though they are certainly part of it—but rather the whole matrix of official and social relations within which power is exercised. The exercise of power in England cannot be understood unless it is recognised that it is exercised socially."
Sartre is tagged with Existentialism, Camus is tagged with Absurdism. Both too reductive but anyway: Existentialism vs Absurdism — Explanations and Key Differences of Each.
The great strides made in western liberal societies since the Enlightenment have been firmly based on the Greco/Christian tradition. It should be no surprise that the purveyors of consumerist agnosticism firmly reject this tradition within the western democracies. By pulling the spiritual rug out from under Euro/American culture, they have left a black hole that can only be filled by their circus and gadgets.
Eugene B. Meyer President and CEO, The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.