Kada vidimo otpuštene radnike, naša sućut kaže nam da političari pod svaku cijenu trebaju nešto učiniti. Ali zbog sućuti prema konkretnim ljudima spremni smo zaboraviti da smo cijenu njihova spasa samo prebacili na nevidljivije i nepoznatije.
Zbog takvih odluka u politici i ekonomiji, i zbog takve „racionalnosti“ Homera Simpsona, ne treba nas čuditi što se svi zajedno nalazimo u bezizlaznoj situaciji. A prihvatili smo i druge korumpirane pouke. „Budi blizak s ljudima na vlasti, jer će ti tako prije pomoći!“ „Viči što više, pa će te prije nahraniti!“ „Zastupaj konkretne interese svoje skupine, pa će ti „država“ prije pomoći!“ Ako prođe, prođe! I kod nas bez ikakve zadrške očito – prolazi.
Homer Simpson za Žurnaliste / Žurnalisti.
S3 Mediji d.o.o. u suradnji s New York Times (Syndication) objavljuje zanimljiv časopis “Turning Points. Global Agenda”. I tako… u broju od prosinca čitamo Mishu Glennyja, Nouriela Roubinija, Melindu Gates… ali prvo… Matu Kapovića! (ok. smrt! al’ prvo čiču-miču!) Ipak je to “Turning Points. Global Agenda” vidi…
Philosophy and entrepreneurship are a surprisingly good fit. Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs and innovators come from a philosophy background and put the critical thinking skills they developed to good use launching new digital services to fill needs in various domains of society. Atlantic contributor Edward Tenner even went so far as to call philosophy the “most practical major.”
Read more… The Unexpected Way Philosophy Majors Are Changing The World Of Business.
Common Behavioral Biases – Business Insider. (Ilustrirano!)
Every decision we make is influenced by subconscious behavioral biases.
They cause us to make snap judgments based on bad information, to be unfair and to waste time. This is clearly problematic for investors, managers and people in general. Once we become aware of these biases, we can disrupt our thinking and come to terms with reality.
Darth Vader Claims Land Plot In Ukraine. 🙂 na linku je i video:
Reuters reports that the dark side enthusiast visited the mayor’s office in Odessa this week citing new (and controversial) legislation that allows each Ukrainian citizen the right to own 1,000 square-meters of land along the Black Sea post. When stopped by police he had the following to say:
“I am Darth Vader, the right hand of Emperor Palpatine…”
“…Knowing that many deputies and the mayor have switched to the dark side… I have come for a land plot… for my space cruiser.”
His application is currently being considered.
Occupy Wall Street Is Not an Altruistic Movement. Occupiers should stop pretending they know what’s best for everybody else.
Occupy Wall Street Is Not an Altruistic Movement – Reason Magazine.
At the Republican presidential debate in Tampa on September 12, Mitt Romney said Rick Perry had needlessly “scared seniors” by calling Social Security “a Ponzi scheme.” Romney, more sensitive to the anxieties of retirees, prefers to say “the American people have been effectively defrauded out of their Social Security” (as he puts it in his 2010 book No Apology) because Congress has spent the program’s surplus revenue instead of saving it to pay for future benefits—the sort of crime for which bankers “would go to jail.” Is Social Security a Ponzi Scheme? – Reason Magazine.
Na svom blogu Frontal Cortex u časopisu Wired, Jonah Lehrer piše o ograničenjima kao poticajima za kreativnost. Prenosimo.
Osim nagrade The Royal Society, još jedna nagrada za non-fiction danas: Booker Prize, došla je u ruke Stephenu Greenblatu za knjigu: The Swerve. How the World Became Modern.
One of the world’s most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it.
Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ordered that it be copied. That book was the last surviving manuscript of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things, by Lucretius—a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functioned without the aid of gods, that religious fear was damaging to human life, and that matter was made up of very small particles in eternal motion, colliding and swerving in new directions.
The copying and translation of this ancient book-the greatest discovery of the greatest book-hunter of his age-fueled the Renaissance, inspiring artists such as Botticelli and thinkers such as Giordano Bruno; shaped the thought of Galileo and Freud, Darwin and Einstein; and had a revolutionary influence on writers such as Montaigne and Shakespeare and even Thomas Jefferson.
putemAmazon.com: The Swerve: How the World Became Modern (9780393064476): Stephen Greenblatt: Books.
Recently I published an article on OWS (and similar groups) as a religious movement. Some friends were annoyed. But this was just the first post in the series… (Croatian text only…)
The next text on this blog intends to pinpoint connections between utterances of ideological heroes of OWS (mostly the European branch and brethren) and the ideology of the Church (mostly Catholic).