Monthly Archives: November 2016

Information/Disinformation

The mass media doesn’t distinguish between information and disinformation. The mass media system only distinguishes between information/noninformation, and information is information as far it’s concerned. Propaganda, fake news, hate speech, etc., circulate freely through the mass media without any regard … Continue reading

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Beyond Growth, Towards Enough–André Reichel

Since the 18th century, we have been living in the Now Society of modernism. What can we expect for the Next Society? Notes on From Now to Next: The Form of the Firm in the Next Economy. André Reichel: The world … Continue reading

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There is no economic justice

There is a lot of talk of “economic justice” these days, but the economy knows nothing about justice or injustice; it only knows about credits and debits. There is no political justice either, because politics only knows about power–and it distinguishes … Continue reading

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Politics isn’t everything

When elections go horribly wrong, one thing to keep in mind is that politics is only one function system of global society. There is also law, the economy, science, education, art, medicine, mass media, religion, and maybe more. No single … Continue reading

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Memes as Autopoietic Systems

Memes appear to be a type of autopoietic system. They circulate and reproduce themselves, using people and mass media as hosts. Memes pass from consciousness to consciousness as a viruses pass from host to host, and no one really given … Continue reading

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Ontology as a schema of observation

To say that a person or a class or people is oppressed by society is too simplistic. If we think of society as the totality of human beings, plus maybe institutions like schools, churches, and businesses created by human beings, we are … Continue reading

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