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Elizabeth S.  Anderson
“People continue to deploy the same justification of market society—that it would secure the personal independence of workers from arbitrary authority—long after it failed to deliver on its original aspiration. The result is a kind of political hemiagnosia: like those patients who cannot perceive one-half of their bodies, a large class of libertarian-leaning thinkers and politicians, with considerable public following, cannot perceive half of the economy: they cannot perceive the half that takes place beyond the market, after the employment contract is accepted.”
Elizabeth S. Anderson, Private Government: How Employers Rule Our Lives (and Why We Don't Talk about It)

“The mind is beautiful because of the paradox. It uses itself to understand itself.”
Adam Elenbaas
tags: mind

Nassim Nicholas Taleb
“The curse of modernity is that we are increasingly populated by a class of people who are better at explaining than understanding, or better at explaining than doing.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Jordan B. Peterson
“You're going to pay a price for every bloody thing you do and everything you don't do. You don't get to choose to not pay a price. You get to choose which poison you're going to take. That's it.”
Jordan B. Peterson

Angela Nagle
“The pop culture cliché of the American High School movie, which adapted old archetypes, depicted a social world in which the worst sexists were always the all brawn no brains sports jock. But now that the online world has given us a glimpse into the inner lives of others, one of the surprising revelations is that it is the nerdish self-identifying nice guy who could never get the girl who has been exposed as the much more hate-filled, racist, misogynist who is insanely jealous of the happiness of others.”
Angela Nagle, Kill All Normies: Online Culture Wars from 4chan and Tumblr to Trump and the Alt-Right

25x33 Carl Jung — 151 members — last activity Aug 26, 2018 06:35AM
If you enjoy and find meaning in the writings of Carl Gustav Jung, it would be a pleasure to talk, learn of your musings and discover common streams o ...more
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This is a group to read and discuss anarchist practice and theory, by gathering a large body of anarchist literature, non-fiction, and theory, as well ...more
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A group for people who enjoy literature written by Japanese authors.
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This is a group to read and discuss those books generally referred to as “the classics” or “the Western canon.” Books which have shaped Western though ...more
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