October 27, 2014

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“Technology, Like The Market, Has No Limits Or Morality.” Thomas Piketty

The principle lesson… is surely that there is no natural force that inevitably reduces the importance of capital (more…)

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“Self-Interest As We Know It Is A Loss Of Humanity:” Marshall Sahlins

“Natural self-interest? For the greater part of humanity, self-interest as we know it is unnatural in the normative sense: it is considered madness, (more…)

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October 23, 2014

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“If In Wage Labor One Gives One’s Life, One’s Life Should Be Guaranteed.” David Graeber

”Mauss was not trying to describe how the logic of the marketplace, with its strict distinctions between persons and things, interest and altruism, freedom and obligation, had become the common sense of modern societies. Above all, he was trying to explain the degree to which it had failed to do so: to explain why so many people- and particularly so many of the less powerful and privileged members of society- founds its logic morally repugnant.”

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“Mauss was trying to understand … why it was that social insurance legislation, “inspired by the principle that the worker gives his life and labor partly to the community, and partly to his bosses” (1925[1965:65]), and therefor deserved more than a weekly wage, seemed right.
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His answer…was that a relation of wage labor was a miserable and impoverished form of contract.
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In wage labor the worker does give of the totality of himself, he “gives his life and his labor,” but the cash he receives in return has nothing of the same total quality about it. If one gives one’s life, one’s life should be guaranteed.”

pp162

Graeber, David: Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value.
Palgrave, New York: 2001

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September 5, 2014

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The Lie of Executive Pay For Merit: Tomas Pikkety

“The most convincing proof of the failure of corporate governance (more…)

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August 21, 2014

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Sexuality Can Be Said To Pervade Life Throughout:” Simone DeBeauvoir

“Sexuality most certainly plays a central role in human life; it can be said to pervade life throughout. We have already learned from physiology that the living activity of the testes and the ovaries is integrated with that of the body in general. The existent is a sexual, a sexuate, and in his relations with other existents who are also sexuate bodies, sexuality as a consequence is always involved.”

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Simone DeBeavoir, 1952: The Second Sex. Translation by H.M. Parshley.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

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