Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? I don’t personally find academia.edu’s basic business model to be as inherently “parasitic” as the main participants in the above forum. Though I’m wary of the new proposition on academia.edu of peer reviewing for free, (although to have one’s work peer-reviewed is not free) I’m actually wary of the notion… Continue reading A Quick Response to “Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? – symposium, Coventry University, 8th December 2015”
“Generally speaking, it is not believed by the vast majority that the American dollar will be overthrown,” Dick Bove, vice president of equity research at Rafferty Capital Markets, said in a note. “But it will be, and this defrocking may occur in as short a period as five to 10 years.” Bove uses several metrics… Continue reading Is Janus in the Process of Being Exposed? Or, Is The Global Financial System Collapsing?
Some will be disappointed by the realization of what I’m referring to in the title. As in, that’s not mysterious, it’s barely even interesting. But in naming it as the most mysterious mystery the double positive is itself neither positive nor negative, but both simultaneously. It is the most mysterious mystery precisely because the reason… Continue reading The Most Mysterious of Mysteries
When people who are not generally unintelligent find themselves having been duped, the nagging question that often remains is “why didn’t I see that the scheme was a fraud in the first place?” To a great degree, of course, such schemes work because those involved want them to be true. At the same time,… Continue reading How The Ponzi Scheme of Trickle-Down Economics Functions, and Why it Threatens the Global Economic System Itself