A Quick Response to “Why Are We Not Boycotting Academia.edu? – symposium, Coventry University, 8th December 2015”

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”

The Most Mysterious of Mysteries

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

How The Ponzi Scheme of Trickle-Down Economics Functions, and Why it Threatens the Global Economic System Itself

  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