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Yes. Failed visualizations-the mistaken and oversimple assumption that social/economic reality is a collection of at least more-or-less linear and quasi-separate processes, which conveniently justify-or define as inevitable- elite plunder.
 The world of human endeavor as machine--again, and again. Like B.F. Skinner's failed models of human psychological functioning.
Models that only seem to work because there is a positive feedback loop in the gears-- the more the elite believe the pronouncements of academia, which become their own bullshit, --the more people tend to play their role in the melodrama. And the more academicians analyze their own waste, and pronounce it human nature.

But when real crisis rolls around, the old narratives get trashed. To be replace by--what?
It's not yet happened. It will.

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Nov 19th, 2008 at 10:27:12 AM EST
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