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Little John



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"One drop fallacy"

Outstanding
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superb!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ecosophia.net/december-2017-book-club-plus-reflections-bitcoin-bubble/

Greer's latest.

A strong warning about the bitcoin craze as well.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=XBT&to=GBP&view=12h
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The latest from the Archdruid sounds a lot like David Graeber's Debt: The First 5000 Years

John Michael Greer wrote:
So economics isn’t a science. It also wasn’t founded by Adam Smith. What Adam Smith founded, rather, was political economy. You won’t hear much about that field of study these days, and that’s not an accident. Political economy, as the name indicates, explores the relations between wealth and power in a society. For reasons that I suspect my readers will have no trouble understanding, this is something that a great many wealthy and powerful people in today’s industrial nations don’t want to discuss—and that, my children, is why we don’t have courses on political economy in universities today. We have courses on political science, which claim to study power without taking wealth into account, and courses on economics, which claim to study wealth without taking power into account, and both of these highly praised, well-funded fields of study by and large duly churn out vast amounts of poppycock instead of offering useful insights into the societies in which we live.


JM Greer: An Introduction to Political Economy

Nails it. Again.
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Little John



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Once again outstanding. This man really is a tremendously clear thinker and communicator.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apologies if it's already been mentioned, but I was pleased to find that there is an archive of all the old Archdruid Report posts here:

https://thearchdruidreport-archive.200605.xyz/2017/05/index.html

Plus the above in a downloadable archive (620mb?) here:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B8Qtw5WNgYf8X2JLckdIUmcxUTg

Cool
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Little John



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spent several days copying and pasting directly off the original arch-druid report website - essay by essay - the entire collected set of essays. I then pasted them into a website that converts whatever you paste into it into an e-book format.

It took me a couple of weeks, on and off. But, I now have my own collection of his essays in e-book format

To be honest, if I had the spare cash, I would have happily bought the full set and I feel pretty guilty having not done so. But, I am not high on the cash front these days and so did what I had to.

I just hope the man is making a good return on the collected essays. He deserves it.

They can be had here:

http://www.foundershousepublishing.com/2017/07/founders-house-exclusive-adr-bundle.html
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Lord Beria3



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://www.ecosophia.net/systems-suck-less/

Greer's latest.

Superb writing.

As a conservative, I would love to see the rise of democratic syndicalism as a political economy.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My God, that's it.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

F***ing incredible.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Producer mutuals are a good system (John Lewis is a good example). If, however, you are to say that they are the only allowed system then there are consequences of that for everyone else (particularly retired people).
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a Greerist note, I have written a new post reviewing a superb book on resource scarcity which you can read here;

https://forecastingintelligence.org/2017/12/26/book-review-of-nafeez-mosaddeq-ahmeds-failing-states-collapsing-systems-biophysical-triggers-of-political-violence/
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone read any of Greer in terms of his druidic stuff, like 'The Well of Galabies' under the Blogs and Essays heading of his Ecosophia site? Mind expanding materials.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People should also recognise that if there are fewer resources then that is likely to impact everyone, not just the rich.
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