‘Art’ A Breathing Room for My Spirit
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According to Graeber and Wengrow, for “the vast majority of human social experience”, we enjoyed “three primordial freedoms”:
1. The freedom to move,
2. The freedom to disobey
“It is significant that the Bank of Canada is now explicitly using the expression ‘policy rate of interest’.
Back in the day, when I was teaching university courses in ‘Money and Banking’, it was identified simply as the ‘overnight rate’, i.e., the rate determined in the overnight market for ‘federal funds’ (to use the American term).
It required some effort in those days to demonstrate to the students that it really was a policy variable. Now the Canadian central bank openly admits it.”
Never limited by categories, his free-ranging intellect delved into physics, probability and anthropology, establishing him as a major thinker.
By Alex Williams
This news release today is from a science conference currently taking place in NY City June (2023). It announces that neuroscientists have not demonstrated how the brain produces consciousness, and that, by a very public "bet" 25 years ago made between a neuroscientist and a philosopher, that the philosopher won.
While robots and automation have the potential to greatly enhance our lives and increase efficiency in various areas, including domestic service, there are indeed certain dangers associated with over-reliance on robots in this context. Here are a few concerns to consider:
"Downton Abbey" is a British historical drama television series that aired from 2010 to 2015. The show is set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey and depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their domestic servants in the early 20th century.
There have been a number of recent sightings of UFOs. Such activity appears to occur in clusters. One of the more famous clusters occurred in the 1950s. The 1950s was a period of great uncertainty and tension. The UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) hysteria of the 1950s refers to a period when there was a surge in reports of sightings of unidentified flying objects and claims of encounters with extraterrestrial beings.
I originally wrote this piece for the Monetary Policy Blog edited by Professor Louis-Phillipe Rochon. In it, I suggested that that the Bank of Canada should cut its policy rate of interest to 4.4%. Then on 07.06.2023 some friends, who pay more attention to the mainstream media (MSM) than I do (not in itself a very difficult task), texted or messaged me with the news that the B of C had actually raised the rate to 4.75%. I believe the appropriate response is LOL?