If someone who has been watching you for years can correctly guess what you take in your coffee, therefore if they suggest insider knowledge regarded the intended meaning of a communication that addresses a politically sensitive issue, their knowledge of what you take in your coffee stands as evidence of their all-knowingness.
Which means that whatever “they” say someone else meant was in fact the intended communication.
It’s one thing to try to brainwash or otherwise engage in thought reform by trying to establish various associations. But to place these manipulative associations on the hands of those who in fact are rather likely to actively NOT endorse the proposed manipulations, is an entirely different level of deviously programmed (?) manipulation geared towards thought reform.
We are using the word ‘guru’ only because ‘charlatan’ is too long to fit into a headline
– Peter Drucker, a business consultant, in reference to business consultants
In a market system, a price signal transmits information about the costs of various inputs leading to a final output. It is presumed to be the main piece of information which enables market participants to coordinate efficiently. Not fine, but fine enough for many purposes.
But this logic would then suggest that differences between price will tell you if the one thing is worth more than the other.
This reasoning is false, because it is logically identical to assuming that consumer surplus is always zero. Consumer surplus is almost never zero. Therefore, the market signal that the one thing is worth more than the other collapses completely.
Price signals as allowing market participants to coordinate efficiently? Fine enopugh for many purposes. But as a basis to form ideologicla predispositions to the societal value of things? Piss poor.
Consumer surplus is not zero, and therefore price is a signal of only the costs, but not the benefits to society. Therefore, price only indicates a minimum bound on the value of a good, and cannot be relied upon as an indicator of value, even (especially) in relative terms.
Women are three times as likely to be fired after misconduct in finance, despite being much less likely to perpetrate any misconduct.
The authors suggest that “old boy club” sort of mentality prevents the market from capitalizing on the opportunity. They recommend that consumers should demonstrate preference for female advisers as a result of this observed disequilbiria on the market.
More at ProMarket.org, the blog of the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago.
The coverup involved efforts to promote belief that classic conditioning was the mechanism involved in various mind control (and brainwashing) methods being applied widely in the pschological warfare situation some years previous. This was to cover up the fact of neurotchnologies being used, to delude people into thinking it was classical conditioning.
Then, by following through on insistence to use this classic conditioning, individuals could a) participate in the coverup, b) demonstrate their uniformed or deluded state, and c) demonstrate their willingness to follow through on demands (associated with threats) to perform these acts for purposes unrelated to covering up something, most especially relating to promoting “feel good emotions” while perpetrating abusive acts.
The cover up of this cover up is to progressively modulate these insisted upon motions (by combinations of “modelling” and “training” – or “psychological conditioning” if you will) in the direction of being useful in enforcing attention upon a speaker (or drawing attention of an interlocuter or any other nearby person), which is then to be regarded as “having presence” or some such thing.
In terms of the first cover up (classic conditioning tools to cover up the use of neurotechnology), example include pointing to genitals of young children while saying sexual words and making sexual motions all at the same time. Another was to always point in the direction of movement of an individual just as doing so would put the visual stimulus in their peripheral vision. The cover up of this cover up is now widely diffused in the form of reformed recollection which suggests that this was all about sharing stage presence lessons.
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I will help you prove your freedom by building multiple negative associations with everything you want to do.
In so doing, I can help you feel more free by not liking any of the things you want to do while you do them.
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I’ve long wondered what sorts of additional risks epilepsy sufferers may face. Specifically, the use of technologies tailored to their epilepsy to cause them special harm, for example at times that could cause special damage in their social lives or especially career.
I do not know the full scope of risks faced by epilepsy suffers in the age of proliferating neuroweapons, but this case is interesting on a few grounds.
1) The strobing image itself was deemed as a weapon on the basis of the INTENT to cause harm,
2) Not only that, due to the potential risks for an epilepsy sufferer, combined with the apparent knowledge of the perpetrator, the grand jury considered the weapon to have been a “deadly weapon”, thus making the perpetrator liable to as much as 10 years in prison.
More detail here.