Category Archives: Economics, pure theory

If you don’t know what “pure theory” in economics means, you probably won’t have an enormous interest in reading posts with this label. To make matter worse, I’m likely to make life difficult even for the technically inclined by occasionally mashing up lots of philosophical and scientific concepts in highly particular ways, making the logic tough to follow without pages of parenthetical explanations. Whatev … I write for me. But if it’s worth theorizing about, I’ll probably link in policy stuff.

EMG mindfuck, by use of adults as neurally whipped independence-ridden toddler-replacements

Background: When you think some specific words, regardless of whether you actually vocalize the words or whether they are only vocalized in your heads, “subvocalized”, this leads to the initiation of motor movements going to your throat (larynx). This occurs … Continue reading

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The kind of helping hand that anyone could do without

“Damning by faint praise” is a known means of trying to look respectable while throwing mud at people. There are extremely diverse analogues of this method of personalized attack and/or generalized propaganda. Not really the same as the following, but … Continue reading

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Why the “Why” matters in a context of psychological profiling, neurowar and political suppression

If you know why someone does something, you can start by suggestively or otherwise promoting a change in the explanatory approach to WHY they do that thing. Once they are doing that thing for some different reason than previously, it … Continue reading

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When accidentally consuming faux miniature carrots, be attentive to psychological associations, for puppethood avoidance purposes

Theoretically you could have an EEG headset programmed to remind you of certain minutae that you don’t want to forget about. For example, while reviewing a paper (I review/proofread/edit academic papers and similar such documents), if ┬ásubvocalizations of “et al” … Continue reading

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Psychological dominance by proposing alternative explanations for actions which always place one in the dominant position

Any time you go to do something, they propose an explanation which revolves around them having had control over the situation. This is along the lines of telling the dog to roll over whenever you observe that it is already … Continue reading

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Causes of attack (getting at some micro level psych stuff wherein neurotech is used to assist in pupetting and enslaving people at the level of thought itself)

Causes of attack – don’t want to look at the insurance policy number in a document being translated for a new client – don’t want to be habitual in ignoring external manipulations applied for the purpose of altering meaning while … Continue reading

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Vulnerablity to involuntary recruitment

It would be good to have some good indicators on such risks.   Presumably, particularly nefarious types are likely to obtain them in advance of those without such┬ánefarious inclinations. So … in the context of anti-brainwashing curriculum, what might this … Continue reading

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Poetic justice for AGW denialism via betting markets?

Someone should start a sea level betting market. Samoans and others can take positions which will pay out around the time they start to flood. Thanks to widespread ignorance in the largest economy in the world, this should provide a … Continue reading

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Differing shades of hypothetical in good/bad payday loan presentations

Some people defend payday loans on the premise that people know best for themselves. I like this thinking. But compare two hypothetical scenarios. Hypothetical scenario 1: a) Guy orders drink at bar with last money, b) Guy goes to get … Continue reading

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Another way to describe the end of independent aerospace capacity among most of the wealthiest and most advanced nations

A unified fighter jet platform. Unified. Means we are toothless if you (USA) decide so on a timeframe of 20 years not 1 or 5. Anyways, all I need to know is the sales pitch. It’s really a “get in … Continue reading

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