Please suggest one or more questions for you mid-term exam. At least one of them will be chosen for the exam.
Economists often behave like wannabe physicists, probably because it seems prestigious to make numerical calculations instead of talking about human relationships and organizations like other social scientists. Their striving to make economics work like Newtonian physics extends to a parallel use of mechanical metaphors, as in the concept of a market’s supply and demand acting like a self-adjusting machine, and the idealization of people as economic automatons who consistently strive to maximize their own wealth. What evidence is there for randomness rather than mechanical determinism in economics?
In every game and con there is always an opponent and there is always a victim, the more control the victim thinks he has, the less control he actually has.The formula is completely consistent…. inside an environment he can control. The bigger the environment, the easier the control. … so the opponent simply distracts their victim by getting them consumed with their own consumption.The bigger the trick and the older the trick, the easier it is to pull, because
1. They think it can’t be that old,
2. They think it can’t be that big,
… for so many people to have fallen for it.
Eventually, when the opponent is challenged or questioned, it means the victim’s investment and thus his intelligence is questioned, no one can accept that.
Not even to themselves….
If I have to eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables a day to live, I don’t wanna live. I hate goddamn fruits and vegetables. And your omega 3’s, and the treadmill, and the cardiogram, and the mammogram, and the pelvic sonogram, and oh my god the-the-the colonoscopy, and with it all the day still comes where they put you in a box, and its on to the next generation of idiots, who’ll also tell you all about life and define for you what’s appropriate.
The greatest con your ego ever pulled, was making you believe that it was you..