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Fashion, an interesting viewpoint…

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

The Economist writes: A Man’s Guide to a Woman’s Wardrobe

For me it gave me a few things to think about:

  • Fashion is the language of the tribe (some are leaders, some are followers, some are wanna-be’s and some don’t speak the language).
  • “membership” does not cost a fee, but is a way of thinking & doing.
  • Fashion is (for many, especially women) a way to escape the daily rut of life – and to state where one is “on the ladder” (not for anything else than the internal satisfaction).
  • Fashion, in most women, will (thus) not be for the man, at least not primarily.
  • Even lingerie is first for the women to feel in control and to set the mood – and only secondary in response to the wishes/needs of the man.

Open for discussion…

News?

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Why are there so few people that, like me, believe news is highly over rated? I try to shy away from news (with perhaps an exception for factual business news related to my professions) for the reasons that news is so shallow: it changes every day, generally does not give any worthy insights and in nearly all cases does not influence my life. And yes a major earthquake on the other side of the planet is terrible for those involved, but it has no noticeable impact on my life.

PS: People my age spent in general slightly over 1 hour on consuming news per day. Lost productivity if you ask me, unless one actually treats it (via a conscious choice) as entertainment or a way to distract oneself from ones own life. But I believe there are more effective ways to do that. What do you think?

Dealing with the Differences in Production

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

For my notes on the 20110319 Libertarian Party supported discussion meeting the following important question the libertarian movement should have a (preferably theoretically proven) answer for:

What to do with those people who (can only) produce less than they need to exist?

Or in Dutch (for my archive): wat te doen met die mensen die minder (kunnen) produceren dan ze nodig hebben om te bestaan?

My current analysis brings me to strongly believe the problem will be solved by the increase in voluntary donations1 to (organizations, especially local, that support) those people; be it due to altruism or the fact that assisting them will increase the value of their own property and/or existence.

Is there an overview of the ways in which the various Libertarian original-theorists think about this issue?

1 = there are only 4 ways to spent money (explained elsewhere); if someone else spends your money, you yourself are less involved & thus less committed (especially so if the money was forced from you). If you can spent your own money on someone else, the (probably more efficient) feedback loop is more likely to keep the process going.