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What about “Democracy” in an R.B.E.? [Originally posted in Aug 2011's TZM Newsletter] Before we begin, the subject of social participation in an R.B.E. is extensive, and to those unfamiliar with other discussions of this issue in our materials it can seem complex and foreign. It isn’t the scope of this essay to be definitive as it would be substantially long. The following presents a basic overview along with select points for consideration.
This series is about how those in power have used Freud’s theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, changed the perception of the human mind and its workings profoundly. His influence on the 20th century is widely regarded as massive.
Individual freedom is the dream of our age. It’s what our leaders promise to give us, it defines how we think of ourselves and, repeatedly, we have gone to war to impose freedom around the world. But if you step back and look at what freedom actually means for us today, it’s a strange and limited kind of freedom. Politicians promised to liberate us from the old dead hand of bureaucracy, but they have created an evermore controlling system of social management, driven by targets and numbers. Governments committed to freedom of choice have presided over a rise in inequality and a dramatic collapse in social mobility. And abroad, in Iraq and Afghanistan, the attempt to enforce freedom has led to bloody mayhem and the rise of an authoritarian anti-democratic Islamism.
Frackin’ Reserve Web Edition is a web port of Frackin’ Reserve , which is a desktop version of Frackin’ Reserve Web Edition. Hopefully that clears things up! Frackin’ Reserve Web Edition lets you simulate the cycles and processes of fractional reserve banking and compound interest.
Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this space Comments View/Create comment on this paragraph CAMBRIDGE – I am often asked if the recent global financial crisis marks the beginning of the end of modern capitalism. It is a curious question, because it seems to presume that there is a viable replacement waiting in the wings. The truth of the matter is that, for now at least, the only serious alternatives to today’s dominant Anglo-American paradigm are other forms of capitalism.
Check out the excellent lectures below, brought to you from various locations on ZDay weekend 2012. We’ll bring you more free lectures as they become available so do check back. ZDay 2012 Vancouver, Canada (Main Event) ZDay 2012 London, UK