Category Archives: education

Cultivate a habit of small acts of sedition

By Caitlin Johnstone Source: Intrepid Report It is not easy being someone who cares about the world and opposes the status quo. It’s a series of disheartening failures and crushing disappointments amid an endless deluge of information saying that everything … Continue reading

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Livelihoods in a Degrowth Economy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Let’s consider livelihood options in an unsustainable economy of extremes that are unraveling, an economy that is being forced to transition to Degrowth. Nassim Taleb’s book Antifragile explains the differences between fragile systems (systems that cannot … Continue reading

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Can a Nation Prosper as its Institutions Fail?

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Economists focus on what can be easily measured: sales, profits, prices, tax revenues, etc. Since the decay and failure of institutions isn’t easily quantified, this decay doesn’t register in the realm of economics. Since it … Continue reading

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Why Don’t People “Trust The Science?” Because Scientists Are Often Caught Lying

By Brandon Smith Source: Alt-Market.us There has been an unfortunate shift in Western educational practices in the past few decades away from what we used to call “critical thinking.” In fact, critical thinking was once a fundamental staple of US … Continue reading

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The end of childhood play

By Brian Kaller Source: resilience Recorded history is the history of adults–generals, statesmen, explorers and scientists–but all of those adults began their path as children. And running beneath this official history is the unofficial history of childhood games and rituals, … Continue reading

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THE WAY OF THE MASTER: LIFE AS APPRENTICESHIP

By Gary Z McGee Source: Waking Times “It is the height of selfishness to merely consume what others create and to retreat into a shell of limited goals and immediate pleasures. Alienating yourself from your inclinations can only lead to … Continue reading

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When Everything Is Artifice and PR, Collapse Beckons

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The notion that consequence can be as easily managed as PR is the ultimate artifice and the ultimate delusion. The consequences of the drip-drip-drip of moral decay is difficult to discern in … Continue reading

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America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I’ve coined a new portmanteau word to describe America’s descent: kleptocrapocracy, a union of kleptocracy (a nation ruled by kleptocrats) and crapocracy, a nation drowning in a moral sewer of rampant self-interest in which … Continue reading

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