Saturday, July 25, 2009

Overcome epistemological fetishism

[In Marx’s labor theory of value the object gets its value from the labor required to produce it, but in commodity fetishism the value of the object manifests itself as a mysterious property of the object itself rather than as a result of the labor process that produced the object. Circulating Reference
from Larval Subjects . by larvalsubjects]

[Marx argues that the factory disciplines the worker and forms a collective organization that affords the possibility of a revolutionary overturning current regime of production. The factory is not simply a site of alienation and exploitation for Marx, but is a milieu of individuation that forms a new type of body and subjectivity that opens the possibility of a new social order. Digital Individuations from Larval Subjects by larvalsubjects 1:26 PM]

[NTR was god for us. He brought this major Telugu movement and spirit. He also started giving 2 rupees per kg rice. He also acted in the real world. He used to dress up as a ochre robed sanyasi to win elections. Its funny. Love his movies even now. I had not seen anyone else act so well in mythological movies. He not only acted as Rama but like Krishna too. What dialogue delivery!!!! Cannot see anything like that in our modern world. Re: Into the Inferno: Hollow Language and Hollow Democracies by Arundhati Roy rakesh Fri 24 Jul 2009 06:11 AM PDT Science, Culture and Integral Yoga]

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Drawing extensively from the Survey of Americans and Economists on the Economy, Caplan discusses how rational consumers often make irrational voters, ... And to be blunt, if the average voter holds irrational beliefs that lead him to support bad policies, using political slack to mitigate the ...Are Voters Irrational: An Interview With Economist Bryan Caplan. People across the political spectrum routinely question the senses, intelligence and values ... The bottom-line is that conclude that voters are irrational you have to know what rational is and the fact is that economics is in no way an exact enough ...]

The whole is greater than the sum of its parts. [TNM]

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