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The age of Doris Day…

Let’s not forget that she once played a union worker, in ‘The pajama game’. With the song ‘racing with the clock‘. Also, here a blogpost of mine about how in ‘The Age of Doris Day’ apt new institutions enabled everybody to work less and have better lives, in stead of a part of the population being entirely unemployed and miserable.

  1. EDWARD K ROSS
    May 13, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    History explains how we lost that and arrived at the present that is why I think understanding history should help us to avoid repeating the same mistakes again. Ted

  2. Helen Sakho
    May 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    The good old days of Doris Day are sadly gone. What we have now the vast majority of humans doing an involuntary twist around the very rich and the powerful just to survive them.
    We have NOT learned from history and that is the saddest fact of it all. Any history that newer generations might learn from is likely to be numbed by marking ploys and/or a quest for surviving the unprecedented levels of unemployment they are facing.

  3. May 14, 2019 at 12:58 am

    We seem to have forgotten much history, I agree. Even so, evolution is accelerating at an accelerating rate and financially burdening young graduates at the very moment they are jumping into life is oxymoronish and boorish.

    • Helen Sakho
      May 14, 2019 at 1:08 am

      Very true indeed.

  4. May 14, 2019 at 1:16 am

    “One of our worst problems is that too many of us are too easily bamboozled; and the worse & longer we’re bamboozled, the less we want to know about it.” – Carl Sagan

    Sigh…

  5. May 14, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Unfortunately, Dr. Sagan failed to provide a cure, a whole-system solution for our ecocidal whole-system problem. Subsequently, the 2012 WEA conference on economics & ethics clearly failed to solve the problem, by integrating economics & ethics. I once again suggest that the failure is due to the chronic lack of interest in completing a unitive foundation of metatheory supporting valid meta-economics. Anyone care to discuss the issue?

    • Rob
      May 14, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Where might one learn more?

      • May 14, 2019 at 7:09 pm

        Look back through what I’ve been trying to say. I agree with Michael’s ordering of events: there is no unitive foundation of metatheory because of chronic lack of interest in it. But that, I suggest, is because of a chronic lack of understanding of the difference between fundamental and applied science, and consequently lack of language for expressing it.

        Roughly, I’m pointing to the difference between mapping and modelling, suggesting fundamental [meta] theory tells you where to look, whereas applied theory tries to enable one to predict the effects of realising possibilities “on paper”. that being much less costly than trying them out in practice before one is fairly sure that one knows what one is doing.

        Are you the Rob Reno that expressed an interest in my work before? If so, apologies for my cautious response. At that time you seemed to be echoing Ken Zimmerman.

  6. May 14, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    One could wonder if the lack of interest in a metatheory, among everyday people–who coincidentally vote on that lack–is actually at the feet of journalists and media talkers. In the day of Doris Day, wire services provided naked news, and local journalists analyzed and interpreted it for their readers, those everyday people.
    There was time, it seemed, for thinking. Maybe the computer uber-enabled the CFOs of every business to see redundancy where there was none, and substituted a wire service analysis that has become so easy to buy off. Think of whole cable networks that repeat a sort of party line.
    It is only after metatheories are spoken in every day English, that maps onto life as experienced, that caring could begin.

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