|Too good not to share
Perfect explanation for why Trickle Down was foolish and ultimately why it takes all types:
"The state, and the economy, is almost entirely artifactual. The state is what we do; ditto for the economy. The insight that societies are, viewed from a certain level of abstraction, chaotically self-organizing shouldn’t be mistaken for the assertion that any magic is involved, or that passivity on the ground is helpful. If we could work out in advance, from first principles, exactly how society should be organized, what functions the government should and should not have, and how those functions should be carried out, we would just hire masters of axiomatic algebra and geometry to be our politicians; the political economy would not be a never-ending, semi-chaotic experiment. Some Solon would gift us the architecture of our political economy, and that would be that. But, that’s not how the world works. We figure some bits out as theory; we try, we fail, we learn, and, hopefully, we improve."
|Really? This guy posts now?
Well, I hate that I never actually see any of yous peoples cause I'm lost to working on my house and I'm not a fan of the twitch refresh social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc) so I figure I might as well start posting on LJ.
Quote of the day from a real plumber who just came by to look at fixing one of the messes made by a previous contractor:
"Arguing with an inspector is like wrestling with a greased pig in the mud. Sooner or later you realize the pig likes it." Current Mood: crappy