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Sort of introduction: Four Questions


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Four Books Whose Collective Significance Will Not Yet Be Readily Apparent (ongoing)
Introduction, and Baudelaire
Man as a Rationalist Animal – Seeing Like a State
The Meridian of Her Greatness – The Great Transformation
The Use and Abuse of Witchdoctors for Life – transition and preface to Hoffer/Lasch

(Scraps 2a collection of bits and pieces vaguely related to books here)

The Social State and Its Discontents
On Social States
Publicani in Berkeley
Social Laffer Curves that go for a thousand screaming years.
Identity is the enemy. Finale.

(an inessential clarification on the first piece: Theses on Social Currency)



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2017
6/19 – The Use and Abuse of Witchdoctors for Life
6/8 – Scraps 2: Metis, Mirrors, and Martin Guerre
6/1 – The Meridian of Her Greatness
5/22 – Man as a Rationalist Animal
5/8 – Introduction, and Baudelaire
4/21 – How to fail.
4/15 – Scraps I: Collapse/Austen/Spengler/Cowen
4/4 – Mumble on linguistic relativity
3/30 – Follow-up on aesthetics and information.
3/22 – Memetics and Memorization: A Critical Review of Both
3/14 – Identity is the enemy. Finale.
2/28 – Social Laffer Curves that go for a thousand screaming years.  
2/21 – Publicani in Berkeley
2/7 – Toolkit: Links 2/7                                                                         
2/6 – Theses on Social Currency
2/1 – On Social States
1/20 – Foucault, Scoundrel
1/18 – Truth and Lies in a HyperNormal Sense
1/16God of the Gaps: A Psalm

2016
12/13 – Four Questions
11/27 – Why We Talk About Economics
11/16 – Samuel’s Data