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Thrust of argument: Now would also be a good time to mention Duncker and his 'candle experiment' (extremely relevant to the issue of how scarcity impacts behaviour).

The gist of it is, as extracts (to appear right here asap) in this spot will shortly hammer home and drill into the potentially totally ignorant mind of whoever is not reading this but needs to be addressed by whoever is, that Duncker's candle experiment proves (and you can repeat it and prove it yourself, anywhere, anytime) (tell dem, say anytime) that if something is not done for money it is done more intelligently and properly, and this applies, fundamentally, to solving puzzles.

So adding money to the processes of distribution and production harms those processes, ie how they are executed, everything (in the case of solving a puzzle, whether civil engineering, medical, financial scientific {my own favourite puzzle type at the moment} or just 'scientific' or 'academic', if the task is not paid, you will do it more correctly and in a way more 'atuned' to the reality/truth of the matter and of the universe or, if you prefer, the laws of 'physics', and 'mathematics').

The experiment shows this to be demonstrably true with a simple puzzle.

It means, to reiterate and make it clear to the stupid, it means that whatever task you do, if you weren't paid for it, you could do it better, more progress would be made. If we removed the whole 'do I deserve to eat?' or 'to have shelter' or 'to have a social life' or 'to have heating' etc - and accept that WE ALL DO, and provided from the abundance of everything TO EVERYONE, we could then set up the task system to be the best it can be.

'Sadly' crap like donuts may go significantly into production decline due to dramatically diminishing demand for crap like that in an ever evolving society, but it's not really 'sad' that shit like that will happen, it's called evolution.

Only if we actually get rid of money can we begin to approach a utopian society. It will begin the moment the money is removed from the equation.
Direction of resistance / implied resistance: And in the USA apparently they're getting ready to shoot each other for possession of cigarettes, beer, donuts, red meat, toilet rolls - plenty of things. All things.

A related post on Chris Floyd's blog, from August 2019, tells us:

<<

In response to the mass slaughters this week, the "writer" and "political thinker" David French tweets:

"Few things concentrate the mind more than the terrifying knowledge that a person might want to kill someone you love. It makes you aware of your acute vulnerability. [Here's] why a criminal who comes to our house will face the business end of an AR-15..

French then links to an article he wrote for National Review -- complete with a picture of AR-15s "on sale while supplies last" -- which speaks of death threats he's received. (You will forgive me if I don't link to the story. It's not my job to feed the gibbering, moaning shade of William Buckley with the clicks he craves to ease his suffering in the shivering precincts of Hades.)

Upon reading French's chest-pounding discharge, I then gave what I believe is a reasoned, dispassionate, yea philosophical reply (edited here to eliminate the tweet-breaks):

>>


For the full transcript of Floyd's reply use the link in the references below.

However, here are two key paragraphs which perhaps people like Jo Swinson, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump should try reading some time, instead of jabbering on about how the rest of the world are barbarians who need punishing and killing and so on.

<<

And what if they come IN blasting with the "business end" of an AR-15? The Dayton guy killed 9 people in 30 seconds, with cops there who had the "business end" of their guns primed to go. God, the sickening faux-toughness of you cringing, rightwing cowards.

>>

And:

<<

You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against rightwing hatred, fight against the disempowerment and despair you rightwing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travellers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.

"Business end of an AR-15." Jesus Christ, aren't you ashamed before your family to be so damned pathetic?

>>

In "A colossal wreck" by Alex Cockburn, Hunter S Thompson the second (British-descended Alexander Cockburn, son of former private eye writer and author of Beat the Devil, Claud Cockburn) tells us, on the dateline of the end of April 1999:

<<

By now mandatory apologies for what happened at Columbine are incumbent on Marilyn Manson, video-game manufacturers, Hollywood, publishers of Mein Kampf, and the internet. The only people who apparently don't have to apologize are the US military and their civilian overseers who trained and paid the pilot dad of one of the teen killers; who sent F-16s over the funerals in Littleton; who are now pounding the Serbs each day and night; who mint the currency of violence.

>>

Do what it takes to stop minting violence (which may kill YOUR child).

How can your guns, it's worth asking, save you from things like whatever comes after coronavirus and is even worse and rips through populations at high speed? What tank, or gun, or CCTV, or muslim-hating right wing media mogul, or stooge neo-liberal journalist, which one of them is able to stop things like viruses spreading across vast populations? And then consider how intellectual honesty may handle the same problems.

 

 

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/us-sales-guns-ammunition-soar-amid-coronavirus-panic-buying
http://www.chris-floyd.com/[..]
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/reports-of-war-crimes-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-highlight-the-failures-of-both-war/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNeD57-RVg (Lowkey, hand on your gun)
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/19/covid-19-and-the-need-right-now-for-a-universal-basic-income/
https://consortiumnews.com/2020/03/18/china-locked-in-hybrid-war-with-us/

 

 

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Scarcity and you.

Now would also be a good time to mention Duncker and his 'candle experiment' (extremely relevant to the issue of how scarcity impacts behaviour).

The gist of it is, as extracts (to appear right here asap) in this spot will shortly hammer home and drill into the potentially totally ignorant mind of whoever is not reading this but needs to be addressed by whoever is, that Duncker's candle experiment proves (and you can repeat it and prove it yourself, anywhere, anytime) (tell dem, say anytime) that if something is not done for money it is done more intelligently and properly, and this applies, fundamentally, to solving puzzles.

So adding money to the processes of distribution and production harms those processes, ie how they are executed, everything (in the case of solving a puzzle, whether civil engineering, medical, financial scientific {my own favourite puzzle type at the moment} or just 'scientific' or 'academic', if the task is not paid, you will do it more correctly and in a way more 'atuned' to the reality/truth of the matter and of the universe or, if you prefer, the laws of 'physics', and 'mathematics').

The experiment shows this to be demonstrably true with a simple puzzle.

It means, to reiterate and make it clear to the stupid, it means that whatever task you do, if you weren't paid for it, you could do it better, more progress would be made. If we removed the whole 'do I deserve to eat?' or 'to have shelter' or 'to have a social life' or 'to have heating' etc - and accept that WE ALL DO, and provided from the abundance of everything TO EVERYONE, we could then set up the task system to be the best it can be.

'Sadly' crap like donuts may go significantly into production decline due to dramatically diminishing demand for crap like that in an ever evolving society, but it's not really 'sad' that shit like that will happen, it's called evolution.

Only if we actually get rid of money can we begin to approach a utopian society. It will begin the moment the money is removed from the equation.

And in the USA apparently they're getting ready to shoot each other for possession of cigarettes, beer, donuts, red meat, toilet rolls - plenty of things. All things.

A related post on Chris Floyd's blog, from August 2019, tells us:

<<

In response to the mass slaughters this week, the "writer" and "political thinker" David French tweets:

"Few things concentrate the mind more than the terrifying knowledge that a person might want to kill someone you love. It makes you aware of your acute vulnerability. [Here's] why a criminal who comes to our house will face the business end of an AR-15..

French then links to an article he wrote for National Review -- complete with a picture of AR-15s "on sale while supplies last" -- which speaks of death threats he's received. (You will forgive me if I don't link to the story. It's not my job to feed the gibbering, moaning shade of William Buckley with the clicks he craves to ease his suffering in the shivering precincts of Hades.)

Upon reading French's chest-pounding discharge, I then gave what I believe is a reasoned, dispassionate, yea philosophical reply (edited here to eliminate the tweet-breaks):

>>


For the full transcript of Floyd's reply use the link in the references below.

However, here are two key paragraphs which perhaps people like Jo Swinson, Boris Johnson and Donald Trump should try reading some time, instead of jabbering on about how the rest of the world are barbarians who need punishing and killing and so on.

<<

And what if they come IN blasting with the "business end" of an AR-15? The Dayton guy killed 9 people in 30 seconds, with cops there who had the "business end" of their guns primed to go. God, the sickening faux-toughness of you cringing, rightwing cowards.

>>

And:

<<

You want to protect your family? Then fight against the gun culture, fight against rightwing hatred, fight against the disempowerment and despair you rightwing extremists have advanced for decades, fight against the militarization and brutalization of our whole society which both you and your fellow travellers, the "centrist," interventionist neoliberal Democrats, have imposed on our collapsing, corroded, corrupted land.

"Business end of an AR-15." Jesus Christ, aren't you ashamed before your family to be so damned pathetic?

>>

In "A colossal wreck" by Alex Cockburn, Hunter S Thompson the second (British-descended Alexander Cockburn, son of former private eye writer and author of Beat the Devil, Claud Cockburn) tells us, on the dateline of the end of April 1999:

<<

By now mandatory apologies for what happened at Columbine are incumbent on Marilyn Manson, video-game manufacturers, Hollywood, publishers of Mein Kampf, and the internet. The only people who apparently don't have to apologize are the US military and their civilian overseers who trained and paid the pilot dad of one of the teen killers; who sent F-16s over the funerals in Littleton; who are now pounding the Serbs each day and night; who mint the currency of violence.

>>

Do what it takes to stop minting violence (which may kill YOUR child).

How can your guns, it's worth asking, save you from things like whatever comes after coronavirus and is even worse and rips through populations at high speed? What tank, or gun, or CCTV, or muslim-hating right wing media mogul, or stooge neo-liberal journalist, which one of them is able to stop things like viruses spreading across vast populations? And then consider how intellectual honesty may handle the same problems.

[this grid point is 'under construction']

[it will go on to talk about the fact that]

Universal Basic Income is the next step along the road to utopia. "Crypto" marketers need to

(a) stop being sales ape bitches

(b) accept that 'crypto currency' is to be a short term (in most ways) process bridging a moneyed world to a post-money world, not some new way to make loads of money or be the acest bankster or whatever other crap you hear too many of all sorts indulging in. The solution to people beating you down is, too many say, to beat others down.

whole thing will be fleshed out asap



https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/16/us-sales-guns-ammunition-soar-amid-coronavirus-panic-buying
http://www.chris-floyd.com/[..]
https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/11/21/reports-of-war-crimes-in-iraq-and-afghanistan-highlight-the-failures-of-both-war/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBNeD57-RVg (Lowkey, hand on your gun)
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/19/covid-19-and-the-need-right-now-for-a-universal-basic-income/
https://consortiumnews.com/2020/03/18/china-locked-in-hybrid-war-with-us/