Free Exchange, Free Markets

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: An ideological theory against "capitalism or state" renders socialism pure an simple. Just an unproven theory with attempts but only rendering the "people" slaves to the "head...

Imagination

This is an answer to a comment posted by skip1957: skip1957 wrote: doesn't it depend upon what your thinking about? Ron Allen answers: If thinking were not a fiction, then we would stop thinking. 

Imagination

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: Why is thinking a fiction? Ron Allen answers: What else can thinking be, if not fiction? 

Wage Jobs

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: Both the employer and employee are in reality both employees. Ron Allen answers: This statement obscures more than it reveals. There is an important...

Imagination

As a species, human beings live by imagination.  Thinking is a necessary fiction which helps us to live, to make, to adapt, to alter, and to thrive. It has been said that imagination is unspoiled instinct.

Language

We express our understanding in words.  We tell what we know through a shared language.  We also come to know what we know through our shared language. Language is principally assertion.  Language is primarily predication.  The primary...

Understanding

Proposition:  An essential aspect of human beings is that we try to understand the world. We understand the world in different ways, but understanding the world is a very unique characteristic of human nature.  Understanding is a part of our...

Wage Jobs

This is an answer to a comment posted by livefromchina: livefromchina wrote: Isn´t it somehow about attitude? Ron Allen answers: Employment is all about attitude.  I do not believe in capitalism, but I do believe in both ...

Wage Jobs

This is an answer to a comment posted by jimw: jimw wrote: Ron, From what I gather in your statement the employee should just come to work, punch the clock, do just what is necessary to get by [both production and quality], punch out,...

Wage Jobs

This is an answer to a comment posted by Amen: Amen wrote: There is a point that you are both missing. A worker can take ownership both literally and figuratively by exercising stock options or otherwise being compensated with stock in the...

Wage Jobs

This is an answer to a comment posted by TomasSISI: TomasSISI wrote: I never heard that expression; A worker should take ownership of one's job. What does it mean? Unless one works for himself, how can he take over ownership? Ron...

Science and Prejudice

This is an answer to two comments posted by williamemills41: williamemills41 wrote: The way you pull the comments and put them in the posting tends to lose something in the translation. No, oranges do not cause cancer, the point was if...

Democracy and Socialism

Every really-existing democracy is a pseudo-democracy.  Every really-existing socialism is a pseudo-socialism.  Democracy and socialism do not yet exist in the modern world. 

Language

Through language we inherit a uniformly accepted designation of things and actions. Language is nothing more than an adequate reflection of reality, or a competent reading of reality.  Language is a sufficient, but minimal indication of actual...

Consensus Reality

When we perceive reality what we are perceiving is normal, expected reality.  We perceive what we expect to perceive.  We see what we believe, or what we assume is there. Reality is common-sense reality, conventional reality, customary reality. ...

Ideas

Proposition:  An idea that is not verbalized, or expressed is no idea at all.  An unvoiced idea is no idea at all.  A wordless, nameless idea does not exist. 

Knowledge

Proposition:  Knowledge implies communicability.                                                                     <><><><><><><> "All knowledge resolves itself into probability." --...

Language

We are born into a world which is already linguistic.  The naming has already taken place. The world we are born into is a linguistic construct.  The world is a collective and communal lingual composition. Every existing language is a...

Science and Prejudice

This is an answer to a comment posted by williamemills41: williamemills41 wrote: How's it go? Follow the money. The orange growers say it doesn't. The apple growers say it does. Who "donates" the most money to the scientists?   Ron...

Science and Prejudice

This is an answer to a comment posted by williamemills41: williamemills41 wrote: I've posted it before, you take 2 scientists in the top of their field, give them a state of the art laboratory and a billion dollar grant, for one to prove...

Past, Present, Future

We are used to the idea of the past as causal.  The past generates, or generated the present.  Can we say that the future is causal?  Can the present result from the future? Is there a causal connection between the future and the present, as...

Maya

This is an answer to a comment posted by Morfo: Morfo wrote: Word Maya has roots in different cultures...Greek, South America, Egypt, India. Illusion is not only in what we believe but everything that surround us. Ron Allen answers: ...

Language

This is an answer to a comment posted by Morfo: Morfo wrote: Language is an imporant part of the history and culture and that means that it's also a part of the past and not only the presence. Ron Allen answers: Language is a...

Science and Prejudice

Proposition:  Contrary to what most of us believe, science is not prejudice-free.  We have been wrongly educated to believe that science is without prejudice.  Every science is the captive of prejudice, including political science and economic...

Landscape as Mindscape

Proposition:  What we routinely see as an objective landscape may properly be viewed as a subjective mindscape.