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Monday, September 28 - 1:58amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Michael, especially for the link to your blogpost. I just want to note a connection between the sine and cosine curves in the Cartesian plane versus a combination of them, Euler's Formula, eix = cos x + i sin x, in the complex (imaginary) plane, where it becomes a circle rather than a wave. You show in your blogpost a special case of Euler's Formula, often called Euler's Identity.

 

 

     

  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complex_plane

 

Euler's Formula is often called the most elegant equation in mathematics (link).

 

(Edited by Merlin Jetton on 9/28, 4:00am)

 

(Edited by Merlin Jetton on 9/29, 2:18am)



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Wednesday, September 30 - 2:45amSanction this postReply
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A socialist’s view of the self-employed

Dependent Rational Animals #1



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Thursday, October 1 - 2:30pmSanction this postReply
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Would it make any sense to say that a person is exploiting his or her inner child?



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Thursday, October 1 - 8:20pmSanction this postReply
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What you describe - exploitation of the inner child -- is alienation. In his early career, Nathaniel Branden denied the validity of the concept. However, in The Disowned Self, he found the concept useful.

For two quick overviews of the intersection of Marxism and Freudian psychoanalysis, I found these:

 

Marxism, Psychoanalysis and Reality by Erich Fromm 1966
https://www.marxists.org/archive/fromm/works/1966/psychoanalysis.htm

And, of course, Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freudo-Marxism



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Friday, October 2 - 4:03amSanction this postReply
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Thanks, Michael. I went to Amazon to see if The Disowned Self was there with the Look Inside feature. Said feature was not. Anyway, the prices for the hardbound edition and earlier paperback edition surprised me. 

 

Hardcover                               Paperback
7 Used from $74.16                1 Used from $1,008.00
1 New from $920.99               1 New from $890.00

 

I checked my bookshelf to see if I had a copy of The Disowned Self that I might sell. Unlucky me. 



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Friday, October 2 - 4:04amSanction this postReply
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Dependent Rational Animals #2

 


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Monday, October 5 - 3:36amSanction this postReply
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Dependent Rational Animals #3

 


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Saturday, October 10 - 2:48amSanction this postReply
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Nobel Laureate on the Morality of Markets

The V.P. Debate -- NY Times



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Tuesday, October 27 - 5:02amSanction this postReply
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Black Rednecks and White Liberals #1

Black Rednecks and White Liberals #2


Wokeness - Andrew Sullvan

Hyperbole, truthfulness, half-truths, lying, Donald Trump, Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s public option

 

 

(Edited by Merlin Jetton on 10/27, 5:03am)



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Tuesday, October 27 - 2:09pmSanction this postReply
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Thanks. Nice writing. Just to say, though, the fact of Black culture today being an adoption of White southern culture is well-known. It was a social fact in sociology and criminology classes for me in college (2005-2010). So, it is not a special revelation known to conservatives and denied by liberals. It depends on whom you ask. Different people have different inventories of knowledge. As for slavery, it was a "peculiar institution" in the American south. In the other times and places you mention, slavery was not an extra-legal status. In Making Big Money in 1600, Nellie Hannah tells of a Bosnian slave woman in Cairo who sued in court three men who tried to cut her out of a deal she brokered for her owner. At that time no free, noble, or royal woman in London or Paris would have had the same right. In the United States, "Black Laws" of the 1830 took away the rights of free Negroes. In the early colonial era, before slavery was economically important, one theory of law was that you could be born free to a slave: slavery was not an inherited status. It was just one idea of one time and place. So, as you say, it was complicated. But it was certainly contrary to theory that all men are created equal.

 

Ever read Gone With the Wind? I could not finish it, but I found her view the cracker family revealing. For one thing, they were culturally defined by their poor grammar: "should of" for "should have."

 

(Edited by Michael Marotta on 10/27, 2:11pm)



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Tuesday, November 3 - 8:45amSanction this postReply
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Science of Nerdiness; Statistics

A Metaphysics for Freedom #1



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