The Soviet Union was macro-bullshit par excellence.

"Madness is rare in individuals, but in groups, parties, nations, it is the rule," Nietzsche

Cross-strait paradox: China is 1 country until the moment it invades, because a country cannot invade itself. At that point Taiwan becomes an independent nation with its own destiny. Either way, China and Taiwan remain separate.

Presidents visit more foreign countries than states.

How to vote for mutual benefit of all society: pick the politician that takes the most accountability, the one who is willing to lose the most.

>Put simply, “the source of their interdependence was the network externalities that characterize international monetary arrangements,” just as people use the Microsoft Windows operating system, not because it is the most efficient, but because the majority of people use this system, which gives it an even greater superiority, leading to a steady increase in the number of users.

Personally, I suspect the myth of a primordial barter economy is rooted in some sort of Orientalism.

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David the King was grieve'd and move'd
He went to his chamber, his chamber and wept
And as he wept, he wept and said
Oh my son, oh my son
Would to God I had died
Would to God I had died
Would to God I had died
For thee, oh Absalom, my son, my son

@shi @oppen I enjoy it because I get to take credit for lengthy, trivial work instead of having to rack my brain on thorny bugs or theorizing on how to implement greenfield features. My company I work for just raised a new round with a half billion dollar valuation, before anyone clutches their pearls.

>The Cambridge University anthropologist Caroline Humphrey concludes, “No example of a barter economy, pure and simple, has ever been described, let alone the emergence from it of money. All available ethnography suggests that there never has been such a thing.”12

Enjoying insomnia because I get a chance to read at length

>Simplified libertarianism advocates “small government,” but in fact, a government’s accountability is more important than its scale.

2'en boosted

True luxury is mucking about Berlin just for a while

32 million views in 1 day: Navalny's own words proving Putin's illegal and immoral corruption from day 1 to today.

Turn on English subs.

Using mostly birdsite lately 😬

It's more interesting for crypto.

21st century is the century of finance

I can't stop listening to Stereolab help

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