Posts by Tessa


And another thing. That statement about economic injustice being a case of scientifically justified social Darwinism, as inevitable as gravity, is nonsense in my opinion. Treating other humans (or nature, or anything) without respect is a choice. It is not a case of gravity. It is a case of successful bullying on a mass scale. For example. If you are a super duper powerful milti-dulti-billionaire, and you have an opportunity to build...

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Fervor with which “science” (okay, ‪#‎science‬) is sold as “the only objective reality” while being treated as a belief system (and, on a side note, used, like any other belief system, for self-identificaltion and bonding with people who share it), reminds me of early Christians (or, to be more precise, the image of early Christians in my mind Because, without that belief system tag, science is simply a set of...

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History of modern economy: You are a baker. You make a living by going to the market and selling your muffins. One day, you come to the market and there is a racketeer with a gun. He tells you, “You can continue selling your muffins but you have to give me 50% or you are dead”. Maybe you were in a fearful mood on that day. Maybe his gun was big. Maybe he threatened your child. Somebody got scared, somebody got bribed,...

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In order to get a better understanding of what I am dealing with, I am taking a course on the history of music business and legal practices related to it, and one thing is completely mind-blowing. No, the course doesn’t deal with what I am about to talk about, it’s just fascinating to trace the roots. If we take today, and rewind to a very long time ago, we will get to a time and a group of people who abandoned complex...

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Something caught my eye yesterday, an interesting juxtaposition with no judgment attached to it for now. I was reading one of those cookie cutter tech CEO interviews about streaming services / artist income / “future of profits, la, la, la”, and the guy predictably said something along the lines of, “It’s true that artists aren’t making as much money from streaming per se but they are getting marketing...

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