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David Sipress - At odds

David Sipress – At odds

 

the solution

the solution

 

Leunig cable life

Leunig cable life

 

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A little huntsman on my Frangipani tree

 

Hugh MacLeod – Care more!

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Toothpastefordinner Graphic Designer Love

Toothpastefordinner Graphic Designer Love


Karl Valentin (1882-1948) was a Munich comedian, cabaret performer, clown, author and film producer. He had significant influence on German Weimar culture. Valentin starred in silent films in the 1920s, and was sometimes called the Charlie Chaplin of Germany.


@NeinQuarterly is just plain brülliant:

A subject and a verb walk into a bar. They have a disagreement. They walks out.

Ontology = what the fuck?
Epistemology = why the fuck?
Phenomenology = the fuck.

what the fuck? = Research question.
how the fuck? = Methodology.
those fucks = Literature review.

A gentle reminder that ö is the German emoticon used to express shock at your ignorance of dialectical materialism.

At Starbucks I order under the name Godot. Then leave.

yes or no = logic.
yes and no = dialectics.
yes and no and yes = love.

When I read Borges, I want to be Argentine. When I read Dante, I want to be Italian. When I read Kafka, I want to be Borges reading Dante.

Arranging my books by those I’ve not read, those I’ve lied to others about having read, and those I’ll lie to myself about some day reading.

In the future, papers will be graded with an LOL, LOL+, LOL-, or wtf.

When capitalism ends, every day will feel like Friday. Until Monday.

Why the fuck? = philosophy.
When the fuck? = history.
The fuck? = philosophy of history.

Look at me. = Instagram.
Look at my cats. = Facebook.
Look at my grammar. = Twitter.

If you’d like an answer, ask a question. If you’d like a question, ask a philosopher.

The German “also” does not mean “also.” It means: “Pay close attention, for I am about to berate you at length.”

Rainer the Red-Nosed Maria Rilke.

If you can’t remember if God is dead, you might have amnietzsche.

Sorry, paradigm: shift happens.

Deformation follows dysfunction.

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Universal Basic Income

From the Ethics Centre: A quick review of the topic of Universal Basic Income (UBI) – the idea of a regular and liveable payment with no strings attached – no exchange of labour or goods.

The idea of a UBI has deep historical roots. In Thomas More’s Utopia, published in 1516, he writes that instead of punishing a poor person who steals bread, “it would be far more to the point to provide everyone with some means of livelihood, so that nobody’s under the frightful necessity of becoming, first a thief, and then a corpse”.

Over three hundred years later, John Stuart Mill also supported the concept in Principles of Political Economy, arguing that “a certain minimum [income] assigned for subsistence of every member of the community, whether capable of labour or not” would give the poor an opportunity to lift themselves out of poverty.

In the 20th century, the UBI gained support from a diverse array of thinkers for very different reasons. Martin Luther King, for instance, saw a guaranteed payment as a way to uphold human rights in the face of poverty, while Milton Friedman understood it as a viable economic alternative to state welfare.

Would a UBI encourage laziness?

Read the answer here: Ethics.org.au/on-ethics/blog/may-2018/ethics-explainer-universal-basic-income

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