“Author, Virginia Eubanks, explains to Chris Hedges how the goals of Victorian-era poorhouses have evolved with 21st Century high-tech to exert control and surveillance of needy, poor and homeless people. Eubanks is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University Albany, SUNY. She is the author of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police and Punish the Poor.”
01) Robert Sapolsky on Life and Free Will, interviewed by Pau Guinart
“Many books are just a proverb extended 300 pages. With that idea in mind, the PAU talks intend to offer a window for the Stanford intellectual community to express ideas in a nutshell. Simplex sigillum veri.
“The aphorism, the apothegm, are the forms of ‘eternity’; my ambition is to say in ten sentences what everyone else says in a book – what everyone else does not say in a book”
Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols”
It can be hard, warding off existential despair…especially when you believe you are just trapped, and have no meaning…or your meaning is robbed from you…
I live by the philosophy…that life is what you make of it…or what you comprehend it to be…
…and maybe this part of my life philosophy, is a product of many factors [social, natural and biological] which fall outside of my control…Maybe I don’t control, arriving at this conclusion…Maybe I just think that I’ve logically concluded this…
…But, I think it’s a good place to be at, no matter how I got here.
You cant control most things in life…if anything at all…
…If you arrive at a place where you sense personal control, however…you can at least gain some type of satisfaction in life.
01) The Billionaire Class is Not Fit to Rule – Paul Jay
“The ruling elites are creating a world where the majority of people suffer the consequences of the climate crisis and massive unemployment while the super-rich use artificial intelligence to save themselves – a commentary by TRNN’s Senior Editor”
01) The Pathology of the Rich – Chris Hedges on Reality Asserts Itself (1/2)
“On RAI with Paul Jay, Chris Hedges discusses the psychology of the super rich; their sense of entitlement, the dehumanization of workers, and mistaken belief that their wealth will insulate them from the coming storms”
01) How Parents Of Baby Boomers Felt About Their Kids
“As many of my subscribers know, this is a clip from my 6 part PBS documentary series, making sense of the 60s. I loved talking with experts and authors and parents who raise kids at the time where I was a kid. I learned a lot. Most of this section is about the experience that parents had in white middle-class America. Another section of my documentary deals with the experience that black parents and black kids had.
A quote from Hesiod, 8th Century BC “I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on frivolous youth of today, for certainly all youth are reckless beyond words. When I was young, we were taught to be discreet and respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint – David Hoffman”