Quote notes (#88)

Charles Ponzi, call your IP lawyer. This is the kind of argument that makes sense when pursued without the distractions of STEM training:

… the humanities crisis is largely a positive feedback loop created by stressing out over economic outcomes. Research by government bureaus held that people who studied STEM disciplines had better employment prospects. As a result, state and federal education budgets consistently made these subjects a priority. Enrollment in the humanities slumped, and this made it more difficult for budding humanists and artists to succeed, not least because fewer and fewer jobs were available in the academy.

Humanists are being educated to teach the humanities in higher-education, why can’t anybody see there’s a model there that, like, could totally work?

June 7, 2014admin 10 Comments »
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  • Artxell Knaphni Says:

    Humanities, as a rubric, serves only as a vestigial reminder of the ‘human’. Its denigration indicates only that most species activity is ‘inhuman’. You should be pleased at the apparent hegemony of such ‘technocommercial’ functionality. Your own itinerary is an honest reflection of this.

    The containment of the culture of ‘subjective experience’, in the discourse of the human, serves multiple functions: the legitimation of what counts as ‘human’; various privilegings & tactical devaluations; the production of designed sentiment which can be weaved into business, Hollywood entertainment & politics, if there’s a difference.


    Posted on June 7th, 2014 at 5:04 pm Reply | Quote
  • Karl F. Boetel Says:

    As supply decreases, demand — also decreases. Create demand by creating supply.


    Anomaly UK Reply:

    There should be a name for that; sort of like a Giffen good, but different.

    “Addiction” comes close, but it’s not the product that creates its own demand, it’s the spending of money on the product.

    Ah, hang on. “bubble” seems to cover it.


    Posted on June 7th, 2014 at 5:54 pm Reply | Quote
  • peppermint Says:

    they’re still calling themselves humanists


    Karl F. Boetel Reply:

    I prefer “humanoids.”


    argus Reply:

    Or maybe C.H.U.D.’s.


    nydwracu Reply:



    Posted on June 7th, 2014 at 6:41 pm Reply | Quote
  • Quote notes (#88) | Reaction Times Says:

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    Posted on June 7th, 2014 at 7:58 pm Reply | Quote
  • VXXC Says:


    no, that’s Drugs. it doesn’t work in real life without drugs or subsidies.


    Posted on June 9th, 2014 at 10:21 pm Reply | Quote
  • VXXC Says:

    A duck told me we could demand reparations.

    The government and twitter tells me there’s a sky god who prints money.

    Have the Humaniods printed up some repawrayshuns cray-cray buxx and call it even.


    Posted on June 9th, 2014 at 10:24 pm Reply | Quote

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