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Consumerism - YouTube
self-interested individual
selfish economic interest - Adam Smith
Consumerism  Consumer  hyper  individualism  identity  Adam  Smith  Capitalism  self-exploitation  economic  history 
december 2018 by asterisk2a
How the humble potato fuelled the rise of liberal capitalism
Enlightened eating

Today’s somewhat uneasy marriage of public health and individual choice is the result of new ideas that emerged during the Enlightenment. During the 18th century, states across Europe began to rethink the bases of national wealth and strength. At the heart of these new ideas was a new appreciation of what we would now call public health. Whereas in earlier centuries rulers wished to prevent famines that might cause public unrest, in the 18th century, politicians became increasingly convinced that national strength and economic prowess required more than an obedient population disinclined to riot.
public  health  national  security  chronic  sick  population  premature  ageing  Military–industrial  complex  food  profit  maximisation  lobby  NHS  budget  big  pharma  prevention  Adam  Smith  addiction  CVD  Cancer  diabetes  Disabled  Productivity  output  gap  care  demand  obesity  overweight  hypertension  Stroke  heart  attack 
august 2017 by asterisk2a
Revealed: how US billionaire helped to back Brexit | Politics | The Guardian
It has emerged that Robert Mercer, a hedge-fund billionaire, who helped to finance the Trump campaign and who was revealed this weekend as one of the owners of the rightwing Breitbart News Network, is a long-time friend of Nigel Farage. He directed his data analytics firm to provide expert advice to the Leave campaign on how to target swing voters via Facebook – a donation of services that was not declared to the electoral commission. [[...] see Adam Curtis interview about Big Data & Facebook (history), it can't imagine a Utopia bc limitations of present conversation build on the past! Always reverting to the past "do you like this, then read this" >> https://youtu.be/tVx3lt8ZKHw?t=30m38s - engineering systems seek stability, status quo, this is the the internet, facebook , filter bubble granulare blasen (book granular). cant imagine future never existed and personal growth. donald trump, usa got donald, bc the internet knows what USA are. same with brexit.
Brexit  DonaldTrump  Donald  Trump  Big  Data  Facebook  presidential  election  2016  Utopia  Bernie  Sanders  Jeremy  Corbyn  Universal  Basic  Income  book  Bundestagswahl  2017  Adam  Curtis  HyperNormalisation 
february 2017 by asterisk2a
Public Lecture by Professor Niall Ferguson 2013-04-09 - YouTube
[6 Killer Apps - youtu.be/xpnFeyMGUs8 ] Degeneration and Regeneration after the GFC // interlude: Margaret Thatcher, the power of ideas in public office, in politics: Nature of freedom, economic freedom & other freedoms. Hayek & Adam Smith // The Great Degeneration (new Book 2013). Theme: The role of institutions in the creation and preservation of freedom. // GFC = "The slight depression." Avoided Great Depression like scenario by policy response (reflation) different to previous history. Talks abt equity market levels back 2 pre-2007 levels. EQUITY/(financial) ASSET PRICES. Bank Bailout! But NOT reached (real economy) escape velocity! Proper recovery! Under Keynes it should be an admission of defeat (bc lack of fiscal stimulus)! Is a sub-plot in the story of western decline! Great reconvergence of west & the rest of the world. // &! youtu.be/VVsP2X4kuA8 &! importance of civil institutions - youtu.be/8RB7Ah95RM4 bit.ly/1NqF7am &! youtu.be/kXTjj9NQKYo &! youtu.be/tyYTChxYAQ4
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september 2015 by asterisk2a
Meet the Drapers! From top of the military industrial complex to reality cable in four generations | PandoDaily
[...] It was a diverse crowd, by some metrics: [...] But, in a crowd of over a hundred minglers, I counted no more than 10 women. I found myself talking to one of them, an event planner down from San Francisco to pick up tips, who told me that when she’d come down the steps, she felt like she’d entered a frat party. [...] As Marc Benioff told Kara Swisher during a very different fireside chat at the Lesbians Who Tech Summit [...], the responsibility for improving Silicon Valley’s gender ratio lies most heavily with early stage startups, whose formative hiring decisions will cement the culture as the company grows. [...] simply carrying on family tradition with their manly pursuits. [...] they’re doing little to challenge the nepotism and overwhelming maleness that has long been core to how Silicon Valley does business.
Draper  Associates  Silicon  Valley  Tim  Draper  Venture  Capital  diversity  Adam  Draper 
april 2015 by asterisk2a

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