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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Political Cynicism

    by , 10-03-2015 at 08:02 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)

    1. An inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; skepticism.
    "Public cynicism about politics"
    Synonyms: skepticism, doubt, distrust, mistrust, suspicion, disbelief.
    pessimism, negativity, world-weariness, disenchantment

    2. A school of ancient Greek philosophers, the Cynics.

    I will confess ...
  2. Great Cons

    by , 10-16-2013 at 06:21 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    The passage of the Senate bill to end the shutdown brought to mind other confidence games; the whole shutdown was a scam; it was just some troublesome children making life inconvenient for other people. But that scam was nothing compared to the great scams of the past, and Ponzi doesn’t even deserve this much of a mention, but the financial industry has been responsible for some good ones. The insurance crisis that led to the Great Recession was a good one, but it never fooled any except the silliest ...

    Updated 10-16-2013 at 06:33 PM by PeterL