A long day of reading. A long day of studying college course curricula from a dozen large universities. A long day of discovering that far too many feign scientific methods, and deliver theology. (No, really.)
The university has become a vehicle for tradesmen. It is almost impossible to obtain a meaningful education. And worse, that it’s almost impossible to find courses where you can actually learn synthesis rather than (trivial) analysis. All the while, the American work place craves individuals who can synthesize and critique – solving problems in millions of meetings, held every day, where common dialogs, presentations and rhetoric are filled with sophistry and error, negating the speaker’s position. Confusion, deception, politics ensue, and sometimes shouting. All for want of basic understanding.
I used to wonder, if we invented time travel, who was the one person you’d want to kill? And I thought it was Napoleon, because he ruined Europe. Or maybe Zoroaster, for creating scriptural monotheism. But today, I think it’s Rothschild.
We traded god and miracles for government and probabilism. And given the history of probability’s use in financial markets, it has the same record as magic and divinity: a failure.
The technology of probability employed for political purposes, in the course of credit, is the new magic or miracles, or divine command.