Neoliberalism and the self-harm faithful People of the earth [Part III] Louisiana is the major ground for Hochschild’s research. There, most of the people she meets – and gets to like –are hunters, fishers, cookers of their catch; lovers, ostensibly, of nature. And yet, tales of environmental woe [NATURE DESPOILED] abound in their world: ‘But … Continue reading Thoughts on reading ‘Strangers in their own land’ by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Thoughts on reading ‘Strangers in their own land’ by Arlie Russell Hochschild
Neoliberalism and the self-harm faithful PART II - The Great Paradox What Arlie Russell Hochschild calls the "Great Paradox" might itself spring from our difficulty in determining exactly what POPULISM is [or of what political wing; right or left, it is]. Populism has been both of or at least partially of the ‘left’ – the … Continue reading Thoughts on reading ‘Strangers in their own land’ by Arlie Russell Hochschild
What activities do you lose yourself in? Many. Thank the celestial teapot that bushranging isn't one of them.
Commentary on ‘Strangers in Their Own Land’
Neoliberalism and the self-harm faithful An introduction I’ve been exercising what passes for my mind with THE GREAT DIVIDE that currently occupies much of the debate about the state of the [American] nation. Forgive my anything but slick allusion to that address given by the US president, but it’s almost incumbent on anyone with an … Continue reading Commentary on ‘Strangers in Their Own Land’
What is your middle name? Does it carry any special meaning/significance? My understanding is that John is either the first or second most common second name for my first, Stephen. So it has no special meaning other than its commonality. And maybe that's significant?
The superannuation fat cats farce
Pascoe is pretty good on this subject. Dutton remains a bad cosmic joke. https://thenewdaily.com.au/opinion/2023/03/11/michael-pascoe-peter-dutton-tax/
A teacher reviews The Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BNH2VV19 [ Year 8 Coordinator BSHS ] Marie K’s review of Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1 'I enjoyed the read; age appropriate language for years 5-8, entertaining and written like a conversation. I think the illustrations were appropriate for me but maybe could be simpler for yr 5/6 students (add colour???). I am … Continue reading A teacher reviews The Big Fat YES debate[s] – Book 1
Music and art and Mathematics
Integration This little gem on Escher: he 'heard Bach’s Goldberg Variations [and] his mind snapped onto its own gift for rendering meaning through form. Enthralled by Bach’s music, by its mathematical figures & motives repeating back to front & up and down, by “a compelling rhythm, a cadence, in search of a certain endlessness”, Escher … Continue reading Music and art and Mathematics
Do I want to save capitalism?
While reading Robert Reich's SAVING CAPITALISM Have discovered over recent months and via The Guardian and other publications, one Robert Reich. Reich is 'an American professor, author, lawyer, and political commentator' who 'worked in the administrations of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, and served as Secretary of Labor from 1993 to 1997 in the … Continue reading Do I want to save capitalism?
Extract from book 3 of The Big Fat YES debate[s] These books are designed for clever 10 to 13 year olds (that's all of them) and the odd thinking adult. Just what is overpopulation? Overpopulation is a word that gets all its meaning from the over bit. Population is good, so the story goes, unless … Continue reading Overpopulation