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  • Friederich Hayek « Liam McHugh-Russell
    are not made of people or of computers or of actions or of anything at all but simply exist as universal ambient calculating devices receiving and sending inputs and outputs without requiring any actual interface with the consuming accumulating subject We cannot learn anything about our wants which have no where we can learn only about how to feed them anywhere and only through the market which is everywhere Now this is almost but not quite hyperbole it is not per se that e g the work of economic geographers is irrelevant There is lip service in the probabilistic characterization of futures in terms of states of the world that will determine the payouts from those assets to the fact that these states will actually come to occur in a world But the value of the state is in its realized income not in the world You can want to watch a Tahitian sunset but the existence of Tahiti is irrelevant reproducible peripheral The bodies actions performance work interpretations decisions all these from within the perspective of the system are obscene And what is place but a gathering of bodies and actions a complex of work and implementation a site of interpretation and decision an entangled jumble doubly obscene An abomination of unpriced value If you are a Volkswagen executive the question is not what planet you will live on The question is how the risk weighted discounted future cost of getting caught impacts on the firm s share value and how the risk weighted discounted future impact on share value of doing it anyway impacts on your present net worth You must think against the planet as place There is no planet all states after all have their dollar price When there is no more earth we will simply

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  • Gary Becker « Liam McHugh-Russell
    are not made of people or of computers or of actions or of anything at all but simply exist as universal ambient calculating devices receiving and sending inputs and outputs without requiring any actual interface with the consuming accumulating subject We cannot learn anything about our wants which have no where we can learn only about how to feed them anywhere and only through the market which is everywhere Now this is almost but not quite hyperbole it is not per se that e g the work of economic geographers is irrelevant There is lip service in the probabilistic characterization of futures in terms of states of the world that will determine the payouts from those assets to the fact that these states will actually come to occur in a world But the value of the state is in its realized income not in the world You can want to watch a Tahitian sunset but the existence of Tahiti is irrelevant reproducible peripheral The bodies actions performance work interpretations decisions all these from within the perspective of the system are obscene And what is place but a gathering of bodies and actions a complex of work and implementation a site of interpretation and decision an entangled jumble doubly obscene An abomination of unpriced value If you are a Volkswagen executive the question is not what planet you will live on The question is how the risk weighted discounted future cost of getting caught impacts on the firm s share value and how the risk weighted discounted future impact on share value of doing it anyway impacts on your present net worth You must think against the planet as place There is no planet all states after all have their dollar price When there is no more earth we will simply

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  • ideology « Liam McHugh-Russell
    are not made of people or of computers or of actions or of anything at all but simply exist as universal ambient calculating devices receiving and sending inputs and outputs without requiring any actual interface with the consuming accumulating subject We cannot learn anything about our wants which have no where we can learn only about how to feed them anywhere and only through the market which is everywhere Now this is almost but not quite hyperbole it is not per se that e g the work of economic geographers is irrelevant There is lip service in the probabilistic characterization of futures in terms of states of the world that will determine the payouts from those assets to the fact that these states will actually come to occur in a world But the value of the state is in its realized income not in the world You can want to watch a Tahitian sunset but the existence of Tahiti is irrelevant reproducible peripheral The bodies actions performance work interpretations decisions all these from within the perspective of the system are obscene And what is place but a gathering of bodies and actions a complex of work and implementation a site of interpretation and decision an entangled jumble doubly obscene An abomination of unpriced value If you are a Volkswagen executive the question is not what planet you will live on The question is how the risk weighted discounted future cost of getting caught impacts on the firm s share value and how the risk weighted discounted future impact on share value of doing it anyway impacts on your present net worth You must think against the planet as place There is no planet all states after all have their dollar price When there is no more earth we will simply

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  • Irving Fisher « Liam McHugh-Russell
    are not made of people or of computers or of actions or of anything at all but simply exist as universal ambient calculating devices receiving and sending inputs and outputs without requiring any actual interface with the consuming accumulating subject We cannot learn anything about our wants which have no where we can learn only about how to feed them anywhere and only through the market which is everywhere Now this is almost but not quite hyperbole it is not per se that e g the work of economic geographers is irrelevant There is lip service in the probabilistic characterization of futures in terms of states of the world that will determine the payouts from those assets to the fact that these states will actually come to occur in a world But the value of the state is in its realized income not in the world You can want to watch a Tahitian sunset but the existence of Tahiti is irrelevant reproducible peripheral The bodies actions performance work interpretations decisions all these from within the perspective of the system are obscene And what is place but a gathering of bodies and actions a complex of work and implementation a site of interpretation and decision an entangled jumble doubly obscene An abomination of unpriced value If you are a Volkswagen executive the question is not what planet you will live on The question is how the risk weighted discounted future cost of getting caught impacts on the firm s share value and how the risk weighted discounted future impact on share value of doing it anyway impacts on your present net worth You must think against the planet as place There is no planet all states after all have their dollar price When there is no more earth we will simply

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  • Midas « Liam McHugh-Russell
    are not made of people or of computers or of actions or of anything at all but simply exist as universal ambient calculating devices receiving and sending inputs and outputs without requiring any actual interface with the consuming accumulating subject We cannot learn anything about our wants which have no where we can learn only about how to feed them anywhere and only through the market which is everywhere Now this is almost but not quite hyperbole it is not per se that e g the work of economic geographers is irrelevant There is lip service in the probabilistic characterization of futures in terms of states of the world that will determine the payouts from those assets to the fact that these states will actually come to occur in a world But the value of the state is in its realized income not in the world You can want to watch a Tahitian sunset but the existence of Tahiti is irrelevant reproducible peripheral The bodies actions performance work interpretations decisions all these from within the perspective of the system are obscene And what is place but a gathering of bodies and actions a complex of work and implementation a site of interpretation and decision an entangled jumble doubly obscene An abomination of unpriced value If you are a Volkswagen executive the question is not what planet you will live on The question is how the risk weighted discounted future cost of getting caught impacts on the firm s share value and how the risk weighted discounted future impact on share value of doing it anyway impacts on your present net worth You must think against the planet as place There is no planet all states after all have their dollar price When there is no more earth we will simply

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  • Don’t ask your female students to babysit for you « Liam McHugh-Russell
    push along their academic career They rely on you for reference letters not only for subsequent degrees and future job applications but also for funding applications internal national or international occasionally conferences and symposia There may be a collection of departmental administrative tasks you are required to fulfill on his or her behalf You are expected in every case to help usher your student s research project toward completion which involves at minimum signing off once it has reached a stage where it can be read by others academics but might also include if the student is fortunate reading drafts discussing roadblocks and suggesting paths for further research Often bless them these students will look up to you or admire you or at the very least admire your work But even if you have ended up together by chance from the perspective of the student you essentially act as a monopolistic supplier of a large number of very important services It would be easy at this point to lapse into an overdetermined analogy of the economics of service provision between you and your students overpricing of services under inadequate levels of competition what could be accounted for as an underpricing of their services in the resulting barter relationship or equivalently as a mispricing of the services that they would provide to you Luckily there is a much easier way to explain the resulting conflict of interest The dynamic the two of you face is this your students depends on you to say yes to a number of requests that they might make of you over the space of a year or longer and every no that greets a request you make of them will inevitably cast the shadow of some potential no from you no matter how remote The relationship between you and your students is not reciprocal cannot be Yet the logic of reciprocation I scratch your back you scratch mine is hard to shake and harder to deny You may want to believe that a student s refusal to do some task for you or their decision to quit a task halfway through might have no effect on your treatment of them as a supervisor But if so you should ask yourself of your past and current students of those who have done work for you and those who haven t which you know more about have spent more time with or feel generosity for In part the worst aspects of this dynamic can be avoided by the steps identified above opening the job to all the students in the department including details about the nature of the work and discussing it with candidates before hiring someone If the work involves substantive research then it is likely that your own charges are likely to not only be most qualified but also most interested Yet work that involves substantive research is also least likely to be a bad deal and therefore minimizes the chance that the student will feel

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  • Unthinkable « Liam McHugh-Russell
    competition the only method by which such co ordination can be adequately brought about One begins to understand in reading the neoliberal canon just what Strauss and his gang were on about when they suggested given the low likelihood that authors of Hayek s intelligence might accidentally contradict themselves so starkly that the only reasonable reading is one that receives such glaring errors as a demand to read between the lines in a search for what the author might really mean The unthinkable alternative of course would be that Hayek was a fool and one whose thinking has somehow come to seem inevitable October 1st 2015 Tags esoteric reading Hayek Leo Strauss neoliberalism road to serfdom Category culture economics politics Leave a Reply Cancel reply Name required Email will not be published required Website You can use these HTML tags a href title abbr title acronym title b blockquote cite cite code del datetime em i q cite s strike strong Find Read This apophenia Epicurean Dealmaker Freddie de Boer interfluidity JW Mason Lazenby n 1 Three Toed Sloth Recent Posts Brats Neoliberalism in One Image Rule Thyself What we think they should want Annihilation Tags academia Alan Johnson America

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  • esoteric reading « Liam McHugh-Russell
    the very complexity of the division of labour under modern conditions which makes competition the only method by which such co ordination can be adequately brought about One begins to understand in reading the neoliberal canon just what Strauss and his gang were on about when they suggested given the low likelihood that authors of Hayek s intelligence might accidentally contradict themselves so starkly that the only reasonable reading is one that receives such glaring errors as a demand to read between the lines in a search for what the author might really mean The unthinkable alternative of course would be that Hayek was a fool and one whose thinking has somehow come to seem inevitable October 1st 2015 Tags esoteric reading Hayek Leo Strauss neoliberalism road to serfdom Category culture economics politics Leave a comment Find Read This apophenia Epicurean Dealmaker Freddie de Boer interfluidity JW Mason Lazenby n 1 Three Toed Sloth Recent Posts Brats Neoliberalism in One Image Rule Thyself What we think they should want Annihilation Tags academia Alan Johnson America andrew schank anthropology art authoritarianmism Benjamin Wild Pugsley blogs boston review Bruce Bartlett business Canada Cathy Davidson CBC cities collective bargaining communications conference corporations democracy

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