I’m a moral nihilist… or maybe a moral egoist or… well maybe I haven’t got a clue. Reading about meta-ethics and ethics is a huge brain scramble. The more you read the more you think you are wrong and get confused. Then you think there are philosophers who spend their lives in universities thinking about these things and they might be wrong and you wonder if you aren’t just stroking your ego thinking you can figure it out. But then again, some of us, can’t just get up in the morning and live out our days without asking, “why?” Maybe we have a psychological disorder or maybe we are a different species or maybe we are just apes that evolved a little too intelligent to deal with the absurdity and pointlessness of it all. Or maybe Ayn Rand was right about EVERYTHING, we are all living in evil error, and we should all try to be John Galt.
Am I clogging up tumblr? I’m ever so indifferent.
Have you ever actually gone back and looked at economic predictions? Most of them are wrong. So why keep listening? Figure out who is accurate and listen to them. Better yet, learn Austrian economics and figure it out yourself.
Lifting is actually a higher brain activity. My rational brain decides to do it. There is nothing instinctual about the activity. The instinct from pain that it induces is to stop, but you transcend it because you have a higher goal. This ability to engage in higher rational conscious action using our cerebral cortex is in my view one of the unique characteristics of being human. I love it.
This is a really great speech. You hear mainstream economists crying, ‘no one could have seen this coming!’ Poppycock! They don’t want to admit they got it wrong and the ‘crazy’ Austrians got it right. They laugh at the Austrians even to this day and yet they never get anything right. The Austrians routinely get it right. They won’t however give exact numbers or exact dates, as they shouldn’t because you can’t know those things, but they can give predictions about what necessarily must happen eventually and they do.
In 2006 Peter Schiff tells over 1000 mortgage brokers they are about to be out of jobs. Watch how he completely nails the coming real estate/mortgage debacle before anyone else even realized it was coming.
The Austrians would say it like this, ‘Scarcity of women leads to a lower time preference for men.’