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Milton Friedman on Drug Legalisation

February 28, 2011 Leave a comment

While I have many issues with neo-liberal eCONomic ideas, this is one area where my views are very similar to those of Milton Friedman.

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This Style of “Therapy” Might Just Work

February 28, 2011 5 comments

Had to link to this article:

Talking to a stripped-down therapist to get to naked truth

There’s something about a naked woman that can make a man do strange things.Like discuss his feelings.

That’s the theory, at least, behind “naked therapy,” a new psychoanalytic tool not approved by any professional mental health association, but practiced right now by a 24-year-old New York City woman named Sarah White. “The goal is to show patients I have nothing to hide, and to encourage them to be more honest,” explains White. “For men in particular, seeing a naked woman can really help them focus, look deeply into themselves and speak their minds openly.” Sessions begin with White fully clothed. As the hour proceeds, she asks if the patient (who are, unsurprisingly, mostly male) minds if she removes her shirt. Then her skirt. Then her bra and underwear. The patient rarely minds.

Here is an obviously sanitized YouTube clip of her in action. I prefer to use Escorts for my far more physical, but similarly priced, therapeutic sessions.

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People Who Make More Than 500K per Year Are Dispensable Parasites

February 28, 2011 17 comments

Have you ever noticed something?

Everyone who currently makes more than 500K/ year is a rent seeking parasite who can be eliminated without any detriment to society?

Close to every single person who makes more than 10 times median income in every single population in human history made that much money through monopoly and rent-seeking rather than actual work, innovation or sheer luck.

Some of you might say- what about some doctors, athletes. lawyers or small time businessmen? My answer is- there are people with the same level of competence who can work for less. Moreover many professions such as lawyers, highly paid managers and corrupt small-time businessmen are a net drain on society.

Populations with total income inequalities of 20 times or median to top inequalities of 10 times are not stable because they allow for runaway rent seeking behavior and malinvestment which cripple a society’s ability to adapt to changing circumstances.. never mind create a lot of bad faith/ loss of social cohesion.

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