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We drown in facts and information, but still no action on so many issues.
I’m not sure Markstein understands capitalism.
Need an accent ague and an accent grave over the ‘e’ and the ‘a’ in “deja”. But, nice hat.
I’ll take a screenshot of that second panel for its hyperrealistic features.
A bit of the pot and the kettle here.
China does have voters on the local level. Like China, however, the United States also does not have voters on the national level, unless the electoral college counts as voters. I thought this latter point was learned when the elected president loses the “popular” vote, but still wins the presidency. One key difference to the systems, I think, is that anyone can run for president in the United States (like Trump), which is somehow considered to be a good thing.
That’s the power of definition. I have to struggle to teach kids this power, and here’s an adult who also just doesn’t get how words work. John Locke, for one among many, notes that words are signifiers for simple ideas (cats, tables, trees) and complex ideas (democracy, justice, virtue), the latter of which require definition by each individual. Infrastructure is a complex idea, so needs to be defined.
Living in China, I’ve had a different experience. I disagree about the average human statement. Seems to me that we are products of our cultures. The individualism of the west has gotten a bit out of hand, I think. Asian countries are a bit more community- and family-oriented on the whole and that seems to make a big difference. Here in Shanghai, if you go on the metro, for example, every one is wearing their mask as the rules indicate. When we had the quarantine, every one abided by the rules.