Monthly Archives: January 2015

22. BAT Start your own business – a mental experiment [Thor]

Imag­ine that you are start­ing a new busi­ness. What would it be? Why did you choose it? Why would you choose a per­son­al enter­prise over work­ing for some­body else (or why wouldn’t you)? What rewards would you be look­ing for? What per­son­al costs would you be pre­pared to tol­er­ate? Would you attempt it alone, or would you look for partner(s)? What are the ways you could fund such a star­tup? Would it be local, or seek a wider mar­ket? .

 

21. BAT Is the “white noise” of daily media distraction deliberate social control, or just modernity out of control? [Thor]

Every­one has only 24 hours in a day. In many coun­tries the sheer strug­gle to sur­vive occu­pies most wak­ing hours. In some oth­ers, any “free think­ing time” is care­ful­ly manip­u­lat­ed by state direct­ed activ­i­ties, pro­pa­gan­da and cen­sor­ship. A pos­si­ble third mod­el is that rul­ing elites and gov­ern­ments may pre­vent crit­i­cism by dis­tract­ing the main pop­u­la­tion with sports, enter­tain­ment and end­less triv­ial ‘news’.