Tag Archive | Creative Thought

In Formation?

“[What information consumes is] the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention.” This quote is attributed to Herbert Simon, a 1978 Nobel winner in economics. I saw it recently and my mind starting wandering… The quote seems to be a clever comment about the overabundance of information (much […]

A Voice In The Wilderness

The American Dream is an illusion. It’s a creative illusion, but an illusion nontheless. The concept of “American exceptionalism” is about as sane as walking naked through Alaska with a small oil lamp in the middle of a tempest and expecting to stay warm. To believe in this pathetic illusion of American exceptionalism is to […]

Fear Sells, But You Don’t Have To Buy…

People all over the world embrace the chains around their hearts and minds. For many this bondage appears, unfortunately, to be stronger than their love of fellow human beings. Until this changes, they will not be free. As a matter of fact, most people don’t even understand what freedom actually is. William Shakespeare said something […]

Language: Do You Use It Or Are You Used By It?

Language. We all use it every day, but how many of us realize when we are beingĀ used by it? Does that sound like a silly idea to you? The “elitist” corporate rulers know how to use language to redirect other peoples’ money into their possession, avoid paying taxes on that money and divert the attention […]