Nudge

Nudge/Nudging — From the Thaler/Sunstein book, a framing of a social issue by governments or corporations that leads to a desired political or economic response. Nudging…

Widening Gyre

Widening Gyre — From the Yeats poem, a world where political polarization and economic disparities advance uncontrollably. Things Fall Apart Pt. 1

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros — From the Ionesco play, someone who is transformed into an unthinking brute, typically along political party lines. The Welding Shut of the American…

Narrative

Narrative —The overarching ideas and stories that shape how we understand new information. The Manifesto Narrative Machine — The use of natural language processing (NLP) technologies…

Missionary

Missionary — A famous person who creates common knowledge by stating something that everyone believes everyone else heard. A Game of Sentiment When Does the Story…

Meme

Meme — The building blocks of narrative; ideas with a virus-like lifecycle. This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Controlling Your Cartoon: Nike and…

The Long Now

The Long Now — The pulling forward of the future through debt and narrative to create a world where only the present matters. The Long…

Industrially Necessary

Industrially Necessary — The presentation of a necessary aspect of mass society as a desirable aspect of mass society. The Industrially Necessary Egg The Industrially…

Fiat News

Fiat News — The presentation of opinion as fact. Fiat Money, Fiat News The Fiat News Index

Raccoon

Raccoon – The scammers, con artists, hucksters, thieves and criminals who infest financial services. Too Clever by Half

Coyote

Coyote — Smart people who miss the forest for the trees. They excel at the local game, but fail the larger social game. Too Clever…

Common Knowledge

Common Knowledge — Information that everyone knows that everyone knows. Sheep Logic Harvey Weinstein and the Common Knowledge Game

Cartoon

Cartoon — The selective (re)presentation of a selective presentation of information. Virtue Signaling…Or Why Clinton is in Trouble The Icarus Moment

BITFD

BITFD — Burn. It. The. F#$k. Down. Our ET call for systemic change of society led from the bottom up. The Protection Racket pt1 Fell…