Go Gadget

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MMT would have it, that `government debt` is equal to `personal savings` … that meaning that the more government debt, the more savings (in the form of government-bonds) the private sector own).
This chart seems to show that war makes people rich.
The idea must be that in a war, you save your money by not buying nice things~?

This is monthly … a trillion every five months.

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The flipside

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`Nature` and `Nurture` (genetics and societal forces) are the two faces of the determinism coin.

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I have just finished reading (listening to) the second book in the Stieg Larsson series featuring Lisbeth Salander (the girl with the dragon tattoo).

It looks like it is heading for a court-case in book three.

The story from book two –

Lisbeth’s father is a defected Russian, who was two main things –
1. Very useful to the Swedish Government.
2. A brute who beat (eventually to death) Lisbeth’s mother.

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To hide the status of the father, the Swedish Government put Lisbeth away in an asylum when she was 12 (after she attacked her father).

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Lisbeth has some sort of `Asperger Syndrome` which makes her good at maths, but not so hot at chatting with people.

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Lisbeth was eventually put with a Guardian … who raped her.

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Now, should there be a court-case about any `wrong-doing` she may get up to … her `soul` will be put on trial for not controlling her actions.

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Trouble 4

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I very much liked the idea of D1 and D2.

D1 is the natural-law of determinism (that everything is always subject to).
D2 is the word determinism that can be thrown-around in conversation.

See if you can spot where Gary goes wrong (in D2 land).

Don’t worry if you can’t … it is very fine-grained … but it’s there.

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Custard determinism

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Note that this is why I asked Richard to stop commenting.

He turns things into being about himself. It becomes delicate, dangerous and far too difficult for me to cope with.

It becomes a personal combat … a battle of egos.

OTP is for exchanges of information … not self-justification.

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The floor is now open for anyone to designate the difference(s) between `soft determinism` `determinism` and `hard determinism`.

I know of no differences.

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