[FoRK] Good luck with that, America. And enjoy tax season.

Bill Humphries whump at mac.com
Fri Mar 20 08:57:17 PDT 2009


On Mar 20, 2009, at 12:53 AM, Eugen Leitl wrote:

> As complex as all the finances are, the politics aren't hard to  
> follow. By
> creating an urgent crisis that can only be solved by those fluent in a
> language too complex for ordinary people to understand, the Wall  
> Street crowd
> has turned the vast majority of Americans into non-participants in  
> their own
> political future.

A friend relates an interesting and related topic: Agnotology, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnotology 
, the study of culturally-induced ignorance or doubt (which also  
applies to Intelligent Design and professional climate change skeptics  
in the CNN green room.)

-- whump



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