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IdleRich

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My thoughts precisely... well, I have no idea what that book is and they do say something about judging books from their cover... but even so that would appear to be the worst kind of cashing in on something that a) has as its whole raison d'etre the hatred of the way everything becomes cash-inable and b) must have relatively little in the way of cashing in value anyway.
It's one thing to sell out, but it's another thing to sell out for very little... and it's yet another thing to sell out someone else's legacy for very little.
 
Are there any good books about memphis rap

Feel like it would be a good subject for a scurrilous trawl through minor figures with two average tapes
 

luka

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not sure. i havent read that esssay i linked to either, although i might have a go at it later.
 

Clinamenic

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Huh, like those trying to analyze capitalist culture can’t approach it from any other angle but that? A miserablist attractor?
 

Clinamenic

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“Meta-capitalist realism” would be a good name for what comes to mind for me.
 

Clinamenic

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Maybe that any cultural criticism of capitalism tends to gravitate around this ominous sense that reality can’t be anything other than capitalism. That capitalist realism actually describes the impression made on the cultural critic, rather than the reality for everyone regardless of whether they engage in cultural criticism.

Really this might just be confusing things further though.
 

Clinamenic

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Well I think it’s a good formal basis for finally getting past capitalist realism, and positively engaging with capitalism as a agnostic setting conducive to self-interest.

edit: “it” being that tweet.
 
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Clinamenic

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Well I think it’s a good formal basis for finally getting past capitalist realism, and positively engaging with capitalism as a agnostic setting conducive to self-interest.
Well policy isn’t really agnostic, so not to be taken too literally I suppose.
 

Clinamenic

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Invest in insight, save orders of magnitude more of cognitive labor than if you went about engaging with things as a proper specialist. Surf across intensities and detect their patterns from a higher order perspective, rather than diving into an intensity and spending your life there.

Analogous to capitalism itself, using resources to expedite the generation of resources. Exactly what biochemistry is about on the object level, the endogenous procurement of molecules qua resources that would otherwise naturally occur with exponentially sparser frequency.
 

Clinamenic

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The highest order image I can apprehend here is extropy as a cosmic step function.
 
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