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Clinamenic

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Which isn’t to say these people - the policy makers and the executives - see no value in philosophy or in criticizing the current state of capitalism, just not nearly as much as the kind of person who has heard of Mark Fisher would.
 

Clinamenic

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One funny thing about all this is that I stand to become the sort of theory-informed corporate figure that much of this anticapitalist paranoia already presumes is active, paranoia which would constitute in hindsight a hyperstitional prescience.

Great potential here for anti-villain performance art, but it’s unclear to me, to say the least, how that would improve the state of affairs for anyone. Perhaps if enough of a celebrity status were needed to accomplish certain tasks, e.g. increasing public awareness of an otherwise obscure statute or ruling.
 

Clinamenic

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But I also get the sense that elite opaqueness rubs people the wrong way more than almost anything, and my whole thought process is publicly and intimately accessible on this message board. Radical transparency of the public executive, etc.
 

Clinamenic

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And right now, I don’t have a real idea of what to do with $100,000s, or $1,000,000s, or $10,000,000s, yet alone $100,000,000,000s, which is prerequisite for being a proper elite capitalist.

I know what not to do: fly into outer space for ten minutes.
 

Clinamenic

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"mysterious squillionaire stan menic is said to have no interest in the squillions he already owns - only in acquiring more"
But again I think this stuff needs to be utilized, I just have no need for it. Hence why I’d rather be acquiring on behalf of a public agency or maybe a private social enterprise, something that can administer the realization of the value that I don’t need to personally realize.
 

Clinamenic

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But I don’t want the state to subsume the private sector, I just think I can learn to help the government in the capacity of a cybernetic troubleshooter and a financial strategist. I have no use of a Lamborghini or a yacht unless I’m trying to embody capital to evade taxes, which wouldn’t even be a problem, i.e capital leakage, if I am already acquiring on behalf of the public bodies doing the taxation.
 

Clinamenic

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But I don’t want the state to subsume the private sector, I just think I can learn to help the government in the capacity of a cybernetic troubleshooter and a financial strategist. I have no use of a Lamborghini or a yacht unless I’m trying to embody capital to evade taxes, which wouldn’t even be a problem, i.e capital leakage, if I am already acquiring on behalf of the public bodies doing the taxation.
I’m sure there is nuance to embodied capital, e.g. empty penthouses, that I am missing here, but that is beside the point.
 

Clinamenic

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In principle I’d have no reason to waste capital on spurious and indulgent material stuff, if there was no aversion to losing that value to taxes. Instead it, the capital, may be more maximally utilized under the oversight of governmental agencies, the trust and respect of whom I would have to earn.

edit: typo fix from “utilizing” to “utilized”
 
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Clinamenic

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Ideally I’d prefer not to alienate the incumbent elites and incur such massive political liabilities, but I’m not sure how to reconcile that liability-aversion and pragmatism with the progressive impetus I claim to abide by, i.e. more free time for more people.
 

Clinamenic

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I’m not convinced they’re irreconcilable, and I do believe that mental health and passionate engagement with work have considerable values that are only just starting to be realized.
 

luka

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Ideally I’d prefer not to alienate the incumbent elites and incur such massive political liabilities, but I’m not sure how to reconcile that liability-aversion and pragmatism with the progressive impetus I claim to abide by, i.e. more free time for more people.
sooner or later you will realise the only option is to slaughter them like pigs.
 
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