As someone who works with daily reporting to the Fed, big companies dealing with regulation are a mess and the requirements basically leave the companies in a position where they can never really update their systems because they need their systems literally every day. They can make new systems, potentially, but updating the regular system is more of a liability since missing a single day can screw the company up. At the same time, it seems like the big companies, at least the one I'm in, are mostly carried forward by the inertia of their own weight. I am fully convinced there will be another massive financial crisis if other major banks are like mine, just cause there really isn't anything that can be done if something is messed up. It's like fake it til you make it, only in reverse. Once something goes wrong, the requirements for constant regular action leaves no time to go back to correct the damage. All you can do is mitigate. Like debt gaining interest, eventually the damage behind the mitigation will become too much, like how you can end up owing more interest than the initial debt itself if you let the interest grow. Big business and big government basically have the same issue. One controls your law, the other controls your economy, and they both have a toxic relationship with each other. So I guess that makes corporatism/fascism/communism and really anything that associates the 2 together and empower the worst of both. This is why I'm, I suppose, a minarchist for government, and a maximalist with business. You want governments as small and weak over their own country and people as possible, and you want businesses to have as much competition as possible so they can never become hulking beasts crushed under their own weight.
My mind is really running through a lot of loops with all of this stuff, I need to read up on more economic theory and the such.
Just thought I'd share this comment I was trying to comment on a Lotus Eaters video. Btw, ya'll should follow the Podcast of the Lotus Eaters if you aren't already. Great analysis and discussion
It's been a while since I've made a video, and this time with a locals exclusive. A cherry on top that I managed to fit within the size requirements. I like making shorter form content like this, considering my tendencies to ramble. Having content exclusive for my followers here is something I'll be working on doing more and more. I'll be creating more value here for my subscribers as well, with some subscriber exclusive content in the future. No timeline promises, cause I think we know how I get when I make a ton of promises (go hardcore for a week and then fall flat on my face unable to keep up with the sprint, lol).
Anyhow, let me know your thoughts and questions below. Have a great day everyone!
A direct upload! It turns out I recorded a video just short enough to meet the minimum upload offerings that locals offers to small communities like mine. That means you guys get this exclusively on locals!
I didn't sleep much last night, so I decided this was the perfect time to mull over my confused thoughts on how businesses are viewed from a legal perspective. Businesses are somewhat legal enigmas to me. Corporations are kinda treated as persons so that they can be double taxed, but have other protections, other types of businesses aren't treated the same way. They're able to consolidate power like governments, yet aren't subject to any form of limitations in regards to violating natural rights the same way the government is, despite being treated somewhat like persons they can still buy each other. It's just very odd to me from a principled, legal, and philosophical position.
Anyhow, my ramblings here are just that, ramblings. Still, I am curious what you all think of this topic. ...
The 2020 election is over, and the battle has just begun. What do I expect to come from the end of the election? Will the legal suits turn over anything for this election, or will they mean something for later down the line? I reflect on these questions and more in this discussion, and I also reflect on some final thoughts relevant to the Rise and Fall of Empire Series, that, thus far, being episodes 8 through 10 of the Construct Cast. Let me know your thoughts, and if you have any reflections of your own from this year's political cycle or other developments that you can't seem to get off your mind in the comments below.
In this episode of the Construct Cast, I discuss my analysis of Sir John Glubb's The Fate of Empires and Search for Survival, with an emphasis on my own consideration for what it would take to help an empire survive, or reboot. If immortality for an Empire is impossible, is rebirth impossible in the same way? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
Editor's Note: Returning to the podcast versions of the Construct Cast, I want to catch our content up to the videos we have had released over the past month. I apologize for this getting away from me for a bit. With the rise in content production, I had allowed this to get away from me. We will be returning to audio podcast uploads of the Construct Cast as per our original regular schedule, at 12PM EST on the day of the original upload, going forward.
In this second Crossover podcast, we are once again recording with Kevin @Eng_Politics. His channel is a bastion of political thought and analysis from the perspective of a conservative engineer. Interested in diving deeper into my concept of Progressive Traditionalism and combating the concept with his own beliefs of what it means to be Conservative, we decided to put our definitions and beliefs to task in this crossover episode!
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And if you're more interested in the video version, here is a direct link:
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. I hope all of you get to enjoy a nice, juicy turkey today (or at least have some good stuffing and cranberry sauce to help with a dry one).
So thankful for the support I've had from you all in this community despite my hiatus basically all year. A special shootout to Kevin @Eng_Politics, TruReturReturnToReason, Karlyn @Karlyn, and Nevernown @Technotive for working with me and driving me to continue to want to improve and get back after this hiatus is over.
Thank you all for the time you have given me here, I am eternally grateful. Talk to you again soon, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving
My experience in corporate America has been a fascinating one. On one hand, the people I have met have been some of the most efficient, hardest working, and most knowledgeable people I have ever met. At the same time, the minds seem stagnant and limited in their critical scope. It's like every fraction of disciplined thought is aligned to the pre-established orientation of the business that they operate within.
It's amazing how little consideration is given to the authority at the helm of the operation. In some cases, it seems to be a way of protecting ones mental health. The lie we tell ourselves to convince us that our work is important. Thus, the authority must be correct or else the time and life that has been sacrificed to this work is meaningless. Perhaps this is the same inertia that leads ordinary men to commit great atrocities under the orders of a mad man.
I have been trying to think of how to write this post for some time after discovering the reverence for the Federal Reserve ...
The silent majority is just an abstention of your vote. A silent voice doesn't matter. The political majority is the vocal majority, regardless of however small of a fraction of the people that vocal majority is. Being in the silent majority should not be a mark of pride, it is simply an admission to your own submission to those you would allow to rule over you.
How do you find your voice?
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