Author Archives: Fred Lee

Demoralizing markets.

The notion of contingency makes market competition bearable, especially for competitors who believe neither in the market nor in themselves. Advertisements

I am learning again.

No wonder I feel sure of myself.

Utilitarianism aims to “maximize” goods.

The resemblance to capitalism is clear. Utilitarianism calls its good “pleasure,” while capitalism calls its good “profit.”

Utilitarianism aims to “maximize” goods.

However, the Good is a relation, not a thing. A relationship can be achieved, but not maximized.

Comics versus movies.

Marvel’s “Infinity” series was mythology and cosmology. MCU’s “Avengers: Infinity War/Endgame” was politics and existentialism.

We’re swimming in the same fishbowl.

Unlike most of us, you can see the water. Why can’t you taste all the shit in it?

Masculinity and hierarchy.

I have yet to meet a man who is willing to treat me as an equal.