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Jerry Mager gepost op nelpuntnl.nl, 24 oktober 2013   Bedrijven als Goldman Sachs, Scientology en universiteiten verschillen in wezen niet zo veel  meer van elkaar. De gemeenschappelijke noemer heet: GELD. Het eventuele onderscheid tussen godsdienst en business wordt radicaal tenietgedaan door het geloof in geld als de verlosser en de prangende missie geld te maken. […]

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Gepost door Jerry Mager op nelpuntnl.nl op 06 september 2013 “ Perhaps the central defect of modern democracy …  is the fact that much of the electorate is largely unacquainted with anything more than the elementary workings of modern societies and political systems. In the absence of knowledge, people tend to fall back on folk wisdom […]

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door Jerry Mager gepost op NELPUNTNL.NL, op 19/20 augustus 2013 uitgebreid en licht herzien op 21 augustus   “Libertarians display nothing but disdain for fundamental ideas. They disparage the very idea of a fundamental idea. Libertarianism wishes to espouse an end product: liberty – while remaining oblivious to its source: philosophy. It sees no logical, […]

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door Jerry Mager (gepost op 22 juli 2013) “Retroactive law – which means: a law that punishes a man for an action which was not legally defined as a crime at the time he committed it – is a form of persecution practized only in dictatorships and forbidden by every civilized legal code.” Ayn Rand […]

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door Jerry Mager gepost op vrijdag, 28 juni 2013 – bijgewerkt 15 juli 2013   “Yet we might interpret the implications of Weber’s work in quite a different fashion. The core of capitalist spirit was not so much its ethic of denial as its motivational urgency, shorn of the traditional frameworks which had connected striving […]

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