http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpAMbpQ8J7g (An informative but not necessarily related video)
Slovanian contemporary philosopher Slavoj Zizek has made a particularly interesting insight into the hypocratic, sugar coated, irrational, and absurd mode in which our society, dominated by and manifested out of capitalism and neo-liberal policy, operates.
When making a decision, for example, of where to invest, a person doesn't pick a stock or a firm or a trend to ride based on its value. Rather, it is very much like asking a man to pick a picture of the most beautiful girl out of a page of 100 pictures, every girl a knockout stunner. The man's investment prospers in only one certain condition.
It doesn't happen to those who pick the women who is the most beautiful to them.
Nor will the one succeed who picks the actual average beauty pick, had all men actually chosen their favorites.
Rather, the winner is three steps removed: We have developed an economic system that rewards those choices that are made on picking what everyone thinks everyone thinks is the average. Rather than cold, calculated, analytic stock margins, we now see a picture where shockingly human factors like crisis, insecurity, and faith come into play.
Just something to chew on as we chew our planet into muck in the name of this unsustainable system.
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