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Subsidized Religion’s Distortion of Reality

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Subsidized Religion's Distortion of Reality
Steve Keen
Steve Keen (born 28 March 1953) is an Australian-born, British-based economist and author. He considers himself a post-Keynesian, criticising neoclassical economics as inconsistent, unscientific and empirically unsupported. The major influences on Keen's thinking about economics include John Maynard Keynes, Karl Marx, Hyman Minsky, Piero Sraffa, Augusto Graziani, Joseph Alois Schumpeter, Thorstein Veblen, and François Quesnay.

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  1. I've only read Road to Serfdom and Capitalism and Freedom, but I'd love to hear Steve and Michael talk more about Hayek &co's religious commandments that humans should abandon the hubris of "progress" and instead surrender ourselves to mysterious forces, regardless of how wasteful and destructive they might be.

    There's a subgenre of horror movies called "Folk Horror", which usually involves something along the lines of an isolated small town in the modern day that still practices human sacrifice in order to ensure a good harvest. ("The Wicker Man" with Christopher Lee is probably the most famous example.) I was recently watching a movie in this genre when it hit me that this is exactly what neoliberal ideology is. The mysterious forces of The Market demand human blood — if you offend the spirits we are all liable to starve.

    • @davidwilkie9551

      Animal Spirits is truly what we are, biologically speaking, and that is true in Principle.
      Great comment.

  2. @davidwilkie9551

    The Calendar dictates the perception of Religious beliefs in the Uni Verse rhymes and rhythm of time-timing, absolutely, quantization cause-effect of harmonic resonance suspended in No-thing Relativity perception of Logarithmic Time. This is definitely NOT physically discrete, subject to final analysis, so facetiously, every one gets the benefit of the doubt, especially when they don't want it.

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