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indoctrination, I noticed something interesting.

So an interesting coincidence came across me today

i was reading a Noam Chomsky article where he talks about how Adam Smiths philosophy has been butchered by the Chicago school of economics.


There are similarities between Karl Marx and Adam Smith between their philosophy on the division of labor. This seems to have been forgotten

Adam Smiths thoughts


page 4 2b) Karl Marx's thoughts

I just found it interesting that in this talk, Dan Ariely didn't notice that Adam Smith also had similar meaning to Karl Marx.

To me this sort of shows how massive the level of indoctrination and twisting of history has twisted today's society. It's even affected our intellectuals.

What are your thoughts?


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    Apr 12 2013: It seems to me each generation of people has different frameworks of experience, which are largely affected by what was happening when they were growing up. For example the people who survived the poverty and depriviation of the second world war wanted to create a 'utopian' society where everyone was valued and the vulnerable 'cared for' etc. Children were treasured and well resourced and offered a vision of the future where 'anything was possible'. The next generation rebelled against their families and became 'the first teenagers' with this age group being amongst the first to have spare disposable income. The next generation wanted things instead of relationships so money (mainly in the form of credit) was necessary. The next generation are now facing the consequences and are feeling so angry and bitter and disenfranchised. Appreciate this might sound simplistic. There is something about each generations experience of hope and fear and each generations experience of their societies overarching frameworks in all of this. Value laden words like good and evil unhelpful but need to be viewed in the context of the way a community communicated at the time. An education where people feel safe to question and test and reflect and a society that offers that opportunity becoming increasingly scarce. Well done Mr. Renwick - do agree the idea that there is only a limited amount of interpretation and one truth does very much influence academia and creativity and ultimately the resources that make an economy strong and resilient.
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        Apr 15 2013: Sorry have said so many times before do not have the appropriate technical vocab for such a highly complex subject. I understood the conversation to be a mixture of philosophy and economics and ideological perspectives. From an experiential point of view noticing huge changes in working practices due to the impact of technology, whole raft of the 'small' jobs like secretary, telephone operator, mechanics etc, all being replaced by machines - this is great when everyone still has some access to a way to pay the bills but not great when most people living hand to mouth, for the economy as a whole. Adam Smith writing at the start of the Industrial Revolution when people moved off the land into the cities to provide labour in the factories. Karl Marx writing at a time of massive social change. Economies meant to run in ten year cycles but now complicated by interconnectedness of so many different economies. Do understand, can only offer word from sociological perspective 'anomie'. Other talks on TEd about how funding sources affect academic direction and yes so frustrating when so much potential and talent wasted because people not able to tick the right boxes. A strong skill set and enough creativity and imagination to resolve problems and sufficient individual reward - whicfh I always understood to be the American way.

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