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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

HOW TO STAY SANE

Look, either I have to find some way to get through the day or I can just give up and kill myself.  One of my coping mechanisms is to watch snippets of The Big Bang Theory on YouTube.  This is one of my favorites.  Each of us must find his or her way to stay sane.

By the way, I am now on Episode 48 of Resurrection: Ertrugul.

3 comments:

Michael Kates said...

Thought you might like to know that John Roemer has an article in the latest issue of Philosophy and Public Affairs entitled, "Socialism Revised."

Would be interested to know what you think of it. Perhaps it's another way you can pass the time.

Robert Paul Wolff said...

That is very interesting. Thank you. I shall try to call it up on line.

Anonymous said...

"Socialism Revised" by John Roemer

"Marxists have viewed the task of socialism as the elimination of exploitation, defined in the Marxian manner in terms the excess of labor expended over of labor commanded. I argue that the concept of Marxian exploitation commits both type-one (false positives) and type-two (false negatives) errors as a diagnosis of distributive injustice: it misses instances of distributive injustice because they do not involve exploitation, and it calls some economic relations characterized by exploitation unjust when they are not. The most important reformulators of Marx’s concept of socialism, which implicitly or explicitly attempt to correct the Marxian errors, are Oscar Lange, James Meade, John Rawls, Robert Nozick, Ronald Dworkin and G.A. Cohen. I trace this development, and argue for a re-definition of socialist principles based upon it."