"The mind is a compact, multiply connected thought mass with internal connections of the most intimate kind. It grows continuously as new thought masses enter it, and this is the means by which it continues to develop."

Bernhard Riemann On Psychology and Metaphysics ca. 1860

"It is clear that the minds are the most important part of the universe, and that everything was established for their sake; that is, in choosing the order of things, the greatest account was taken of them; all things being arranged in such a way that they appear the more beautiful the more they are understood."

G. W. Leibniz

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

"Look Under the Skin" (If You Dare)

At the ever ghoolish IMF, the new chief, Mme Lagarde insists if we "look under the skin" of the world's economies we will find them to be healthy. I, for one, find that suggestion somewhat appalling...

If, dear reader, you perhaps think that I am being uncharitable to non English speaking native, consider that the policies of the IMF conditionalities have caused the immiseration and early death of millions on this planet. The image of  Michelangelo's carcass of flayed skin in his depiction final judgment rather facilely comes to mind...

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