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The Châtelaine Factory

It is too easy to assume that the sort of bimbo that the film Mean Girls called “the Plastics” will lose out in economic life to the high school student who actually learned something from the formal curriculum. On the contrary, it is the specialists in emotional and social intelligence who had the right idea […]

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 09:03 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: THE ENSLAVING MAMMAL, The Lackey Society

Noses So Visibly To The Grindstone

If you are an employee of a firm that defines overtime as something above and beyond normal working, then goofing off in business hours and then catching up with your undone tasks on overtime is perfectly rational. For the firm it is not at all rational, and based on the academic paradigm this practice ought […]

Posted on May 8, 2012 at 12:03 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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My Shackles Of Choice

A certain advertising slogan, while harmless enough in itself, made me pull up and think. This was because it so exemplified a general emphasis on consumer choice that these days seems intense to the point of self-parody and beyond. Any cup you drink, either regularly or just now, is your “cup of choice”; for you […]

Posted on May 10, 2012 at 11:12 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: THE ENSLAVING MAMMAL, The Lackey Society