Jul. 4th, 2017

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It appears that as a result of the 2016 elections American social anthropologists discovered a major human tribe in the middle of a highly industrialized country. http://thenewpress.com/books/strangers-their-own-land
Strangers in Their Own Land goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that many on the political right have been duped into voting against their interests. In the right-wing world she explores, Hochschild discovers powerful forces—fear of cultural eclipse, economic decline, perceived government betrayal—which override self-interest, as progressives see it, and help explain the emotional appeal of a candidate like Donald Trump. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in “red” America.

As an illustration, a figure from Bostrom's book on Superintelligence. BTW, Bostrom is right that he doesn't use the term "artificial intelligence."

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I think we can model a constraint as the terminal object within a category. Once a constraint is given, rationality boils down to * -> Ω.

This is a provisional note because I don't understand initial objects yet.
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Deadline is another important terminal object of the western civilization. It simplifies decision making by imposing a hard constraint, thus creating a powerful Ω.
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"Логику читайте, господа, и вам многое откроется."


Напоминает старый анекдот про "Рембрандта читала?!"
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Let's see how our so-called president is going to handle Kim Jong-un , besides twitting.

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A righteous person among all people (A) is an equalizer (R); therefore s/he can be used as a role model for another person (X).

R -> A -> Ω
R -> 1 ->  Ω

X -> R

The existence of an ordinary righteous person R simplifies life choices for X because it relieves X from thinking, doubt and anxiety.

Also see the discussion of religion vs personal moral quest ( terminology?) in Homo Deus, by Yuval Harari.
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По-хорошему, надо переписывать всю теорию институтов в терминах теории категорий. Может, получится просто объяснить/предсказать успешность азиатской модели капитализма без выборной демократии.

... biz entrepreneur rights vs consumer rights vs civil rights.


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