Progress is via spikes (boom-and-bust) by default. Civilization is when things are arranged such that progress is via stair-steps.
keywords: Economics, prosperity, processes
They complain most who are least aware of their power.
keywords: cognition, communication, awareness
Support consists of standing in for missing infrastructure. (cf: Big John giving a mighty shove to the sagging timber at the bottom of the mine)
keywords: work, gap, routine, crisis
Correspondence is the only remedy for chaos.
keywords: communication, information
Because we need to depend on things, the study of dependencies is an important subject.
keywords: Mathematics, Logic, life
The usual, almost tautological, purpose of a trip is to make ends meet.
keywords: life, Logistics, road
If x is the amount of your income, r(x)/x is the fraction of it that can be spent in a scalar (non-directed, non-vectorial) manner without outside influence.
keywords: life, General Systems Theory, wealth, Economics, preference
When I refer to r(x) I mean the expression log(1 + x).
keywords: Mathematics, abbreviation, logarithm
circle-logic: From a distance, scholars and profligates look the same.
keywords: life, difference, distinction, appearance
Junk is when things are not lined-up properly. If you’re in gridlock, dealing in junk is your only option.
keywords: life, processes