Selling the Rope…


Modern capitalist won’t just sell the rope; they will borrow the money, outsource its manufacture to china, and then hand the rope over as part of a “technology transfer.”

With that effort complete, they will declare record profits and pay themselves massive bonuses.

On seeing the hangman’s scaffold, they will claim no worries because they have hedged that risk with derivatives.

The government will point to a rise in scaffold building as a sign of economic strength.

Users will post hundreds of videos of the hanging on YouTube. For once the vertical iPhone aspect ratio works for the subject matter.

Ron Paul will say this shows that why we must abolish the Federal Reserve. The Wall Street Journal prints an editorial claiming that we could have avoided this by increasing immigration.


3 Responses to “Selling the Rope…”

  1. El Sido Says:

    how true

  2. PA Says:

    O/T, but since you are the ‘Sphere’s M-B authority: I had understood the J/P as a structured vs spontaneous contimuum, or something like that. Is it, though, in fact more correctly understood an active/passive measure?

  3. Default User Says:

    My understanding is that the J/P preference relates to which function they use in an extraverted manner (i.e., in the outer world). Someone with a J preference uses his judging, or decision-making (T/F), function in the outer world. Someone with a P preference uses his perceiving, or information gathering (S/N), function in the outer world.

    Those with a J preference will tend to appear more organized precisely because we see their more organized decision making function. What the world sees is their extraverted decision making (or judging) function. As such, they may appear more active and dynamic. Indeed, they may actually be more active and dynamic, because organizing their outer world, either socially (FJ) or pragmatically (TJ), is a motivating drive.

    Those with a P preference will tend to appear less organized because we see information gathering (perceiving) function. What the world sees is their extraverted perceiving (exploring) function. As such, they may appear less active and decisive than J types. In some ways they may be less decisive and organized, because understanding their world, either what it means (FP) or how it works (TP), is a motivating drive.

    J types will often appear more structured and organized because they are comfortable organizing and scheduling their world. They like making lists, creating and following plans, and creating and following schedules. They likely prefer knowing what comes next, and what the rules and expectations are.

    P types may appear disorganized because they prefer to explore. This exploration can be a literal exploration of their environment, or the figurative exploration of ideas. They will tend to dislike making lists and schedules, or being forced to comply with them. However, this does not mean they are sloppy or lazy. It is just that they prefer a less structured work style. A P type may perform detailed or exacting work on his project; he just prefers not to follow a rulebook to get there.

    In short, it may be a bit of both (structured/spontaneous vs. active/passive). Because their decision making function is hidden, or introverted, perceiving types may look passive while they explore options. Once they have gathered that information, they can then surprise others with their swift move to action.

    Those whose perceiving function is iNtuition (xNxP) may be appear (or even be) more passive, because there is no end to how deeply you can explore an idea. Because those whose perceiving function is sensing (xSxP) like to explore the physical environment, they are more likely to be in some kind of motion. You can explore ideas sitting still but you need to move while exploring the physical world. Thus sensing-perceivers may appear less passive. Indeed their bias for some kind (any kind) of action may make them appear active and decisive.

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