Transnational Corporations Are Driven Solely by Profit-Maximization.

Modern visual and auditory electronic propaganda techniques utilizing black box AI (not artificial but advertising intelligence) algorithms to exploit consumers across a spectrum of digital devices (smart phones, laptops, notebooks, etc.) has given rise to what Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration (emerita) Shoshana Zuboff identifies as surveillance capitalism, and defines: “1. A new … More Transnational Corporations Are Driven Solely by Profit-Maximization.

JONATHAN EDWARDS-Part III: THE SENSE OF BEAUTY

For Edwards, “the emotions are one and the same with whatever is meant by the will.” This is something that Edwards’ enemies could not understand. …[T]o the Davenports, emotions are irresistible seizures, like love in popular balladry, and man is their victim; to the Chauncys, emotion is something to be measured out in judicious quantities … More JONATHAN EDWARDS-Part III: THE SENSE OF BEAUTY

AMERICA’S SACRED HUCKSTER IDEOLOGY

I suppose most Americans subscribe to the belief that every new technology serves to expand or enhance their free will and therefore their freedom—at best a questionable assumption. But the eighteenth-century liberal humanism its proponents called “free and catholick” contained a covert hubris, Perry Miller argues in his biography of Jonathan Edwards: by implying that … More AMERICA’S SACRED HUCKSTER IDEOLOGY