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Hayek’s Tragic Capitalism

Best known for his anti-socialist polemic The Road to Serfdom (1944), the economist and political philosopher Friedrich A. Hayek is often thought by foe and friend alike to have offered a plain and striking argument for capitalism: the least deviation from laissez-faire is the first falling domino that will inevitably lead to totalitarianism. The foes and…

Steely Dan: The Making of Aja

This documentary gets taken down/blocked from time to time (at least to me) so it’s worth checking out this Japanese subtitled version. Fascinating seeing these meticulous and obsessive musicians work with equally obsessive session musicians (and other amazing performers such as Wayne Shorter), without it ever becoming bloodless — infused with gospel, blues and some superb…

Jazz-funk phenomenologist

Here’s a lovely take by a very good philosopher of mind on Donald Fagen’s new solo album Sunken Condos. The ever versatile Ed also contributed an excellent paper to Hayek in Mind. edward feserfunkHayekJazzonald fagenphenomenologyphilosophical psychologyPhilosophy of mindsteely dan