Rad note » the text contained in this entry has been lifted from another entry. It was short enough that I (simply) duplicated the entire section and posted it here.
Having its own, separate entry allows me better focus on this topic that I find interesting and worth exploring further.
The impetus for this entry came from the statement where I wrote »
Here you go...
The Always-Surprised Fed » 'makes it up' As They Go
.. we have Jim Rickards saying here (Feb 12, 2014) »
The Fed has missed every bubble for the last twenty years. They didnt get one of them right. We have Bernanke on record in 2007 talking about the mortgage meltdown saying that this is going to blow over.
» Federal Reserve Waxes Avant-Garde Like Joyce
Notice in particular, the phrase » making it up. Because the process of » making-it-up-as-you-go ..
.. sometimes called » stream-of-consciousness ..
Let me quote for you directly from the opening line of his Wikipedia entry:
"..an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century."
Joyce, okay. I can go there. I can understand Joyce making it up as he goes.
(.. because it can harm so many more people).
A ship sailing in uncharted waters .. would not that venture seem more risky? Than a voyage you had made many times before.
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Two points. Point #1 » The artist should be out there on the bleeding edge .. not the crafters of the economy ..
James Joyce is » One of Us
.. my impression of him is » he is one of us.
As opposed to say somebody like, say » Nabokov (1899-1977, born the same year as Hemingway) .. who I read and feel like he is a talent that defies grasping. A monster talent. Obviously. "How the fuck does he *do* that?"
Joyce, on the other hand, is someone with whom I feel a certain, easy sense of artistic kinship.
Nabokov used to teach classes on Tolstoy and Anna. These classes, I feel, were certainly some of, if not THEE best college classes in the history of education.
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