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PostSubject: Theorizing the institutions and their logic    Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:40 pm

As part of Trump's army, let's work on some ideas that can really help him out. Starting with institutions and their ontic status.

Plenty of other theorists have noted that institutions and corporations naturally "liberalize" in order to achieve smoother flows of capital to and from themselves. This is why Apple goes out of its way to make sure everyone knows they are gay-friendly, trans-friendly, allies to the whole made-up "community" of LGBTQABCDXYZ thing. As an aside, imagine if you were gay, how offended and repelled you would be by being lumped into a supposed community with other people simply on the basis of the fact you have a non-standard sexual orientation. This is the kind of stereotyping that the liberal paradigm gets away with so easily, or at least did until Trump came along.

Institutions house the power that individual peoole abandon. A kind of self-valuing siphoning. But an institution cannot truly self-value because it is not a self; the logical ideal end of liberal institutionalism is to establish the full self-status of institutions as vessels of all valuing potential-- to make the institutions human. This is not possible of course, but as an approximation of an ideal it can keep getting closer and closer to that ideal indefinitely.

Small business is less institution-like than large corporations, hence some of the justification for a plethora of small businesses as opposed to several massive corporations owning everything. Monopolization ensures institutional logic over human logic. But monopolization (literally: "mono pole ization") is natural and somewhat how capitalism drives forward capital arrangements, attempting the most complex and large-aggregate forms as possible to open up the greatest power potentials to individual direction and ownership. This deep contradiction in capitalism should be noted, that capitalism is and requires the plethora of local self-valuing units but also tends toward massive monolithic structures that wipe out such locales. As monoliths rise so too does "liberalism" rise as the grease in the gears of linear, homogeneous capital-transfer logic... namely you cannot have massive world-level transactions of capital without a high degree of flattening the fields of the economically-viable to the most linear and homogeneous forms possible. The regimentation of the body ensures the freedom of the mind, and modern institutional capitalism craves that freedom or at least the power that comes with it.


 

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PostSubject: Re: Theorizing the institutions and their logic    Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:10 pm

Good initiative. A few contextual points.

- It seems to me that this self-tensing nature of self-valuing as localizing as well as universalizing in the economic terms this thread proposes to explicate, is involved at this point in what Parodites calls the absorption of surplus capital into technocratic booms/bubbles.

I have not fully understood the third/fourth phase transition as he perceives it.


- The law of institution as you describe it is related to the law of entropy. Entropy occurs in closed systems where values are thus fully prescribed, and can not be ontically extracted from fluxing possibility-itself. The institution simply puts a 'net' around the entropic system and absorbs all the energy that is released, in the form of slave labor, consent, and other values extracted from the dissolution of self-valuing. The institution is built of the short timespan that harvests some joy/power from this destruction - every institutional boss constantly walks on his toes, as his institution is permanently crumbling right behind his heels, while he is eating the fruit that the cost of all the humans under him accumulates in.



- Self-valuing institutions do exist; those ones that are founded entirely on a self-valuing Idea. The USA itself is such an institution, and so is the Jewish faith, which is in a sense a similar local-universalism. But so is Mathematics. And so is this very forum.

Any institution that selfvalues will be based on empirical constants. Given that we have 5 continents, I propose we explicate the Pentad politically as an intercontinental Bridgeconcept.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Theorizing the institutions and their logic    Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:53 pm

Once accumulations of capital-flows became large enough it was inevitable that boom and bust cycles would exist; the size of the modulated quantities is simply large enough to seriously affect the more general grounds from which it emerges and to which it seeks to profitably relate. Monopoly power isn't even necessary here, monopoly power is just a legal shield network to protect certain specific capitalists with massive pockets, but those type of capitalists will appear with or without those legal shields and political cronyism. Even in a free economy of hundreds or thousands of rationally competing mega-capitalists none of whom hold legal monopolies, the sheer quantity and volume of mega-capital transactions means booms and busts.

Capitalism is confronting this reality as a stark limit; it's simply a consequence of the size of our economy. Also of its almost unfathomsble and irreducible complexity. The only answer I can see is (other than accepting periodic bubbles and collapses) is a very large capital reserve that maintains itself as immobile, and will activate to stabilize imbalances as needed; but such a mechanism requires that real consequences in market and legal terms not fail to materialize for those mega-capitalists whose choices precipitate bubbles and collapses. Since these mega-capitalists own the system right now that's obviously not happening, instead they are using the massive funds of immobile capital reserves to bail themselves out thus perpetuating the very problem itself.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Theorizing the institutions and their logic    Mon Nov 14, 2016 5:45 pm

The self-tensing as you call it I think also relates to daemonic logic of self-consciousness as excessive and as realizing excesses through itself qua 'stable entity', basically we are always striving to destabilize some aspect of ourselves precisely when we become stable and we are always trying to stabilize when we become unstable. Self-irreducible and self-inexhaustible doesn't mean that we do not also at least try to reduce and exhaust. In fact we can't really do otherwise; "depression" is basically the stalling of this natural dynamism.

Institutions can never be human. This fact must be proclaimed loudly. The liberal humanist task to make institutions human is a hopeless and irrational task. It stems from their pain and how they want to discharge their pain into external structures, to escape it without needing to fight it. This is basically the telos of analytic thought, traceable back to early Kant.

Self-valuing institutions would not move toward 'humanization' but because of this they would naturally populate with human beings; the reverse of the present situation of "human institutions" that naturally populate inhumans.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Theorizing the institutions and their logic    Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:48 pm

Institutions are like government, they are necessary but only work well when they operate under a mandate of being as minimal as possible. Just as there are competing checks and balances in government so must there also be in the institutions, to allow self-valuing logic to hold between the institutions. For example institutions teamed up to give us the 2008 financial crisis, the student loan crisis, the healthcare crisis all going on right now. Breaking up institutions that are too large is also important. But we must be clear that institutions are necessary; they allow extreme expansion of values into the world. Hence their power and their danger.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Theorizing the institutions and their logic    Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:25 pm

I dont trust them. I (thus) dont think they are necessary.

Trust is all that counts.

 

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