Jason Ross commented on 5 — Bernhard Riemann and the Shape of Economic Space 2017-11-03 14:55:14 -0400Gregory – I hope the answer during the class was helpful. Let me know if you have further questions.
You’re welcome, Michele!
Jason Ross commented on 4 — Qualitative Change: What Number Cannot Measure 2017-11-03 14:53:46 -0400On the question of beauty and morality versus raw self-interest, I think that if you consider the greatest of discoveries and innovations, they do not find their origin in “self-interest” as understood by, say, Adam Smith. What drove Kepler through his years of agonizingly difficult work was not a desire for self-advancement, but a desire to KNOW, to discover. The same is true for Mendeleyev, Einstein, etc.
Among those great thinkers who did achieve a very comfortable life (such as Giuseppe Verdi or the painter Frederic Church), do you think it was a desire for income that drove them?
Jason Ross commented on 3 — Physical Chemistry: Stages of Development 2017-10-24 13:05:52 -0400Hi Christoph,
Yes, it makes sense that in a more productive society, fewer hours of work per week would be sufficient for providing the necessities of life. Investing that extra time in useful education / skill-development and cultural / scientific pursuits would absolutely make sense, and be the right kind of cultural outlook. I’m not sure how the “mandatory” part would work… But in a growing and optimistic culture with greater opportunities, I think people will somewhat naturally move towards such types of self-development to take advantage of new possibilities.
Jason Ross commented on 2 — LaRouche’s Physical Economic Metrics, Part I: Productive Powers of Labor vs Jobs 2017-10-11 20:18:24 -0400Dear audience – feel free to post comments and questions here! :)
Jason Ross published New York City Engineers Awakened to the Potential of the World Land-Bridge in Report Back 2016-10-24 11:23:44 -0400
Last week, I had the opportunity to present a picture of the new paradigm represented by the New Suez Canal and World Land-Bridge to an assembly of 45 civil engineers in Manhattan, as the invited guest lecturer. This was one of series of official “continuing education” lectures that engineers are required to attend several times a year to maintain their state licenses. Many of the attendees enthusiastically became contacts, and at least four reports on our program were sold. In the two-part presentation, with a dinner break in the middle, the Suez Canal expansion project served to set the stage.
Jason Ross published Bertrand Russell, in 1895, Pre-Ordains that the Quantum and Relativity Will Never Be Discovered in Basement Blog 2015-08-21 12:29:37 -0400
The depths of the present strategic crisis, in which Obama’s actions drive a process that makes a US/NATO confrontation with Russia becomes more possible by the day, cannot be understood without posing the question: how have people, generally, allowed this situation to develop?Read more