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[3] viXra:1908.0494 [pdf] replaced on 2019-08-30 08:56:33

The Meditation Ethic and the Spirit of Inclusive Capitalism

Authors: James Richard Marra
Comments: 56 Pages.

This article provides a Marxian explanation of the functionality of employer-sponsored employee meditation programs (EMP) within the capitalist modes and social relations of production within the finance, technology, and electronics sector (FTE) of finance-monopoly capitalism (FMC). While employing “hard-core” concepts within the Marxian critique, it also relies upon Paul A. Baran’s, Paul M. Sweezy’s, and John Bellamy Foster’s explication of FMC to motivate its macroeconomic orientation. It also relies on the work of Thorstein Veblen to demonstrate how EMPs manifest an interpenetration of production and marketing that typifies FMC. The work of Max Weber influences its account of the social relations of production, as it relies heavily upon demographic data regarding worker socialization. The fields of social anthropology, human physiology and psychology, accounting science, and business analysis, engineering, and ergonomics provide relevant evidence for claims made in this study. Its methodology applies Peter Corning’s concept of “synergy” within the functional explanatory schema of Robert Cummins, both of which having significant implications within the social sciences. It also seeks to satisfy Peter Achinstein’s requirement for “positive evidentiary relevance,” as evidence is employed in the formulation and testing of scientific hypotheses; and to gain explanatory value by realizing characteristics of “good” scientific theories developed by Thomas S. Kuhn. Its broad scope provides a fruitfulness that encourages further research. Areas for further study include the implications of EMPs regarding David Harvey’s analysis of capitalist accumulation by dispossession, and emerging operational aspects of FMC. It encourages further research centering on the "wellness" and "self-care" industries, and the ethical values the FTE sector exploits to market products and to transform the social consciousness within the capitalist superstructure. EMPs represent a functional thread that connects worker socialization to production and marketing, and more broadly to the advance of FMC. Synergies between the productive base and the social superstructure serve the systemic tendency of capitalism to expand into new resource and market externalities. EMPs assist capitalist productive, organizational, and marketing requirements by exploiting one such externality: the cognitive abilities and dispositions of workers.
Category: Social Science

[2] viXra:1908.0488 [pdf] submitted on 2019-08-25 03:28:53

How to Win the War on Drugs

Authors: Ivo van der Rijt
Comments: 2 Pages.

A small paper i wrote in half an hour. Written for the sake of Discussion. Wrong or right i am all ears.
Category: Social Science

[1] viXra:1908.0290 [pdf] replaced on 2019-08-17 00:37:36

The Introduction of the Einstein Model of a Solid to Analytical Psychology.

Authors: Theodoros Aliferis
Comments: 8 Pages.

If we intend to bridge physics and psychology one of the shortest paths is through Thermodynamics and Analytical Psychology (AP). That is because in AP both the First and the Second Law of Thermodynamics, are well defined (Principle of Equivalence, Principle of Entropy). There are not too many thermodynamic models. As a result our choices are limited. The Einstein model of a Solid (ES) is a thermodynamic model with applications in thermodynamics, quantum statistics and solid state physics. I intend to show that the ES is a suitable model to bridge thermodynamics and theoretical AP. The approach I follow is an attempt to match the abstract entities of AP to those of the ES. I also attempt to prove that the conditions on which the ES is based, agree with AP. Finally I attempt to solve a crucial paradox met in theoretical AP, but not explained yet. The results of this paper could be summarized as follows: I prove that a match between the abstract entities of AP and those of the ES can be achieved. I prove that two of the conditions, on which the ES is based, are clearly met in AP. I meet no conflict between the rest of the conditions of the ES and the theory of AP. Finally I explain and solve the paradox. The Conclusions/Significance of this research is that I introduce algebraic expressions in AP. Additionally, I help both the practitioner and theorist of AP as any improved theory would. Keywords: Einstein solid, Analytical psychology, Entropy.
Category: Social Science