The "What is Money?" Show

The Value of The Individual | The Mike Hill Series | Episode 4 (WiM123)

Episode Notes

Mike Hill joins for me for a multi-episode exploration of the masterful book “Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals” written by best-selling author Robert Pirsig. This book may be one of the most undervalued ever written, as it proposes an alternative interpretation of reality that Pirsig calls “The Metaphysics of Quality” (MOQ). According to MOQ, reality is not made up of substance, but rather it is composed of distinct patterns of value. In a Copernican-like revolution of perspective, MOQ sheds new light on age-old debates such as moral relativism, the nature of subject-object duality, good vs. evil, science vs. religion, the importance of freedom, and the primacy of action.

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00:00:00 “What is Money?” Intro
00:00:08 The Ambiguity of Insanity
00:02:52 The Example of the Zuni Cultural Immune System
00:06:36 The Totalitarian Impulse of Left-Hemispheric Dominance
00:10:16 Totalitarianism Rigidifies Due to Lacking Liquidity of Information
00:13:18 The Autophagy of Capitalism and the Cancer of Central Banking
00:17:40 Suffering as Attachment, Attachment as Static
00:21:13 The Compass of Morality Up and Down the Stack of Static Value Patterns
00:26:46 Demand as Dynamic Quality Generating the Static Quality of Supply
00:32:16 NYDIG
00:33:26 The Brujo and the Adaptivity of Ancient Zuni Culture
00:39:19 Cultural Patterns of Static and Dynamic Good
00:42:05 The Brujo as a Cultural Bridge Between Value Systems
00:46:41 Action as the Purposive Exchange of Value to Create The Good
00:48:14 Atonement as the Harmonization of Competing Intrapsychic Value Systems
00:52:41 Viewing Value as Primary Calls into Question Every Prior Perception
00:54:51 Hornevian Triads of Human Action in Respect to Volition
00:57:23 The Emergence of American Values
00:58:50 Incentive as the Ratio of Value Received to Value Given

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