Re: Selfish meme?

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    In a message dated 1/25/2002 5:12:21 PM Central Standard Time, Keith Henson
    <> writes:

    > At 10:29 AM 25/01/02 -0500, wrote:
    > snip
    > >It's probably worth noting that the Enronism in business had a major
    > >on politics. Without Enron, George W. Bush would probably not have won the
    > >presidential race. (Even the Republican primary is a big question mark.)
    > >Arguably, the executives at Enron were acting as American oligarchs.
    > >
    > >The whole thing carries over into science as well, since the president of
    > the
    > >USA has enormous influence on the science and education budgets in this
    > >country. There are real consequences to the lack of effective scrutiny and
    > >real accountability enjoyed for so long by Enron.
    > Cults are a manifestation of memes, often the really pathological cases
    > that demonstrate memes clearly at odds with genes. I noticed this morning
    > that one of the Enron people who had been freaking out over their hiding
    > loses in partnerships but had made millions when he bailed out of Enron
    > committed suicide. It is perhaps appropriate that Enron is analyzed as a
    > cult here:
    > Keith Henson

    Interesting article, Keith. Thanks for posting it. There does indeed seem to
    be a cultish aspect to many corporations. And a corporate aspect to many

    --Aaron Lynch

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