Monday November 21st 2011 Tim Candler
This Friday is Black
Friday followed by the more exotic Cyber Monday. These are technical
terms used in various branches of the retail trade. If Monday goes
black, profit will be made. There might even be trumpets and
jumping around, and that sense of "aren't we successful" which is
so necessary to another year of pretty much doing exactly the same thing
all over again.
Always have been moved
to find a definition of "honest profit." I think probably the idea has
been well researched, experiments conducted and so on, but an expectation of
precision from language lost its charm sometime in the years preceding the
second world war when Russell read Wittgenstein's Tractacus.
Perhaps there is a hopeful amongst Occupy, busy again with definitions.
Meanwhile the best I can do is "buy one get one free."