On Commodification

Stupid is as stupid does. Carlo Cipolla’s The Basic Laws of Human Stupidity is a great read. Its ideal companion is Harry G. Frankfurt’s On Bullshit. Stupidity is a most powerful, sinister, sometimes scaring power. It is often due to illusory superiority and can be mistaken for naivety or ingeniousness. Bullshit is a rhetoric expedient typically used to cover or justify the effects of an act of blatant stupidity. Starting Questions What is commodification? When and how did it start in the translation industry? What does it mean for the […]

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