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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Value Added Algebraically

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“(mathematics) The addition of algebraic quantities in the sense that adding a negative quantity is the same as subtracting a positive one.”
— ‘From Sci-Tech Dictionary’
We have all been hearing about so-called "value added" quantities, lately. Value added tax (VAT) and value added data (!) are a couple of the more egregious concepts currently bandied about by politicians and climate-proctologists, the latter being doubly sinister because they happen to be politicians as well. Perhaps we need to take a closer look at this scam concept.

Arithmetic is that elementary branch of mathematics that comprises the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. But subtraction is introduced only to delay the introduction of the concept of negative quantities, so as not to alarm and confuse young children (who learn the concept of "take away" early on).

Once the concept of negative quantities is introduced, however, subtraction is subsumed by the more general concept of algebraic addition. And this is the cover that scumbags like Barney Frank and the denizens of East Anglia University use to scam their unsuspecting supporters, many of whom never relinquished their reliance on the concept of subtraction.

Consider how devious these bastards are. How many people, when they hear "value added", even consider the possibility that it can (and often does) imply a diminishment of value? Show of hands? I thought so.

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