Category Archives: Capitalism

Indefensible Day

It’s Independence Day here in the States, although you could ask what we’re celebrating when the Republicans are using the Supreme Court to eliminate as many freedoms as possible. This comparison seems pretty apt. But then, it’s not like anyone … Continue reading

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It’s Hip to Be Hypocritical

I’ve been thinking of a few things recently with regards to politics, especially in terms of Republicans. They’re hardly original ideas with me, and I’m sure many people have expressed them better than I have, but I’m going to say … Continue reading

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God Loves You, He Really, Really Does!

There Will Be Blood – Another Paul Thomas Anderson movie, which was really famous, but I didn’t know much about it. I remember seeing a marquee that looked like it said, “There Will, Juno, Be Blood,” and I also recall … Continue reading

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Revisiting Retail

Appropriately for this time of year, I’ve been thinking a bit about shopping. For the most part, I’ve never particularly enjoyed it, unless it’s for something fun. I used to love browsing at book and music stores, and while those … Continue reading

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An Automated Abomination

Orphan – I’m trying to avoid spoilers for this one, but you still might want to avoid it if this is something you haven’t seen and want to. Films about evil kids are a genre unto themselves. We just saw … Continue reading

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Disrupt the Corrupt

I’m going to try to write something about politics, which is something I’ve been thinking about quite a bit as of late. It seems that most of what I want to say has already been said, though; and when I … Continue reading

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Foresight Is 2020

2020 always just sounded so far in the future when I was a kid. Really, even 2000 still had a bit of awe-inspiring mysticism about it, but I remember most of my childhood interest in a science fiction sort of … Continue reading

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On Earth as It Is in Heaven

The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power, by Jeff Sharlet – I think I first heard about the secretive fundamentalist Christian organization known as the Family or the Fellowship on Bill Maher years ago, and I … Continue reading

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Money Makes the World Go Askew

I’m constantly seeing stuff about Bitcoin, although admittedly a significant amount of it is jokes about how no one can understand it. I’m not sure why play money invented by smug tech geeks really deserves national attention; we might as … Continue reading

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Freelancing Isn’t Free

This thread on Twitter says a lot of what I’ve been thinking in terms of the gig economy. I don’t have a lot to add, but when has that stopped me before? I’ve seen a few links to this podcast … Continue reading

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