Category Archives: Capitalism

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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Any Sport in a Storm

Does it give me some kind of nerd credit that I watched Star Trek IV instead of the Superbowl? Actually, I’m not sure nerd credit is something I really want, since it’s become obvious in recent years just how petty … Continue reading

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Let There Be Jobs

I found a link on Twitter to this article, which raises some points I’ve thought about before, and also some others I hadn’t really. I’ve considered before the possibility that there just aren’t enough jobs to go around in the … Continue reading

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All Take and No Giving

Aside from saying he was a doughnut [1], the most famous quote from President Kennedy was in his inaugural address: “Ask not what your country can do for you–ask what you can do for your country.” It was certainly powerful, … Continue reading

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You Can’t Use Facts to Prove Anything That’s Even Remotely True

This National Geographic article on science denial brought up some points I consider on occasion. It’s strange how some aspects of science have become so political, with global warming and evolution especially being viewed as left-wing concerns. Oddly, the anti-vaccination … Continue reading

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