June 16, 2015

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“Tastefully Appointed Human Godhood: It’s All About Us!” Richard Heinberg

“Is the anthropocene the culmination of human folly or the commencement of human godhood? Will the emerging epoch (more…)

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May 13, 2015


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“Economic Growth Is Incapable Of Satisfying Hope For A More Just Social Order:” Thomas Pikkety

“A society that grows at one percent per year, as the most advanced societies have done (more…)

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May 9, 2015

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“No Act Is As Powerful As Forgetting. That Is A Great Deal To Leave Behind.” Gerald N. Callahan

“No other human act is as powerful as forgetting. Death pales by comparison to forgetting. (more…)

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“We Search Avidly For Wrongdoers…” John Kenneth Galbraith

“Our political tradition sets great store by the generalized symbol of evil. This is the wrongdoer (more…)

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“There is nothing in nature as perverse as our idea of human nature…” Marshal Sahlins

“There is nothing in nature as perverse as our idea of human nature. It is a figment of our cultural imagination.”

Pp 98

Sahlins, Marshall. The Western Illusion Of Human Nature. Prickly Paradigm Press, Chicago: 2008.
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“Revolutionary Action Must Recognize That We Are Working On People…” David Graeber

“All creative action is to some degree revolutionary; but to be revolutionary to any significant degree, it must change that larger structure in which it is embedded. At which point one can no longer imagine one is simply working on objects, but must recognize that one is also working on people.”

Graeber, David: Toward An Anthropological Theory of Value.

Palgrave, New York: 2001

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February 21, 2015

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“Americans Are Pleased To Believe They Live In A Democracy….” Marshall Sahlins

“Even apart from a history of slavery, the same contradictions remain true for contemporary Americans (more…)

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