Monthly Archives: August 2018

Breakdown

By | August 15, 2018

Is it time to break up Amazon.com? I have no problem with this, but Amazon’s revenue is in the $170 billion range. By contrast, Walmart’s is $500 billion. Walmart is, then, about three times the size of Amazon. Additionally, Walmart is far more of an oligopsonist than Amazon, treats its workers just as poorly if… Read More »

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Smokers

By | August 15, 2018

Why do people like Kevin Drum and John Scalzi seem to believe in their deepest hearts that corporations truly care about them, and are looking out for their best interests? I cannot understand it. I just cannot.

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Memory Hole

By | August 15, 2018

Librarians call it “the 20th century black hole.” You can log on to the Internet and find creative works spanning almost the whole of human history. According to the internet, though, people by and large stopped creating things in the early 1900s, and only started back up again around the year 2000. What happened? Copyright—or,… Read More »

Lost in Posey Space

By | August 15, 2018

I feel the same way about the Lost in Space reboot. It’s a show that never really resonates because it alternately tries to be light family fare and something deeper and darker. This could work, I guess, but in this case it does not. Parker Posey’s Dr. Smith, though, is just great. What a slimy… Read More »

Cusp

By | August 14, 2018

You can tell the world is on the cusp of enormous revolutionary changes and rearrangements because everyone — including many so-called humanists — is quick to proclaim that philosophy is irrelevant, meaningless, was a mistake, etc. It’s always when philosophy is the most important and the most consequential that those most enmeshed in the status… Read More »

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Cogit

By | August 14, 2018

All this talk about the influence of Russia & unions on politics, and yet absolute silence regarding the influence of corporations — syd🌹🌱 (@SydneyAzari) August 9, 2018 She is the smartest person I’ve found on Twitter lately. And shares the moniker of my favorite fictional spy. I don’t agree with all of her ideas or… Read More »

Pickled Tink

By | August 14, 2018

The conventional wisdom is that you cannot tickle yourself. Yet, I can do this pretty easily. I don’t seem to have any enormous neurological deficits (despite what some ex-girlfriends might say) so I am not sure what that means, exactly.

Fa la la la

By | August 13, 2018

Antifa worked.Antifa works.Respectability and neoliberals failed to stop fascist resurgence but Leftist direct action and militancy has decimitated the white nationalist movement in just a year.So who are you going to support? — Emma Caterine (@EmmaCaterineDSA) August 12, 2018 I have to admit, I was skeptical — attempting to renounce my own violent past, I… Read More »

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Point

By | August 13, 2018

Well, yes, that was the whole point of the entire movie, really. What’s odd about that movie is really not a single neoliberal standard issue pseudo-feminists understood it. I am not sure what that means, fully, but it was clarifying. Of course, most people’s analysis is shallow because most people are pretty shallow. This willful… Read More »