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Peter Thiel: Peak oil lives!

Peter Thiel, whom we profiled in September in the cover story “Peter Thiel Disagrees With You,” is the founder of two billion-dollar companies (PayPal… 678 more words


Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #10

No matter if the weekend has arrived or not, when I feel like life has become a grotesque parody of itself then it’s time for another installment of ‘Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian’… 592 more words

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Two books on how to snatch life out of the jaws of capitalism

I’ve just finished reading Naomi Klein’s latest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, and want to share my thoughts on it with you, along with my reaction to another book by Derrick Jensen and two friends, … 18,839 more words


How to stop greenies in their tracks

I went to hear a quite entertaining presentation by the former comedian, Rod Quantock today, speaking on global warming. Well, we are all doomed and he has a pitch that is well honed and nicely presented. 608 more words

Philosophical And Speculative


Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one’s mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them.”
~ George Orwell, 1984

A few days a year, I like disappearing from the world: I catch fever or some other illness, like I have had for the last two days (nop, I don’t have the Ebola) and submerge myself in things I love deeply, things I don’t have the luxury to do in regular days: sleep, think, watch a movie, read a book completely disconnected from my everyday reality. 488 more words

Social Justice


Who would have thought that oil would stoop so low!

A year ago this would have seemed impossible. Maybe oil is leading the market into the next economic downturn wave. 70 more words

Nine Pounds of Gold

Last week’s post showed that the idea of Safety as a Value is not baked into our genes — it is in fact a cultural artifact that developed during the early phases of the Industrial Revolution (the first half of the 19th century).  2,038 more words

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