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In the endless buffet line that constitutes modern consumer culture, we’ve learned to think of choice as our highest value.

… The Chinese, writes, “were simply not greedy enough.

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Your 2 and 20 is now 1 and 10. The rest will be converted to cryptocurrency and paid to me.

— Bobby Axelrod Billions: Season 3, Episode 3…

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The Anthropocene as the Beginning of our Descent to Eaarth

The myriad, variegated narratives inspired by UFOs—from sighting reports to the wildest, baseless fantasies to more sobre, scholarly research and reflection, as well as fiction, films, documentaries, and even poems—taken in toto can be grasped, as Jung proposed, as a “visionary rumour” or “myth of things seen in the sky”, the manifest content of a collective dream expressing the anxieties and aspirations of a technological civilization that can imagine its own species suicide as readily as relocating to another planet. 1,002 more words

The Amish have a particular set of notions, grounded in their religious faith, about what constitutes success. But their process, the mere fact that they are capable of discrimination, makes them the first small step in the proof that nothing is inevitable.

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Vermont Town Seeks a Heart, and Soul (Also Milk and Eggs) by BILL McKIBBEN

The general store in tiny Ripton is up for sale. But it isn’t available to just anyone.. via NYT Opinion https://nyti.ms/2Ea6iFp

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A Numbers Game

“Our greatest predicament, the issue that will define our lives,
has been blotted from the public’s mind.”

 – George Monbiot

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There are things that regular people like you and me find hard to understand. 575 more words

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