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AS USUAL

AS USUAL

Got to the ATM
lucky it was not
feeling clogged or
constipated

had already
regurgitated everything
shot its
load

some fat cat
withdrawn the whole…

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Poetry

In a multimillion-dollar windfall for pay-day lenders, automatic loan machines are popping up in suburban shopping centres, allowing some of Australia’s most disadvantaged communities to take out loans worth thousands of dollars with their bank cards.

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Capitalism

Weekly Roundup 16/06/18

I interviewed for a promotion at work on Friday. I know I just got one like three months ago but our workplace changed managers and I thought i might as well try my luck with this new guy. 1,754 more words

Weekly Roundup

The Broken Record of Human Rights Violations in Modern Society

Jewish people were oppressed for centuries, kept from education and wealth through laws which forbade their integration into society. Then when they were given rights equal to white society in the 19th century, white people slandered them all as gross, ignorant, lustful, and unable to keep up with the power holders of the society. 228 more words

What did Max Weber mean by the ‘spirit’ of capitalism?

The proliferation of knowledge and reflection on knowledge had made it impossible for any one person to know and survey it all. In a world which could not be grasped as a whole, and where there were no universally shared values, most people clung to the particular niche to which they were most committed: their job or profession.

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Economics

Rational Educational Choices

For the students I have talked to, a credential mostly meant insurance against precisely the kind of cultural assumptions that the knowledge economy wants: a worker who embraces and embodies a new type of social contract.

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Commonplace