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The Power Broker, a very late and incomplete book review.

Having just finished reading The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York, I was struck by how much remains relevant today, even though it was published in 1975. 830 more words

Annals Of Motordom

What is freely given and what is stolen

The Maths Captain and I finally put our electric motor to the test and took The Runcible Spoon, our long-refashioned sailboat over three hours and 12 kilometres… 1,456 more words

Falling Skies, cont'd

OK, now that you’re back, the worst part is, of course, that some number of the wannabe Ruling Class has known since the late 1950’s that this was going to happen, as well as they’ve known about climate change as a real thing since at least the 1970’s.  1,155 more words


The Sky Is Actually Falling (this time)

Second, so many things are happening in this world that have been happening for a long time that have brought us to this moment that, without the larger context of ‘how the fuck did we get here?’, we will continually misdiagnose what ails us.  494 more words



Bitcoin is revolutionary. More specifically, blockchain, the technology and mechanism underlying bitcoin is revolutionary. I am by no means a bitcoin maximalist, but blockchain offers significant paths forward for attacking the second gate of the enemy. 1,061 more words

Earth Overshoot: How Sustainable is Population Growth?

For decades people have been predicting overpopulation would wipe out energy resources if not the entire planet. Every year the population bomb and peak oil crowd have been proven wrong. 2,903 more words


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