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Finnish consumer confidence hits record high in May; industry also rising

Finnish consumer and industry confidence rose in May from the previous month, data published on Monday showed.

Consumer confidence increased to a record high 24.1 points in May from 21.5 points in April, Statistics Finland (SF) said. 416 more words


Being (Un)happy

I had not gone running in ages, due to my depression and due to the dysphoria. When I run, things shake (even when thoroughly packed in all kinds of wrap) and it takes a lot of willpower for me to ignore it. 326 more words


Missing Hatchlings of the Rentier Firm

Investment is the foundation for future economic growth under capitalism, but public company investment isn’t what it used to be. This is measurable. US public companies have, in aggregate, reduced their level of investment since 1985 by about 10% [1], while increasing cash disbursements to shareholders. 3,061 more words


Duality: Just Own It

I often have a hard time staying committed to following through on highly charged ideas. The more that a possiblity energizes and inspires me, the more my inner critic rears its head. 135 more words



Post number 32 of 33 in The Ganymede Progression.

Stagnation is something we are wise to understand and be on the lookout for. Stagnating systems are entropic; the less something is enabled and allowed to change, the less relevance and responsiveness it can have. 789 more words



The asiago bagel lamprey is my nuisance of choice for the moment, the epitome of a rational raptor transgression through a commencement that lasts longer than the first half-life of a carbon isotope. 56 more words


Deal 1004: Waiting

I’m passing time writing by candlelight in the depths of my cave. The tiny flame casts constantly moving shadows on the walls around me. They catch my attention and distract from the work I am trying to do. 314 more words

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