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The Blessings of Capitalism — and How they’re killing us

Capitalism is not conservative, it’s not liberal. It’s a religion. A Costco store is a capitalist temple. The shelves are altars; the checkout lines are our communion. Continue reading

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Science Is A 4-Year Old Playing With The World

Capitalism’s need for growth and profit may be the force driving the world over a cliff, but science designed the train, and technology built it. Continue reading

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Jonah in the 21st Century

Your calling may appear impossible, but if you run away from it, it will torment you for life. There may be no way it could happen, but it still might happen. Continue reading

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Gaslight for America

Remember, the goal isn’t to convince people of your position. It’s to make them doubt themselves, doubt reality, and ultimately to give up and say, “Whatever.” Continue reading

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Without Stories

Let go of all your narratives — Capitalism and Socialism, Left and Right, Science and Religion, Good and Evil. Notice how beautiful the world can be Without these stories Continue reading

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The Dragon and the Bug

Soon, most of the businesses, jobs, entertainment, and schools that made up Sam’s inner world lay in broken heaps. People who could still work, worked for less, slept in the street, ate what they could. It got harder for Sam to stomp around the world or pretend to be great when its insides were in so much pain. Continue reading

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Midnight in the Imperial City

The walls of the imperial city look magnificent
Impenetrable, eternal, stronger than God.
But look closer; they are only video images
Projected on tattered cotton screens. Continue reading

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Not Going Back

Scarcity is a lie the rulers tell us to justify their own wealth. Continue reading

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Rewriting the Rules of Money

Money puts a number on the worth of all things, on our work, on animals and plants and people. It turns all of Nature and all human talents into commodities. How much money can we get for this forest? How little can we pay these guys to bulldoze it? Continue reading

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Shutdown Forever

People would still have to work, but not to survive.
They could help others, grow food, create beauty.
Fix pipes and cables and roads, build things
Like the youth painting murals on boarded up windows. Continue reading

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