Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
(but, after all, isn't capitalism about trying to maximize profits?).

you got that right, baby...see ya in vegas

no, seriously, silly bunny, it's about killing the goose to get the egg inside her, it's about burning the family's heirloom furniture to stay warm, cuz yer too lazy to collect the firewood right outside the door, it's about a giant fuck-you to all the have-not 4/5ths of the world population, and it's all about growth, growth, growth, (plenty of work for oncologists) while whipping a dead horse of an old paradigm.

capitalism is at best a kind of social software beta, fulla bugs; maybe there will be a paul hawken-style v.2. out of the ashes, when building a shovel to last more than one season is not simply a design option.

we need landrover type durability built and designed into everything we touch and use...maglites, kevin kelly as global quality control tzar.

planned obsolescence should be regarded as eco-treason, much more serious than spy vs. spy international le carre stuff.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Jul 15th, 2007 at 12:22:58 AM EST
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