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Covid-19 information

I'm not going to start posting a ton of things about the current pandemic but I wanted to point to Dr. John Campbell's YouTube channel which has been rational and informative throughout the whole thing and well worth a watch.

Linked on the 19th of March, 2020 Details

How McKinsey destroyed the middle class.

Take some time out to read this fascinating piece on the corrosive effect of management consultancies on how businesses are now run at the expense of the people working there.

Linked on the 16th of February, 2020 Details

How to destroy a megalopolis

A perfect analogy for how climate change will affect us: by wearing us down, not through some singular event.

Linked on the 16th of February, 2020 Details

There are so many co-working spaces these days you could probably work for a whole year just by using all the free trials.

Noted on the 15th of February, 2020 Details

Splendid isolation

I came to a clearing in a forest by a riverbank in Dartmoor national park, far enough from any trail that it seemed unlikely I would encounter anyone while I was there. I gathered some loose branches and stones and arranged them in a circle of about 10 metres in diameter, and then I walked into the circle and did not leave it until the same time the following day.

Great read on our relationship with time. I now have a wilderness solo on my bucket list although I doubt there are many places in over-populated Belgium where you can be really alone for 24 hours.

Linked on the 9th of February, 2020 Details

Your lifestyle has already been designed.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

A flourishing economy mostly depends on an unsatisfied population and a declining environment.

Linked on the 19th of January, 2020 Details