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The Epstein scandal at MIT shows the moral bankruptcy of techno-elites.

The cardinal error of such analysis, however, lies in its tendency to
mistake structural transformations of global capitalism for zeitgeisty
trends in the history of ideas.

The techno-optimism of the 90s was just a smoke screen.

Linked on the 8th of September, 2019 Details

We've Reached Peak Wellness. Most of It Is Nonsense.

A detailed down-to-earth article on the real path to wellness versus the industry's mostly worthless solutions.

Linked on the 3rd of September, 2019 Details

Talk about addiction. This morning, while out cycling in the countryside, I passed a woman completely absorbed by her phone screen while riding a horse.

Noted on the 28th of August, 2019 Details

An influencer is defending her decision to post a photo shoot of her motorcycle accident on instagram.

I've been in worse condition from a cycling crash. I'm not sure how real this is but it's positively Ballardian.

Linked on the 20th of August, 2019 Details

At 4°C of warming, would a billion people survive? What scientists say.

I recently watched a BBC interview with Extinction Rebellion's co-founder Roger Hallam where he mentions six billion people could die from starvation and war before the end of the century.

My future outlook as far as the coming climate emergency is downright bleak and even I was a bit surprised at the numbers he was throwing out. Well, it turns out there are scientists out there who believe exactly that.

Linked on the 20th of August, 2019 Details

Concrete clickbait: next time you share a spomenik photo, think about what it means.

Photos of these modernist monuments are frequently shared without context or wrongly attributed to commissioning by Tito. Theirs is a story of historical erasure and lessons from the past we seem to be ignoring yet again.

Linked on the 17th of August, 2019 Details