Category Archives: Economia

Glimmers of light at the end

Of course, nobody other than the Illuminati who created this fake pandemic knows what our future holds, but a couple of people have some lovely ideas that “resonate” with me: It has been a dramatic time. We have stopped and … Continue reading

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“L’état, c’est moi” does not translate well into English

This is basically an aggregation with little comment. From FiveThirtyEight.com, two very useful ‘splainers: Why Did The World Shut Down For COVID-19 But Not Ebola, SARS Or Swine Flu? | FiveThirtyEight A Comic Strip Tour Of The Wild World Of … Continue reading

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Illusions of clarity and autonomy

How to make the best of one likely bad situation. Continue reading

Posted in death, Health care, Legalia, Life political issues, lifeworks, Rights Talk

Organized Chaos

It’s daily clippings again, but I’ve gathered them under some headings. Continue reading

Posted in Calvinism, Consumerism, death, deathworks, Evangelicalism, Free-range Christians, Intricate malice, Journalism, Libertarianism, Political Matters, Survey, Uncategorized

Impressions of COVID-19

COVID-19 ramifies. Continue reading

Posted in death, deathworks, Health care, Journalism, Political Matters, solidarity

Perverse rejoicing

With a provenance like the Wall Street Journal’s “Houses of Worship” opinion series and a title like Thank God, American Churches Are Dying, you’d be justified in expecting a mix of self-conscious perversity and unhealthy, un-reflective antecedent bias. Continue reading

Posted in American Folk Religion, Atheism, Damn rackets, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Free-range Christians, Orthopathos, Sundry flakes, Transvaluation of Values | Tagged

Democrat face-plant

I generally avert my eyes from Trump, so crazed is he. Peggy Noonan can’t, and saw something unexpected — maybe epic. Continue reading

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Miscellany

Surveillance capitalism creeps me out. I don’t control my lights, door locks, or anything else by speaking commands to my 1st-generation Amazon Echo. Indeed, I shut the microphone off about a year ago and I only use it like a … Continue reading

Posted in "Spiritual" (maybe Religious), Capitalism, Consumerism, Damn rackets, deathworks, Fasting, Food, Playful, progressivism, Small is Beautiful, Sport, Technology

Book Report 2019

My best reads this year, with excerpts from the last. Continue reading

Posted in Built Environment and Infrastructure, lifeworks, Miscellany, Small is Beautiful, Transvaluation of Values

God bless the socialists

We’re all deeply in debt to some cantakerous socialists for doing work nobody else thought, or cared, to do. Continue reading

Posted in Capitalism, Damn rackets, grievance mongering, History, Journalism, progressivism, The best lack all conviction, the worst are full of passionate intensity, woke capital | Tagged