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Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)

Opening Ceremony One running theme throughout this blog will be that of the impact of automation on work, politics, and society. The machines are coming – and not just for the kind of working stiffs who can’t get an article … Continue reading

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Fear of Politics (2) – We Had To Destroy The Polity To Save It

Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and moderation in the pursuit of justice is not a virtue I am not really equipped to write about conservative dogma. I consume a great deal of it passively like the … Continue reading

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Class Dismissed

Given this inherent structural problem, progressives must surely seek to persuade lower class people to entertain their ideas—patiently, inventively and persistently—instead of imposing them. – From Shannon Burns – In Defence of the Bad, White Working Class OK. Drop the mike. Go … Continue reading

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Family Feudal Firm

The prudent, penniless beginner in the world labors for wages awhile, saves a surplus with which to buy tools or land for himself, then labors on his own account Why don’t I watch Game of Thrones? Well… Nothing annoys me more … Continue reading

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Fear Of Politics – Techno Techno Techno

A spectre is haunting us — the spectre of politics. All the powers of world have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre… Many people seem to be afraid of politics – especially its democratic variants. It’s not … Continue reading

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Falling Into Chaos

Lets get complex. Not complicated. Not chaotic (not yet). Definitely not simple. Complex. To get a little deeper into why everything is broken, we’re going to need to some kind of framework – here’s one that someone else made earlier. … Continue reading

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Out Of Our Depth

Well, this is odd. A while ago, I wrote a response to an article in Meanjin published by a conservative author. Gray Connolly’s article had ended with a nautical metaphor (not unexpected for a naval man). That metaphor led to … Continue reading

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