Medium: Against Productivity

Productivity never asks what it builds, just how much of it can be piled up before we leave or die. It is irrelevant to pleasure. It’s agnostic about the fate of humanity. It’s not even selfish, because production negates the…

Rolling Stone: The $9 Billion Witness: Meet JPMorgan Chases Worst Nightmare

A few days later, Fleischmann, who had by then moved back to Vancouver and was looking for work, was at a mall when she saw a Wall Street Journal headline on her iPhone: JPMorgan Insider Helps U.S. in Probe. The story said that…

The Guardian: Today’s Britain: where the poor are forced to steal or beg from food banks

They could have read the letters from researchers in the British Medical Journal warning that the rise in food poverty has “all the signs of a public health emergency”. They could have looked over the hospital admissions statistics showing a…

Pitchfork: Jarvis Cocker – Features

What people have to make sure of is that they’re not replicating something that already exists. You really have to ask yourself: “Is there a point in me doing this? Has this already been said before? Is this moving things…

ZEIT ONLINE: Ebola: Wie das Virus in die Welt kam

Quite a read, aber lesenswert! Hier wird unaufgeregt nachgezeichnet, welche Aneinanderreihnung von Zufällen die derzeitige Ebola-Epidemie bedingt hat. Unglaubliche Zufälle haben das Virus stark gemacht. Aber auch das Leben von Bauern im Regenwald spielt eine Rolle, der Umgang mit Tieren,…