i feel stupid
So, for example, Lawrence Summers, who was originally supposed to become the next head of the Federal Reserve, and who’s probably the most important and famous non-ultra-right-wing economist in the United States, produced a paper [in November] in which he said, “we are probably now in a period of long-term or semi-permanent stagnation”—which was a very radical thing for somebody like that to say.Paul Mattick in conversation with Brandon Jourdan (when does it come a point where we actually have to say, “Well, it’s kind of fucked up that the economy has to grow 3% every year for this to be a functioning economy”?)
piper, bear cult
cornwall / kainuu
throw everything you’ve been hanging onto out the window and look at how it falls
less exhibited, more littered
grænavatn (oil on card, 27 x 35 cm, 2012), rhiannon inman-simpson
Secret TPP Deal Would Void Democracy
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would give corporations the right to sue national governments if they passed any law, regulation, or court ruling interfering with a corporation’s “expected future profits.”
They could also sue over local or state laws they didn’t like. The TPP would cover 40 percent of the world’s economy.
The AFL-CIO believes there is a serious risk that the TPP, a proposed trade agreement including the United States and 11 other countries (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, Vietnam and potentially Japan), will repeat the mistakes of the NAFTA trade model.The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Working Families Need a New Trade Model
California supplies nearly half of all U.S. fruits, vegetables, and nuts. But the state’s drought is currently taking its toll.
Thinking about this a lot recently.
up close & personal w/ icicles, shoveling snow from the roof of the porch @ mustarinda
A relation of cruel optimism exists when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your flourishing.lauren berlant, cruel optimism
WHY SHOULD THE CLOUDS LIGHT THEMSELVES?
first spying of northern lights scared me like i imagine “godfearing.” in far sky it looked like clouds but it wasn’t the direction the moon has been rising in and there is no city. faint bright green between trees and a grey orb in the sky like a jelly or expanded bat, great live cosmic pulsing cake that kept moving; that felt alive, sacred, holy, all the aspects. it’s not a big deal to walk out into the snow at night without a jacket or shoes on (i was lying in the snow naked when i saw stars for the first time) but how often does it feel like being watched? bolting inside to put on a jacket and borrowed clogs; despite all the phtographs, less surprised, cognizant, ramifications of future dream / tour, everything post-romantic; in sauna, “we’re in church” / hope for auroras. pale in the face of something never before seen + mechanically abstract. no more christian doom / tours