Monthly Archives: March 2019

David Graeber, “Bullshit Jobs.”

The job of “academic” is precisely what keeps me from the task of thinking.

The Age of Automation.

These days most jobs exist because it’s more fun to boss humans than machines around.

We can move freely through time.

But we don’t need “high technology” and fancy machines to do it.

H.G. Wells, “The Time Machine.”

The dystopian vision of industrial capitalism is undercut and strengthened by its fear of monstrous workers.

An acquired pleasure.

Thinking separates me from myself.

A minor agreement in a major disagreement.

Democracy and Science agree that scholars need not be gentlemen or men of any sort.