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their deaths happened long before misc/poetry

their deaths happened long
Before. It happened in the minds of people who never saw Them. It happened in the profit margins. It happened In the laws. They died because money could be saved and made.

—p.224 A Place to Call Home (221) missing author
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you’re supposed to thank the fumes misc/poetry

You’re supposed to thank the fumes. To be grateful
for the toxic patch on the rail track.
For the craquelure
in the asphalt, seeping green—
it reroutes you, proffers with each commute a forced
adventure. Who’s to say what you’ll find
in your course of avoidance?
Ideally a willi…

—p.35 [You're supposed to thank the fumes. To be grateful] (35) by Chris Lehmann
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all the hours stolen for gas bills misc/poetry

[...] And, friends
It is rotten, to have had history pull you up and spit you
Out again, for a few good moments, for nothing more
Than debt and waged servitude, all the hours stolen for gas bills,
Their world not built for you, its monstrous incursions
Of spectacular boredom, the she…

—p.158 On Defeat (158) missing author
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we are a defeated people inspo/anti-capitalism

I took my son to see it. I wanted him to know something of the origins and motivations of a structure of feeling that was something that I once felt deeply and to which I will remain in solidarity for the rest of my life. Let us admit, comrades, that we are a defeated people. There will be no secon…

—p.169 by McKenzie Wark
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the current period of globalisation

At a high level of abstraction, the current period of globalisation is defined by a trilogy of ideal-typical economies: superindustrial (coastal East Asia), financial/tertiary (North Atlantic), and hyperurbanizing/extractive (West Africa). "Jobless growth" is incipient in the first, chronic in the …

—p.10 Old Gods, New Enigmas (7) by Mike Davis
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the market leaves the public sector to fill the gap

How will a carbon price build a network of electric-vehicle, fast-charging stations? Tesla only builds them in cherry-picked areas where it can rely on profits. Like a private bus company or an internet provider, Elon Musk won’t provide a service where that doesn’t make money. The market leaves the…

—p.134 Planning the Good Anthropocene (133) by Leigh Phillips
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what is profitable is not always useful

What is profitable is not always useful, and what is useful is not always profitable. Worse still, many things that undermine human flourishing or even threaten our existence remain profitable, and, without regulatory intervention, companies will continue to produce them.

This — the market’s pro…

—p.133 Planning the Good Anthropocene (133) by Leigh Phillips
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the achievement of the market consensus

The achievement of the market consensus was to produce a mental world in which alternatives to capitalism did not seem conceivable - much less attainable. The key, it seems, was to make the principle of rapacity and plunder into a new catechism for economic policymaking, and then to watch our cultu…

—p.2 Introduction (1) by Chris Lehmann, John Summers, Thomas Frank
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this kind of criticism is the hardest thing

Criticism bearing our abrasive tone and uncompromising stance is sometimes derided as lowdown or (worse yet) easy. But the truth is, this kind of criticism is the hardest thing in the world to produce if you happen to live in a culture ruled by the dicta of positive thinking and dread of the existe…

—p.5 Introduction (1) by Chris Lehmann, John Summers, Thomas Frank
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capital manipulates the immigration question

[...] capital manipulates the immigration question. For if capital is no longer concerned with securing an immigration flow, it has every reason to exploit immigration as a source of division within the working class. It is not hypocrisy for Donald Trump to both provoke anti-immigrant sentiment whi…

—p.37 The Case for Open Borders (7) missing author