25,000 dollars for granite countertops is, entirely literally, murder

Every granite countertop that is made, every ensuite bathroom constructed, every patio laid out, signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. -MechaEisenhower In Australia, the government has just announced it will give 25,000 dollars to homeowners who do a … Continue reading 25,000 dollars for granite countertops is, entirely literally, murder

Blood copper and psychiatric disorders- some correlational studies

Everyone has at least one hobby horse, I have a stable's full. One of mine is the relationship between copper and psychiatric disorders. I first became interested in this connection when someone gave me a copper supplement to take and over a few days I became very anxious. The relationship is understudied, but what research … Continue reading Blood copper and psychiatric disorders- some correlational studies

Cost-Benefit Analysis undermines democracy: Or, this one weird trick helps instantiate the rule of capital

I'm going to be talking about something that's at once as dry as dust, and also one of the key instrumentalities through which money rules the world. I have never before seen any political radical or Marxist write about it, which is odd because it is perhaps the purest example of the Marxist theory of … Continue reading Cost-Benefit Analysis undermines democracy: Or, this one weird trick helps instantiate the rule of capital

Everything is negotiable on the right (and left)

If you enjoy this article check out my book, I’ve made it free to help you self-quarantine: https://deponysum.com/2020/03/30/something-to-read-in-quarantine-essays-2018-to-2020/ I've heard people express the following astonishments: "Why are conservatives arguing for everyone to go back to work? Aren't conservatives supposed to have stronger disgust and fear-of-disease instincts?" "Why do conservatives so often viciously criticise Democrats who had … Continue reading Everything is negotiable on the right (and left)