polymathmo:

GPOY  From Pictures for Sad Children

polymathmo:

GPOY
From Pictures for Sad Children

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What you don’t necessarily realize when you start selling your time by the hour is that what you’re actually selling is your life.

( Barbara Ehrenreich (via creatingaquietmind)

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People under capitalism do not relate to each other directly as human beings. They relate to each other through the myriad products which they encounter in the market.

( David Harvey (via tectusregis)

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Instructor: “You should get a credit card with a low limit for purchases online, like $4,000.”

A LOW LIMIT.
LIKE $4,000.

4,000 DOLLARS.

IDK what reality she lives in, but it does not intersect mine.

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a fashion designer, but I work in visual merchandising to pay the bills. I get off late almost every night— a lot of times it’s after 9 PM. So it’s hard to find the energy to be creative. I should be sketching new pieces or sewing every night, but I’m too tired. Then the weekend comes around, and all I want to do is relax and decompress from the week. But those are the only two days I have to work on my dream."

humansofnewyork:

"I want to be a fashion designer, but I work in visual merchandising to pay the bills. I get off late almost every night— a lot of times it’s after 9 PM. So it’s hard to find the energy to be creative. I should be sketching new pieces or sewing every night, but I’m too tired. Then the weekend comes around, and all I want to do is relax and decompress from the week. But those are the only two days I have to work on my dream."

isomorphismes:

Why is gold considered a hedge against fiat currency? If the monetary system collapsed — as in, the USD or the GBP or the JPY were no longer accepted in exchange for goods — are you absolutely sure people would accept Gold as a substitute?

This is not gold coins minted by a current government — it’s gold bars, gold bullion, or gold coins from some historical government (like, Spanish doubloons).

Gold, just exactly like fiat currency, is worth something just because other people think it will be worth something.
So if that’s the case — then why is gold considered a hedge against inflation?


Or, what if we collectively stopped assigning value to arbitrary things like gold or currency altogether? 
Societal collapse, no doubt. Or… societal revolution?

isomorphismes:

Why is gold considered a hedge against fiat currency? If the monetary system collapsed — as in, the USD or the GBP or the JPY were no longer accepted in exchange for goods — are you absolutely sure people would accept Gold as a substitute?

image

This is not gold coins minted by a current government — it’s gold bars, gold bullion, or gold coins from some historical government (like, Spanish doubloons).

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Gold, just exactly like fiat currency, is worth something just because other people think it will be worth something.

So if that’s the case — then why is gold considered a hedge against inflation?

image

Or, what if we collectively stopped assigning value to arbitrary things like gold or currency altogether?

Societal collapse, no doubt. Or… societal revolution?

Billie:
Spike, capitalism is like Japanese Knotweed: nothing kills it off. If there were only two people left on the planet, one of them would find a way of making money out of the other one.
Spike:
But economics of purpose is not about making money, it is about realigning resources.
Spike:
Isn't language wonderful?

(Source: lackofbelief)

goldmark:

It’s a corporate world, the rest of us are just living (and shopping) in it. 
Screenshot of CityMaps.com of Manhattan. 

goldmark:

It’s a corporate world, the rest of us are just living (and shopping) in it. 

Screenshot of CityMaps.com of Manhattan. 

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beginsinwonder:

and people wonder why we think the world is meaningless

beginsinwonder:

and people wonder why we think the world is meaningless

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