6 September 2011
Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front Wendell Berry
Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die.
And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future will be a mystery any more. Your mind will be punched in a card and shut away in a little drawer.
When they want you to buy something they will call you. When they want you to die for profit they will let you know. So, . . . → Read More: Wendell Berry’s Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front
18 November 2009
There have been many deeply mistaken ideas that enjoyed almost universal acceptance until reality overtook the illusion. Take for instance the once unquestioned truth that “Key West real estate never goes down.”
The persistent and widely accepted falsehood I have in mind for today’s essay is that the current U.S. economy could be accurately described as unrestrained “capitalism.” This idea, and it’s even worse corollary, that lack of regulation of that system has brought us to our present state of crisis, muddies the economic water so thoroughly that you’ve got to be pretty thirsty to try a cupful.
Whatever . . . → Read More: Scapegoating Capitalism