Category: thoughts

John Long

I had written my dissertation about this seeming convergence of movements. Everyone thought I was completely crazy. I didn’t think it would happen so soon.

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The body is not a pipe

Nutrition “science” is so unreliable that it can hardly be trusted, and for this reason, I sympathize with people who resign themselves to mystery unaided

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heartbroken consumer

Today my beloved MacBook Pro fried its logic board…Why is there so much consumer choice but not what I want?…But my real question is why aren’t companies somebody refurbishing the beautiful, solid old hardware chasses of these classic designs. Convert those BMWs and Mercedes to electric systems? Design lightweight guts for those beautiful PowerBooks and Communicators. If corporate design can’t match vintage classics, then innovative small companies should be designing custom kits to keep these beauties on the road.

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health: the new prison

The prison industrial complex is based on the insight that bodies can be made profitable without their consent. You just need the right regulatory framework.

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of meat and videogames

Both vertical and horizontal integration being tedious, the new business model is getting out of the business of making things and into the business of

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I want a Lab

LAB lab A Lab for Interventions, Innovations, Iterations to facilitate: Local Food, Objects, and Quality of Life – Artisan Economics and Meaningful Work – Biospheric

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About [high] fashion

I’ve never written, or even articulated, anything about fashion before. But we just saw Mademoiselle C, which displays the eccentricity and waste of high fashion

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DIY Economics

Gold bugs, income-tax-is-illegalists, illuminati cogniscentis, federal reserve suspicionists … get a bad rap from the left, who rebuke these analyses as “conspiracy theory”. We are

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Of sushi and fur

Since consumption is one of the major places we express our values and try to make a difference in the world, conversations about ethics and

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things I want

There are quite a number of things that I would LOVE to be able to pay an artisan to make/fix/modify for me. The number one

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Social Entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is a model of social change quite different than social movements, but it is not necessarily for-profit. (Bornstein, 2007) Responding to a political

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The Integrity Economy

I don’t usually eat meusli, but my body targeted its cravings that way last week, and I follow. I found a beautiful one, and expensive,

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