Thomas Piketty’s got jokes.

"It is much too soon to warn readers that by 2050 they may be paying rent to the emir of Qatar." [pg. 7; Capital in the 21st Century (2014)]

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There is no pot of gold at the end of a mythical rainbow
We’re uneducated contestants, life is the game show
The president is the host, the results are painful
The judges weave a web in which we all get tangled
Their only contribution to the world is a delusion
Which has no physical power, I offer you a solution
Pharoahe Monch, the antonym for translucent
Lyrical revolution, I’ll expose the movement
Illusion…

[“Eht Dnarg Noisulli” - Pharoahe Monch - P.T.S.D.]

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On the other hand, however, Lenin is equally dismissive of anarchist doctrines that invest all hopes in the singular and final act of abolishing the “state machine.” He opposes vehemently anarchists who assume that abolishing the state will eradicate all social oppression overnight. Such views remain outrightly utopian, completely blind to the historical dimensions of social transformation. For him, framing the revolutionary question in terms of either a violent action or a carefully steered reform misses the possibility of understanding the revolutionary task as an intricate historical process that requires BOTH.
Zhivka Valiavicharska - Socialist Modes of Governance and the “Withering Away” of the State. (2010)

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The Surprising Science of Yawning

newyorker:

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Maria Konnikova on why yawning may actually signal the opposite of what we think: http://nyr.kr/1kWX9VS

Photograph by Chris Steele-Perkins/Magnum.

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Everyone is someone’s devil.
Matthew Hicks, Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend (via thugdad)

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honey-andrevolution:

marukobott:

if i ever misgender you:

  1. it is not on purpose i promise
  2. im very sorry
  3. tell me your correct pronouns and ill use them
  4. spray me with cold water

always reblog

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mollycrabapple:

Now

Matt Taibbi has a new book! Ah!!!!!!!! Must Read.

mollycrabapple:

Now

Matt Taibbi has a new book! Ah!!!!!!!! Must Read.

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coreyrobin:

"Schmitt…defended the Nuremberg Laws of September 1935…These laws prohibiting German citizens from marrying non-Aryans, according to Schmitt, were not intended as a first step in transforming the world. Unlike the Bolsheviks, he went on, Germans were not presuming to legislate for mankind."

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rapunzelie:

do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals

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It always amuses me to see billionaires talk about “those in power” as if it’s someone other than themselves. I’d love to see Charles Koch have to spend a month in the life of a secretary who works in one of his offices. Then let’s see what he thinks about “power” and “freedom” and who has it and who doesn’t.

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