The slavery of freedom

“We used to own our slaves, now we just rent them.” –          Anonymous. The American anthropologist David Graeber once remarked that the difference between wage labor existing today and slavery is rather small. In the past people were so in debt that they had to sell their lives to others in order to survive. Nowadays…

Why nothing is done about climate change

Disaster is a natural part of my evolution, toward tragedy and dissolution.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club These are apocalyptic times. We are already acquainted with the inconvenient truths concerning climate change. Pollution, overpopulation, deforestation, etc. are making Earth into a ticking time bomb. Yet even when the evidence is overwhelming and catastrophe certain, there…