Tuesday, October 31, 2006

lotos eaters

This time last year I wrote about a biscuity look that comes over the sycamore leaves at this time of year. (nb for US readers, I am talking about Acer pseudoplatanus not Platanus occidentalis)

This wet, warm October is, like the burning of Africa and the melting of polar ice, all about us not acting like citizens.

["Climate change presents a unique challenge for economics: it is the greatest
example of market failure we have ever seen." Start reading the Stern report here.]

Capitalism has no fear of ideologies, but in the end destroys itself - Unfortunately, it destroys a bunch of other poor bastards first, so it might take a while.

When I saw the sycamore effect I felt pleasure. Autumn seemed beautiful, as beautiful as spring. Why should recognition have the effect of beauty?

So now it's all out in the open. "Reply to All" has been inadvertently responsible for much honesty in this world.

And it's a fine line.

What is?

Between unwinding and unravelling.

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