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alleycatmn:

While shooting some images for my Downtown East project I noticed a new sign going up on the Thrivent Financial building.

alleycatmn:

While shooting some images for my Downtown East project I noticed a new sign going up on the Thrivent Financial building.

It was a very good year.
(Via hclib. Click through for more details!)

Ezra Masch, “The Big Bang Project,” with drummer Chris McBride.

I start by looking at the way the world is organized today. It resembles feudalism. Being born into the United States rather than the Congo is like being born into the nobility rather than the peasantry in the Middle Ages. This completely random factor dramatically advantages and disadvantages people.

Everyone thinks feudalism was wrong. Why should some people receive special social status just by birth? But If feudalism was wrong, why doesn’t the same sort of objection apply to the way we have organized the world today? What we have to recognize is that the basic way in which the world is organized today is not natural. It is a human construction. And we have to think about whether or not this is a fair way to organize the world, because it *can* be organized differently.

Joseph Carens, making the case for open borders. I think it’s funny when people say what “everyone thinks.”

The Pie(via Planet 3.0, which has an older, less solid version)

The Pie
(via Planet 3.0, which has an older, less solid version)

Mat Kladney, “San Francisco Bicycle System" (detail).

Mat Kladney, “San Francisco Bicycle System" (detail).

Inside the mall, you never have to glimpse a failure of the government. You can forget its failures. You can imagine yourself, if briefly, in a perfectly-run country.
Eve Fairbanks on shopping malls in Africa.

My name is Erik. I make music and web sites. I don't post much about those things here. Here are some things I post about:

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