A “Stupid Little Life” for All of Us (Movie Review of American Beauty)

I won’t sugarcoat my view of this movie: It’s really really gross. But where Falling Down seems to enjoy it’s depravity and turn it into mean-spirited and often uncomfortable social commentaries that’s disconnected from reality, American Beauty seems to capture the spirit of dissatisfaction and complacency with their depravity all too well. The story revolves around a father (played…

Are Jobs Inherently Exploitative?

  Getting back on my Abolish Work to-do list I read Freedom From Jobs by Elliot Sperber and was intrigued by much of it. I’ll start with those parts I find intriguing and convincing before I move into the parts I thought were questionable. Early on in the article Sperber makes this remark which I…

The UBI is Finnish-ed

Okay, it’s not actually and I just really like puns. So I’ve been sitting on this story for a bit and want to share the round up of (old) news on this. Apparently Finland is going to (starting next year) have a small scale UBI that targets around 10,000 individuals to see how effective the…