Category Archives: scam

Institutional Puritanism And Censorship At WordPress.com

While ‘free speech’ is something that goes down big in theory in capitalist heartlands like the United States, in practice the protestant heritage of the WASP elite in North America means that today’s online web 2.0 environment is in reality … Continue reading

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When Will The Art Bubble Burst?

An economic bubble is trade in high volumes at prices that are considerably above the intrinsic value of the product or service in question. In other words an economic bubble is the exchange of products or assets at inflated prices. … Continue reading

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10 Most Popular Comment Topics On This Blog & Why They Bore Me

No matter what the original topic of my posts, sooner or later those commenting on them get back to the same old things they always want to talk about. Here are 10 topics I rarely dissect, examine, rehash or argue … Continue reading

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Shards Of The Spectacle

For no particularly good reason I decided to head down to The Millennium Bridge in central London to watch tonight’s supposedly spectacular light show to launch The Shard: the just completed tallest building in Europe, and one that allegedly contains … Continue reading

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