Become ignorant, unskilled, and poor: this is your task if neoliberalism is to survive.

7 Jan

The Slog.

We’ve had don’t vote. Now I suggest don’t throw away, and don’t buy: just fix

The last two days have been mild and sunny here, and what this tends to do is make normal human beings want to get out among all things natural. Doing so in turn increases one’s self-esteem, and enables us to tackle tricky jobs we’ve been putting off, whether indoors or out.

One of these – small but tedious – involved a wire-based switch on a lamp of which I’m very fond. The lamp has a nice mock-Aztec beaten metal base, and so of course I wasn’t about the throw it out on the basis of a switch that has ceased to switch. It is, always in my experience, simply a contact-plate that his gone out of line.

Now in case you hadn’t noticed, these days all such switches are sealed. They used to have simple…

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