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Even though I disagree with this guy on an awful lot of stuff (including, to a certain extent, the premise of this article), he very often has something interesting to say

Nah he’s right. That was kind of like me and Desert Golfing right there. Finishing 10,000+ levels of a game BECAUSE THEY WERE THERE.
 

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This is just a really pleasant story of some auld lads still playing music into their 80s

 

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I finally got around to reading Debt there earlier this year, its good stuff albeit yes, very long.

This new book reminds me of these stories:

Story of cities #5: Benin City, the mighty medieval capital now lost without trace

“When Europeans first came to Africa, they considered the architecture very disorganised and thus primitive. It never occurred to them that the Africans might have been using a form of mathematics that they hadn’t even discovered yet.”

and also




I guess, being Irish we should be quite aware of how made up most of this stuff is.
 

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The first couple of chapters of "Bullshit jobs" really put me off Graeber (even though I enjoyed one of his early books ... "Possibilities" I think it was called). Was like listening to some smug anarcho-hipster at a reclaim the streets march in the 00s
 

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I thought the original Bullshit Jobs article was decent enough but very much didn't need to read the book, and I seem to remember reading some good criticism of it, most of which i've now forgotten.

I mean, the fact is he was an anarchist, which you know, fine, whatever, he's just having fun with ideas isn't he? Debt was really good, I like books that take on ingrained ideas at their very core, which it looks like the latest one is doing as well, but i'm not going to look for him to work out how we should re-organize the transport system or fix the housing crisis in the short term.
 

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I guess, being Irish we should be quite aware of how made up most of this stuff is.
HOW DARE YOU, YOU JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

 

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HOW DARE YOU, YOU JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!

fuck yeah!

oh man, there's a book and all now

Amazon product
 

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Thanks for that before I go to bed.

Reminds me of a gig I went to once.

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Years After He
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Great line-up
 
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