For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.
-Matthew 13:12 KJ
Just gettin’ my kicks this morn, dear worst-reader. Woke up to the rain shimmering across the Flensborg Fjord and dabbled in what is known as the “Matthew Effect“. A fine endeavour, indeed, before one starts his or her day reading about the downfall of the western world caused by mindless consumerism (yours truly) and inept democracy (my beloved #americant). But don’t worry. Have a bite of cookie or juicy kernel from biblical pomegranate. You’ll feel right as rain as soon as you do.
“Now what I observe in ethnographic studies is that people actually can become proud of their ability to exhaust themselves in this struggle. So that they say we are coping, we’re good, and others are less good or bad at coping. So it becomes a matter of pride to subject yourself to this rigid discipline imposed on you by the market.”
-How Will Capitalism End?, Wolfgang Streek
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