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Entries Tagged as 'Addiction'

America’s Auto-Addiction

How our car culture ravages the psyche, community, and the natural world

March 19th, 2008 · Written by · 1 Comment

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Cars, cars, everywhere. From the shores of Hawaii to the mountains of New Mexico to the hamlets of northern Michigan, cars and trucks of all shapes and sizes, running rampant down the streets, possessing highways, monopolizing avenues, pompously pushing their way down lanes, drives, places, and boulevards. Running over pedestrians, bicyclists, and each other. Belching carbon dioxide, spewing oil, gluttonously guzzling gasoline, shedding rubber, metal, glass, and plastic. Shrieking, rumbling and carelessly careening in various directions at multiple speeds. [...]

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Feeding the Demon

May 3rd, 2007 · Written by · No Comments

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An unrelenting self-projected psychosis
Filling up inner-cavities with shadow
A darkness
An unforgiving introspective tirade
The bandages are breaking apart
Applied haphazardly
No sense of permanence ever intended
Doled out with a daily routine of decadence

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Three Cheers for Testosterone

May 3rd, 2006 · Written by · No Comments

You’d have thought in 1961 when Eisenhower warned the U.S. about its emerging “military-industrial complex” someone would’ve sat up and taken notice. Perhaps some calls for restraint in military expenditures, or less interchange between defense industry execs and positions of power within the federal government. [...]

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Allergic Reaction

The Adverse Effects of the Free Market

November 3rd, 2005 · Written by · No Comments

Allergic Reactions

When Thomas Jefferson determined the “pursuit of happiness” to be one of humankind’s unalienable rights, he could not have foreseen the consequences of dangling this elusive proverbial carrot under the noses of subsequent generations. For the average proponent of free market economics, and by extension the average consumer, this phrase is synonymous with the accumulation of capital. If this notion were rooted in truth, one would expect the beneficiaries of the most successful marketplace in history – the American middle-class – to be living in a veritable state of pure ecstasy.

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