“The point of work should not be just to provide the material goods we need to survive. Since work typically takes the largest part of our time, it should also be an important part of what gives our life meaning. Our economic system works well for those who find meaning in economic competition and the material rewards it brings. To a lesser but still significant extent, our system provides meaningful work in service professions (like health and social work) for those fulfilled by helping people in great need. But for those with humanistic and artistic life interests, our economic system has almost nothing to offer.”
— The Real Humanities Crisis - NYTimes.com (via mikerugnetta)
8:29 pm • 2 December 2013 • 185 notes
there’s a news headline generator that mixes words from real news headlines and they are fucking golden
3:06 pm • 1 December 2013 • 37,555 notes
Oh, man. The pope says capitalism is sending us straight to hell. It’s going to be a good day.
11:38 am • 26 November 2013 • 200 notes
You’ve probably never seen or heard an instrument like this. Watch Debashish Bhattacharya play the Hindustani slide guitar at NPR’s Tiny Desk.
Debashish Bhattacharya is basically a magician. Or a god living on earth. Stop what you’re doing and watch this. Really.
12:51 pm • 23 November 2013 • 671 notes