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There are several things going on here. Mainly this site provides a goad to overcome my procrastination of several years and write a book of very uncertain genre. The only way I can imagine doing this is to begin with Chapter One and continue. Publishing drafts as I go, the last posted on this title page, will be like placing posts along a fence line. A half finished fence says a lot about the builder. Next, this serves as a blog for rants, comments and possibly longer pieces and, last, I finally have a place to archive work.  For the origins of Ztangi Press go here .

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Essays

Degrowth and its Discontents: Part One

“No modern solutions to modern problems” – B dS Santos

Hardly a week goes by without another dire warning about climate change. Whether the alarm comes from a university, an animal protection outfit, a human rights NGO or an intrepid TV journalist warily broadcasting in the front of a melting iceberg, their message of impending catastrophe hardly registers amongst the other debilitating news of terrorist bombings and police violence.

Book Reviews

A movement to free time

Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream by Benjamin Hunnicutt

We are living in a time of dis-ease when the millions who are consistently working long hours pass by the millions of unemployed as ships in the night. The former, physically exhausted from overwork, share with the “chronically unemployed,” themselves psychically drained from months of fruitless search for work, the continuum of employment as the extremities – from none to too much.