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Fri, Feb. 5th, 2010 10:43 am
Mr Pantouffle's self-fab skyhut

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Fri, Feb. 5th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC)

Our landlord's job is to go to war and weather ravaged countries to help people build emergency housing like this for themselves (next stop Haiti). Last time I saw him he was telling me how they show people to use tetrapak cartons to insulate the walls.

He said to us although people can be incredibly innovative when in situations like this, ultimately they all want to have big houses and cars. Why wouldn't they? Ultimately it is only the privileged who will fetishise poverty, or try to emulate it on some level.


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Fri, Feb. 5th, 2010 01:16 pm (UTC)

There's a sweet spot between austerity and hedonic-treadmill-style over-indulgence, between mass misery and individual piggery. We all need to find where that sweet spot is. Click Opera hasn't lived in vain if it's introduced people to, for instance, Richard Layard's ideas on this subject.


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(Anonymous)
Fri, Feb. 5th, 2010 02:03 pm (UTC)

Who will I read after the end of Click opera ?


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