Disabled and Dying In the World of Plenty

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A Guest Post by FIDO

After looking at my meager Social Security Disability check and looking outside of my front door of my hole-in-the-wall apartment, I wondered: Is this it?


About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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One Response to Disabled and Dying In the World of Plenty

  1. Jack Waddington says:

    If we are not there … we are getting very close to it.

    I suspect to many in the rich western world, it will come as a shock. My take is that it will be chaotic to begin with until we begin to realize we’ve been living with chaos for centuries. Then it could dawn on us that chaos is not so terrible after all … then hopefully we’ll abandon some of the stupid strictures we’ve laid on ourselves. For me the first and most stupid of these was: MONEY AND ALL MEANS OF EXCHANGE. Hopefully we will realize we can then abandon the next stupid notion that we need to compete. Co operation will then begin to be pure joy … that pure joy we (some of us) knew as little kids.


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