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Matt K

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Success! Matt K has read 16 of 15 books.

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The Utopia of Rules (2016, Melville House) 4 stars

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy is a …

The process of financialization has meant that an ever-increasing proportion of corporate profits come in the form of rent extraction of one sort or another. Since this is ultimately little more than legalized extortion, it is accompanied by ever-increasing accumulation of rules and regulations, and ever-more sophisticated, and omnipresent, threats of physical force to enforce them. Indeed they become so omnipresent that we no longer realize we're being threatened, since we cannot imagine what it would be like not to be.

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The Utopia of Rules (2016, Melville House) 4 stars

The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy is a …

It's as if someone had consciously tried to create the least appealing possible political position. It is a testimony to the genuine lingering power of leftist ideals that anyone would even consider voting for a party that promoted this sort of thing--because surely, if they do, it's not because they actually think these are good policies, but because these are the only policies anyone who identifies themselves as left- of-center is allowed to set forth.

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I’m just in the introduction and it’s head nodding time already. Love it!

A Psalm for the Wild-Built (EBook, 2021, Tom Doherty Associates) 5 stars

It’s been centuries since the robots of Panga gained self-awareness and laid down their tools; …

A gentle journey with real stakes

4 stars

This feels like a good LeGuin novel. Our characters go on a journey, they discover things, we learn about a very different world and we build to a crisis with a resolution that surprises in kindness.

Zero laser blasts. Real problems.

Tea throughout as a center to the plot. I loved it and will be following the next adventures.