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From Julian Simpson’s email newsletter Nov 7, 2020 Julian Simpson & Hollywood & Economics & COVID-19 ** Writing Julian Simpson has a great email newsletter called INFODUMP. This bit of text was in the most recent edition of that. The more you watch Trump is a psychotic structure  par excellence May 22, 2020 COVID-19 & The Real & Psychosis Today in a post at Daring Fireball John Gruber wrote about a Daily Beast article summering a paywalled article at the Finically Times where Trump Freelancers & COVID-19 May 12, 2020 COVID-19 & Warren Ellis From Warren Ellis’s weekly newsletter —> I said to someone on Friday afternoon, in some shock as it dawned on me: “I’m actually bored.” I mean, Jouissance is flexible May 11, 2020 Jouissance & COVID-19 In my newsletter this week, I’ve been writing about how my thoughts on the flexibility of jouissance. This morning I read the following, which is a The incarcerated: These in a “state of exception”. & COVID-19 Apr 24, 2020 COVID-19 & State of Exception & Agamben The following is from the _Popular Information email newsletter, which you can subscribe to here. In New York City, at least 1200 inmates and Paul Kingnorth on just how fragile our “Everyday life” is. Apr 15, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & Paul Kingsnorth & COVID-19 From the most recent edition of author Paul Kingsnorth’s email newsletter: “The pattern of ordinary life, in which so much stays the same from one The lockdown is the “neutron bomb” for the economy Apr 14, 2020 COVID-19 Writing on his blog Interconnected, Matt Webb reminisces about growing up during the Cold War… One of the things we’d talk about was the neutron This is not fine, and it was not fine then either. Apr 13, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & COVID-19 Written by Sean Bonner on his blog. There’s no question that 2020 is shaping up to be a disaster, and people are understandably asking how long We are not all “I this together.” Apr 13, 2020 Dialectical Pessimism & COVID-19 This morning I read what I think is a very good article from The Atlantic. The article, by Eric Liu, talks about how many people and institutions Keep it fake Mar 31, 2020 COVID-19 & The Real & Lacan & Heat Death & Huantology The effects of the coronavirus, beyond the public health questions, will leave an irreversible impact on the culture. I have been reflecting on what