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If you’re poor, the only way you’re likely to injure someone is the old traditional way: artisanal violence, we could call it – by hands, by knife, by club, or maybe modern hands-on violence, by gun or by car.

But if you’re tremendously wealthy, you can practice industrial-scale violence without any manual labor on your own part. You can, say, build a sweatshop factory that will collapse in Bangladesh and kill more people than any hands-on mass murderer ever did, or you can calculate risk and benefit about putting poisons or unsafe machines into the world, as manufacturers do every day. If you’re the leader of a country, you can declare war and kill by the hundreds of thousands or millions. And the nuclear superpowers – the US and Russia – still hold the option of destroying quite a lot of life on Earth.

So do the carbon barons. But when we talk about violence, we almost always talk about violence from below, not above.


echo3s:

20080803_0020_3f&Vit (1954)_with_GR28mm_DxO by *Leiss on Flickr.
camefortumb1rgold:

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thisoldhouse:

You think you know crown molding? Well look again. The molding in this playful London townshouse features the facial profiles of the home’s family members. Now that is customization.

VIA designmilk

(via grantofalltrades)

specialcar:

Ornamental Lathe and Collection of Tools, with Mahogany Cabinet, 19th Century.

specialcar:

Ornamental Lathe and Collection of Tools, with Mahogany Cabinet, 19th Century.

(via grantofalltrades)

(Source: flat-six, via functionofspeed)

American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD, 2014 on Flickr.
American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore MD, 2014 on Flickr.
design-is-fine:

Dieter Rams, Braun HiFi wall unit – Wandanlage, 1964-65. TS 45 / TG 60 / L 450. Photo: ⓒ Koichi Okuwaki

design-is-fine:

Dieter Rams, Braun HiFi wall unit – Wandanlage, 1964-65. TS 45 / TG 60 / L 450. Photo: ⓒ Koichi Okuwaki

(Source: faz.net, via weyoume)

anachoretique:

Xavier Veilhan
Vintage tool sale at Lee Valley today.

Vintage tool sale at Lee Valley today.