From the monthly archives: December 2023

In the dark times,

Will there also be singing?
Yes, there will be singing

About the dark times.

— Berthold Brecth

On Aversion to Pessimism Aversion

Many of us suffer from pessimism aversion. It can be a failing of analytic honesty and a characteristic of how institutions think. In the final pages of a book, or the conclusions and […]

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On November 17, 2023, Jorge L. Zerquera reportedly committed suicide while being held inside a Behavioral Adjustment Unit (BAU), at Massachusetts’ medium security prison, MCI-Norfolk. The BAU houses, according to the Massachusetts Department of Correction (DOC), “individuals removed from general population due to unacceptable risk to facility safety and operations” (3). As covered […]

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