1001 Things You Didn't Know You Wanted to Know by Anna Mantzaris

By Anna Mantzaris

Trivialities buffs of the world—this is your publication! It’s filled with 1,001 tidbits of data in such different types as meals & Drink, tv, paintings, enterprise, future health, faith, and so on. for instance, do you know that each strawberry comprises over 2 hundred seeds? That the 1st equipped hard work strike within the U.S. happened in Philadelphia in 1786, whilst neighborhood printers demanded greater wages? Or that Jack London used to be the 1st novelist to earn 1000000 funds from his writing? Highlighted with maps and illustrations, this compilation features a wealth of lists, together with the least densely populated nations, the academic associations of the Ivy League, bands that performed at Woodstock, or even the main stressful clichés, as voted via humans in 70 countries.

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Weis is a form without content, and so too are the extreme forms of financial capital which created the economic bubble, forms which are increasingly divorced from their content – that is, actual physical commodities such as houses. Instead, these forms – for example, insurance packages and loans on houses – become themselves further abstracted from the content: the physical commodity. Now we enter into an enflamed and surreal cycle of speculation where the investment involves the insurance on the insurance – or several subprime mortgages packaged together as a single entity and then resold.

In In Time Justin Timberlake’s character, Will Salas, is a factory worker, and in a deliciously Marxist flavoured take on alienated labour, Salas works in a factory forging the very manacles which allow for the transfer of time and thereby facilitate the exploitation of workers such as him. But in The Price of Life, the paradigm is very different. People are not born into social classes; rather, in a riff on the American dream, they are born into essential equality, and 7 Price of Life, Director Stephen Tolkin, ‘American PlayHouse’, PBS, 1987.

Com/opinion/2011/10/27/ 3 Ibid. 4 Ibid. 5 Ibid. In Time 27 The central figure of Philippe Weis, for instance, has acquired a life span of 10,000 years, but more than this, he is the owner of a monopoly chain of time banks which have sprung up in the ghettos and which lend time, at high interest rates, to those who are struggling to survive and have no other options. Weis is forever immortalised in the frame of a young man: his clothes are immaculately attired, and his mansion is resplendent and pristine.

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