Best Endtimes Ever

Mr Bader realised at once that no decisive changes could be made without two things: first, a transformation of ownership - mere profit-sharing, which he had practised from the very start, was not enough; and, second, the voluntary acceptance of certain self-denying ordinances. To achieve the first, he set up the Scott Bader Commonwealth in which he vested (in two steps: ninety per cent in 1951 and the remaining ten per cent in 1963) the ownership of his firm, Scott Bader Co. Ltd.…

Anyone who wishes to do so can claim that the commercial success of Scott Bader Co. Ltd. was probably due to ‘exceptional circumstances’. There are, moreover, conventional private enterprise firms which have been equally successful or even more so. But this is not the point. If Scott Bader Co. Ltd. had been a commercial failure after 1951, it could serve only as an awful warning; its undeniable success, as measured by conventional standards, does not prove that the Bader ‘system’ is necessarily superior by these standards: it merely demonstrates that it is not incompatible with them.

E.F. Schumacher, Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered (excerpted in this PDF but the whole book’s pretty good)
‘Domicile’ is the place where you voluntarily establish yourself and your family, not merely for a special or limited purpose, but with a present intention of making it your true, fixed and permanent home and principal establishment. It is the place where, whenever you are absent or away, you intend to return.
Instructions for Short Form 540NR California Nonresident or Part-Year Resident Income Tax Return (PDF) (via piya)
We don’t give other people credit for the same interior complexity we take for granted in ourselves, the same capacity for holding contradictory feelings in balance, for complexly alloyed affections, for bottomless generosity of heart and petty, capricious malice. We can’t believe that anyone could be unkind to us and still be genuinely fond of us, although we do it all the time.

I Know What You Think of Me, by Tim Krieder. (via timoni)

Also this bit:

…obviously what other people think of you is your business, it’s your main job in life to try to control it, to do tireless P.R. and spin control for yourself. Every woman who ever went out with you must pine for you forever. Those who rejected you must regret it. You must be loved, respected — above all, taken seriously! They who mocked you will rue the day! The problem is that this is insane — the psychology of dictators who regard all dissent as treason…

This is hard to know.

The comic mode eschews heroic acts. The comic mode pokes fun at ambition and celebrates leisure. The comic mode trades late nights for weekends off, empty savings accounts for day jobs, bravado for brains.
Mandy Brown, 25 Feb 2014 at The Pastry Box Project

Hecka deca bummed I tracked a bug into the office. It must have dropped on me from somewhere, since it looked like an ant. Now the little thing’s gonna die of the no-foods at best if it isn’t accidentally smashed. 😨 :drives a motor car for several minutes: