Lyme has only gotten more widespread since then. The knowledge that there is an existing preventative treatment that you cannot get because the company that developed it simply chose to stop selling is incensing.
a lot of people think that it’s very radical to say that we should end the data economy. But really if you come to think about it, first, in history, we have banned certain kinds of economic activity in the past because they’re just too toxic for society, they’re just too dangerous. But second, if you think about it, what seems to me really extreme is to have a business model that depends on the systematic and mass violation of rights. That’s what’s crazy. It’s not banning it that’s crazy.
What a fascinating perspective on not just this location but even why Margaritaville exists and how it sort of defeats itself.
The 5 o’Clock Somewhere bar wouldn’t exist if work didn’t end at 5 o’Clock. The U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states in Article 24 that “everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including reasonable limitation of working hours and periodic holidays with pay.” This article came after, and seems likely to have been influenced by, labor movements around the world at the turn of the 20th century, as activists campaigned and died for things like a weekend, or the eight hour workday. The concept of leisure, what economist Thorstein Veblen defined as the “non-productive consumption of time,” for anyone but the richest classes, was still new in the 20th century. But by 1948 more people had time for it.