Alternate Worlds: in which the lottery is mandatory and the winner is either bankrupted or has all debt cleared

Every day a random identifying number is drawn, and the citizen selected has their wealth neutralized. If they have a positive net worth, the excess is taken and put into the lottery's pool. If they have a negative net worth, the balance is cleared using funds from the pool. In this world, anyone could instantly …

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It’s the end of the world as we know it

I don't feel fine, though. Is this why old people are so bitter? I'm not even 40 yet, what is going on! I'm writing rambling, angry posts about the world instead of about writing... Our freedom, health, and human dignity¬†is being attacked on all sides by the grossly rich and powerful. And now, in the …

Losing optimism

Oryx and Crake is slowly revealing information as to how the end of the world happened. Now we have learned that health corporations were creating diseases in order to sell the cure. And I tried, but I couldn't come up with one reason why real healthcare corporations wouldn't do this at some point in real …

A job?

Is it just a fantasy? Could writing ever make ends meet? Sometimes I feel like money's got me crawling on the floor. The things we love rarely pay the rent, but we do them nonetheless. Don't quit your day dream. You should love what you do, not do what you love--bullshit. Can we manufacture passion? …

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