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  • 11.
    Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 2, sct. 1 (1967, trans. 1983).

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  • 12.
    As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. repr. In Situationist International Anthology, ed. K. Knabb (1981). "Basic Banalities I," Internationale Situationiste 7 (April 1962).

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  • 13.
    The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 5 (1967, trans. 1983).

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  • 14.
    Who wants a world in which the guarantee that we shall not die of starvation entails the risk of dying of boredom?
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, introduction (1967, trans. 1983).

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  • 15.
    Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 7, sct. 2 (1967, trans. 1983).

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  • 16.
    The eruption of lived pleasure is such that in losing myself I find myself; forgetting that I exist, I realize myself.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 20, sct. 2 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • 17.
    In an industrial society which confuses work and productivity, the necessity of producing has always been an enemy of the desire to create.
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 5 (1967, trans. 1983).

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