Why class societies are rule, not exception →
When classes suffer, they should all suffer alike.
Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy →
Groups coalesce for: • sex • a common enemy • defending a religiously held ideal Rules: • small groups work better than large groups • large groups require a strong government • groups will self-segregate into smaller groups. Permit this. • “The core group has rights that trump individual rights in some situations.” • “It’s pretty widely understood that anonymity doesn’t work...
The downside of going for size and scale above all else is that the dense,...– A complete rejection of the typical VC funded, silicon valley company. Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
People who work on social software are closer in spirit to economists and...– Shirky: A Group Is Its Own Worst Enemy
I questioned whether some of the ‘business ideas’ we were creating were related...– What It’s Like to Learn Journalism from Jeff Jarvis - Business - The Atlantic Wire
There is an ongoing refrain from some that any increase in Taxes will have a...– Things Our Federal Government Should Do and more.. « blog maverick
Finding Narratives →
Like most photographers, I am perpetually behind on editing and cataloging my work. Over the past month I’ve made a serious push to go back and make sure I look at every frame I take. It’s led me on an interesting journey, leaving me to find narratives in my own work that I didn’t know existed. An entire portfolio – Love Song to Youth - was created after letting one summer of images marinate in my...
The truth is … we’ve all been in this together—the press, politicians, and...– Murdoch And The Vicious Circle vindication for conspiracy theorists everywhere. Here’s the thing: if they admit to this, what are they covering up?
Then there’s the baby boomer generation. Guardians of the state, they have left...– Profiles of the Jobless: The ‘Mad As Hell’ Millennial Generation - Derek Thompson - Business - The Atlantic
Though Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton often speaks publicly on the...– Political Repression 2.0
The question we have to begin to ask ourselves is not how do we employ all the...– Douglas Rushkoff - Blog - CNN.com: Are Jobs Obsolete?
MG Siegler wrote on his personal blog, “The market will decide. All this...– Arrington’s TechCrunch Moves Even Startle Trade Mag Editors - Technology - The Atlantic
Felix Salmon counters: “Anyone who goes OFF record has an agenda. And those guys...– But is it journalism? (Damnit) « BuzzMachine
It is my view that the rise of politicized religious fundamentalism (which is a...– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
Another chestnut is that millionaires and billionaires are “job creators.” US...– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
Democrats ceded the field. Above all, they do not understand language. Their...– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
Ever since Republicans captured the majority in a number of state legislatures...– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
The media are also complicit in this phenomenon. Ever since the bifurcation of...– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
…every routine procedural motion is now subject to a Republican filibuster....– Goodbye to All That: Reflections of a GOP Operative Who Left the Cult | Truthout
Holtz said Cisco Systems now had relationships with 30 “independent...– ‘Every firm a media firm’ is the new mantra | Stuff.co.nz
Their response is basically “it’s fine to break the internet to evil rogue...– Protect Ip stories at Techdirt.
What we need is a recognition that our reliance on surveillance technology...– Political Repression 2.0 - NYTimes.com