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Published: Jan 06, 2022
The birthday present I'm asking for: dig deep into your energy reserves and make some noise for democracy this week and next.
Caught in the web
Published: Dec 23, 2021
Will replacing the attention economy with a speculation economy really more fairly distribute power?
Published: Dec 07, 2021
It's weird to write a piece about innovation stagnation and not really mention wealth inequality.
Published: Dec 04, 2021
What would the world be like if Zuck had paid attention to his Facebook comments and read David Graeber?
Just Before Dawn
Published: Nov 05, 2021
Is not having to think about how your sewage gets disposed of worth submitting to the rule of the state?
Published: Oct 12, 2021
Modern e-commerce is pathological; an example.
Killing God, again
Published: Oct 10, 2021
What happens to religion in a Utopia?
Published: Oct 07, 2021
Is sourdough goyish? A personal essay.
A nice pairing
Published: Sep 28, 2021
The dark, moody undertones of Chris Hayes' piece on internet fame go nicely with the bright, yet restrained optimism of Stasavage and Schneider's application of early democracies to the internet.
Published: Sep 10, 2021
Nothing to see here, just Nature totally slipping into the business of curating preprints.
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Highlights & Deep Dives
Let's talk when the metaverse can directly feed the hungry, house people, or remove carbon from the atmosphere.
Wanted: Late Capitalist Tech Worker
A Prototype for Stemming the Flood of Misinformation during Breaking News Event
Warning: Some Collaboration Required
The viral publishing game is over and we all lost
A Death In The Family
Savor your newspaper. This is what it feels like when it’s gone.
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