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On 'platform' parties (Farage, etc.): "Like tech startups, they're aimed at rapid growth, w/ email sign-ups and PayPal donations replacing formal membership. And, in accordance w/ the creed of Silicon Valley, their purpose is to disrupt."
Chatting about why we're building Relevant on Tank Magazine... "Right now we have an overabundance of populist metrics online and not enough hierarchical structures that can help us navigate the digital world. That’s the void that Relevant is trying to fill." ...Read More
Looking at these results, I find it interesting that a plurality (if not an outright majority) of people view healthcare/education/climate/infrastructure/inequality as key issues that necessitate reform within the next 30 years. At the same time, current policy proposals to address these issues are not taken seriously, or worse, are painted Studies like this expose the gap of political representation in America. We are hamstrung by both parties’ willingness to acquiesce to capital and paint mainstream views as fringe lunacy in a cynical effort to maintain the status quo. ...Read More
I'm interested in the outcomes, but scanning the article this is all I found. Curious about what the participants really thought it did and didn't do. “There was a pretty clear signal on which items, which bills, were the most important for the caucus to fund,” Hansen says. The winner was Senate Bill 85, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, with 60 votes. “And then there’s kind of a long tail,” Hansen says. “The difference ...Read More
Was this ever posted? I forget how much Peter Thiel has to say on like, everything. I thought West's relationship in the whole thing was interesting.
"Surveillance capitalism was invented by Google more than a decade ago when it discovered that the “data exhaust” clogging its servers could be combined with analytics to produce predictions of user behavior. At that time, the key action of interest was whether a user might click on an ad. The ...Read More
‘In addition to their belief in the curative powers of supply-side economics, and their desire to reward their donor base, conservatives consider redistribution a monstrous moral evil. Tax cuts represent a victory in a cause far larger than squeezing out a couple tenths of a percent of economic growth or What are they telling us with these comments? They are revealing that there is something more than dollars and sense at stake. They believe a political system that allows the majority to vote themselves a raise by taxing a minority is a form of persecution. ...Read More