The Ticking Bomb of Crypto Fascism - In These Timesinthesetimes.com/article/the-ticking-bomb-of-crypto-fascism
The crypto market's inevitable crash will pull America's politics in an even scarier direction.
Blanked verse: the power of erasure poetrytheguardian.com/books/2021/nov/12/blanked-verse-the-power-of-erasure-poetry
Poets have been constructing new work by selectively redacting others’ texts for decades, but Instagram and our political moment have spotlit this startling technique
The Methods of Moral Panic Journalism - by Michael Hobbes - Confirm My Choicesmichaelhobbes.substack.com/p/moral-panic-journalism
Scare stories on "left-wing illiberalism" display a familiar pattern.
Boris Johnson Knows Exactly What He’s Doing - The Atlantictheatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/07/boris-johnson-minister-of-chaos/619010/
(Several of Johnson’s advisers agreed to be candid in exchange for anonymity.) In an early phone call with Joe Biden, an aide told me, Johnson said he disliked the phrase special relationship after the president used it. To Johnson it seemed needy and weak.
Is This a Coup? Introducing The Counter - Insightzeynep.substack.com/p/is-this-a-coup-introducing-the-counter
We didn’t lose these state races because of gerrymandering, or lack of money, or any kind of Republican tampering with the electoral process. Our failure was political, and all the more inexcusable because it took place in a year when the opposing party had failed at governing so badly that it had racked up a body count. And still we couldn’t make the case.
Brexit stems from a civil war in capitalism – we are all just collateral damage | Brexit | The Guardiantheguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/nov/24/brexit-capitalism
To one sort of capitalist, the insecurity and chaos that Brexit will bring is horrifying. To the other, it is highly profitable
Trump Is Trying to Overturn the Election, but I’m Not Panicking—Yet | The Nationthenation.com/article/politics/biden-victory-trump-lawsuit/
All the reasons I think the Trump-GOP gambit to deny Biden’s victory will not change the fact that he will become president on January 20.
Inside Foxconn’s empty buildings, empty factories, and empty promises in Wisconsintheverge.com/21507966/foxconn-empty-factories-wisconsin-jobs-loophole-trump
In 2017, then-Governor Scott Walker and President Trump announced a historic deal with Foxconn to bring manufacturing jobs to Wisconsin. But none of the jobs, buildings, or promises have been fulfilled—and look like they never will. The Verge’s Josh Dzieza investigates two years of what happened behind the scenes at Foxconn in Wisconsin.
Social Cooling - Big Data's unintended side effectsocialcooling.com/
Social Cooling: is big data making us more well behaved.. but less human?
The Anti-Capitalist Software Licenseanticapitalist.software/
A software license towards a world beyond capitalism.
Noam Chomsky wants you to vote for Joe Biden and then haunt his dreams - The.Inkthe.ink/p/noam-chomsky-wants-you-to-vote-for
The lion of the left on the pandemic, the election, the word Bernie Sanders needs to stop using, the Harper's letter, the 1619 Project, patriotism, and the greatest social movement in U.S. history
A More Specific Letter on Justice and Open Debate - The Objectivetheobjective.substack.com/p/14203152-3a83-4068-b6b2-a5007b0e2f5b
On Tuesday, 153 of the most prominent journalists, authors, and writers, including J. K. Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell, and David Brooks, published an open call for civility in Harper’s Magazine. They write, in the pages of a prominent magazine that’s infamous for being
Our Ability to Process Information Is Reaching a Critical Limitonezero.medium.com/our-ability-to-process-information-is-reaching-a-critical-limit-3c761fee3259
BuzzFeed once called 2016 “Actually The Worst Year.” It didn’t hold the record for long. In six short months, 2020 has already delivered Australian wildfires, election controversies, the coronavirus…
Violence in Blue | Patrick Ball | Granta Magazinegranta.com/violence-in-blue/
‘One-third of all Americans killed by strangers are killed by police.’ Patrick Ball measures the undocumented police killings in the United States.