While you’re right that the work of our ancestors helps pave the way for our lives today you’re also ignoring a multitude of experiences that are unlike your own family’s. Black people in particular have historically faced legal and social discrimination that systematically harms inter-generational achievement in those communities.
You’re right that there is no good reason to assume that just because the sexual assault was a male attacking a male that one or both of them is gay.
One of my attackers was gay, the other was not, but the person I mention commenting that I was “slandering” the gay community didn’t know the sexual orientation of either of my attackers anyway.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree with you that a lot of what I am criticizing has it’s roots in capitalism, but I don’t think it’s right to think about technology and capitalism as two ideas existing in two vacuums — the two combine in unique ways and create novel problems.
(Note: wow, this reply got longer than I intended. Thank you for your comment, it clearly got me thinking.)
I don’t think it’s particularly otherizing it is to draw practical distinctions between people who work primarily on building new technology products, and people who work primarily doing other things. It takes all…
Generally, yes. 1099 workers pay up to twice as much as W2 employees in Social Security and Medicare taxes, which accounts for most of the disparity. 1099 workers have an easier time deducting work expenses, and there are some loopholes there, but it is quite rare for a W2 employee to have a higher effective tax rate than a 1099 contractor who made…