It’s a good list. But note that 8 inevitably means some people will arrive at incredibly biased and ill-conceived world views.
That’s OK. We will end up in an OK place if we all keep listening and talking to each other with respect. Disrespect of others’ views is implicitly an endorsement of propaganda.
Have you read this account of the events in Venezuela?
It puts rather a different spin on events.
Guiado hasn’t just declared himself president unilaterally. He is claiming a mandate based on a proclamation from a shadow Supreme Court elected by the opposition…
I think an important point here is that if we only value capitalist work, then feminism does become a zero-sum game: my greater access to well-compensated work is your loss, especially for executive roles at the top of the pyramid.
It may be controversial to say this, but I don’t think it’s a coincidence that “winner take…
So I agree. But.
Part of the problem lies in the lack of granularity in these permissions and the potential for misuse.
What business does Spotify have to read messages written by me to another person? If the access was to allow Spotify to read, write and delete its personal messages to me then that…
Good points. I am glad someone else is considering ends as well as means.
I would add an additional perspective: If you thought a racist politician was your best shot at food, a job, and dignity — what would you do, honestly?
So he worked to deprogram his past habits. Good for him.
I don’t identify with his experience at all, though. And stereotyping men is just as unhelpful as doing it for women.
I think we can do better than this reductivism.
The siren song of technology has always been “to do more with less”.
But there are so many ways that this can go wrong. Implementing technology as process support focuses on immediate productivity benefits but often fails to net this against the depreciation costs of the implemented system.
First of all, I’m not defending a toxic dynamic. It can be hateful and hurtful regardless of the target.
In fact, I was trying to make that very point: power dynamics aren’t always gendered.
Nonetheless, I screwed up a bit. On re-reading, the post I responded to wasn’t saying that “all critical men…
Bullshit. It’s a characteristic of intellectual and pseudo-intellectual discourse to challenge both the content and the credentials of the writer.
This can be done poorly (ad hominem and all the other logical fallacies) or respectfully. But the ouevre of any writer is, or should be, fair game.
That has been my question for a while, too.
It’s something that is non-obvious until you actually run your own business, but there’s no real reason to tax the vast majority of businesses at all.
Once the money leaves the business, either as a dividend or to shareholders, it gets hit by the full…