Tag: Politics


It’s the Internet’s Fault

Some people are still holding out that technology will save humanity from itself. But we keep forgetting that the world doesn’t run on information—it runs on emotion. Democracy relies on trust. Rule of law requires trust. If we lose our trust in our institutions, then those institutions will either crumble or turn cancerous. But the internet lines up incentives in such a way that it makes it profitable to breed distrust…The internet, in the end, was not designed to give people the information they need. It gives people the information they want.

Source: Everything is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault | Mark Manson

The Pop-Up Anti-Brexit Newspaper That Wouldn’t Quit

The New European was supposed to be a “pop-up” newspaper, with a planned run of just four weeks. But the publication has developed enough of a following that Archant has decided to continue publishing through at least the end of the year

Source: This Anti-Brexit Newspaper First Launched as a Pop-up, But It’s Doing Well Enough to Continue Indefinitely | Nieman

RIP John Hurt

“It’s not so much staying alive, it’s staying human that’s important. What counts is that we don’t betray each other.”
— John Hurt as Winston Smith in “1984”

In The Trump Era, The Fuck You, Pay Me Ethos Is More Important Than Ever

While most of us will likely never engage in business with the Trumps or their companies, one should be wary that, just as Donald Trumps racist remarks emboldened the bigots of America to come out of the woodwork, so too might his unabashed business fuckery embolden Americas capitalist swindlers.

Source: Why the Fuck You, Pay Me Ethos Is More Important Than Ever in the Trump Era – VICE