As European Parliament elections approach, a look into the dangerous rebranding of the German far right
, which is appropriating leftist methodologies and authors with nonchalance: “These people operate in the moral vacuum that has been left by our politicians. Patriotism, community, identity — these are instinctive needs people have and that were denied them for a long time.”
Cheer up with Nathalie Wynn, a trans socialist dropped out of academic philosophy
(“a guided tour of history’s most boring homosexuals.”
): her channel Contrapoints
is what the NY Times defines
“saving YouTube from alt-right domination”.
Speaking of YouTube… The attention economy narrative presents attention as a resource. But attention is also what joins us with the outside world, and a more curious and creative tool than we would tend to think. You know I am a big fan of problems framing: this article
does an excellent job in presenting attention as a way of being alive to the world.
In the deluge of 2019 trends articles, I suggest this one about meta-trends
: in most industries we will see the shift from siloed, personal experiences to collective ones, privacy and green as a product, and the big data backlash.
It’s only my first day, but it’s clear this is not the Burning Man-style celebration of the liberatory potential of decentralization I was promised. This is a locked-room, hard-sell pitch session to a literally captive audience of high-roller crypto investors, whose only escape is the lifeboats. The whole place smells of aftershave and insecurity. But if you want to know how power actually operates in any community, watch the women.
Of the 400-plus passengers, many—I’d guess at least 150—are “hostesses” from Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus, and many are offering services unspecified. Most blockchain events have a gender balance problem. The cruise organizers have allowed the decentralized free-market to solve that problem the best way it knows how.