I also love this proposed government based on sortition and ostracism. It seems like it could be a lot better than what we have right now.
With some minor adjustments, this entire piece about the systematic advantaging of the automobile is applicable to Germany as well.
Parents driving their kids to school endanger kids who walk to school which gives parents a justification not to let their kids walk to school and thus drive them.
Europe will need its own cloud, but talking will not make it so.
A more than useful read of how the CEO of Ogilvy tries to worm out of the fact that they are doing work selling concentration camps.
My foray into local politics showed me that more than anything the Grüne are a party of yuppies without much or any social face behind it.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but the media will go to any lengths to ignore Bernie.
Ende Gelände is the radical environmentalist movement against climate change and here they are blocking a strip mine.
Protesting is a core German competence. There is deep institutional knowledge of how and why to do this. At the drop of a hat and with a lot of organizing infrastructure, it is possible to get thousands of people to join something like this.
AOC is correct. America is running concentration camps filled with kids.
If you’re American or working in America by the way, I think you’re somewhat complicit in this.
Leaving this here for when the UBER thing finally comes crashing down.
It will probably be similar to AirBnB and any ‘sharing startup’ that first destroys and remakes a large part of the world for the worse and then goes out of business.
As the blisters develop and his feet start to bleed, Walton asks the right questions. What are the human and environmental costs of Singapore’s success, and are they sustainable?
His conclusions are more nuanced than either Singapore’s detractors or its cheerleaders would like. The island’s vaunted meritocracy is imperfect, especially seen from the perspective of its Malay and Indian minorities; and the pressures on citizens to perform and conform are so intense that those who do not fit in sometimes opt for voluntary exile.
Not having walked the length of the island (which sounds amazing) but talking about Singapore from afar, I came to many of the same conclusions. Still a fascinating place in so so many ways.