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Against stakeholder capitalism

Coinbase and Basecamp seem to be doing quite well, even though the woke mob predicted otherwise. Both companies broke with the current American trend of activist capitalism, where a company is expected to make statements and profess support for the … Continue reading

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The Overton window and crowdsourced morality

The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time. This range applies to government policies but also to general public discourse. And, unsurprisingly, the window moves with time. When the window … Continue reading

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Getting the signal out

There’s a pun hidden in the title but it’s as obscure as most of my puns. So, the situation at Basecamp exploded with apparently almost a third of the employees choosing to resign, or rather, accept buy-outs from the company. … Continue reading

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The Woke Mob

Following on October’s story about Coinbase, and yesterday’s about Basecamp, here’s one that doesn’t involve someone with “base” in the name – but since they are anonymous, who really knows? Then a few years ago we noticed a tone shift … Continue reading

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Back to base

Anyone following American politics will know that the nation has become extremely polarised and this has spread into every aspect of society. But recently there is a push to get back to a situation where companies aren’t political instruments but … Continue reading

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Classes

Reading so much literature about the American societies, it’s strange that the concept of white privilege ever took off when what is described so obviously is the result of classism instead. We don’t have as much classism in Denmark but … Continue reading

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The Resistance

I get why some people are angry at The Babylon Bee: (Youtube) But there is a point to the joke. 60’s Hippy activists: Make love not money! Fight the corporations man! 2020 Woke activists: That haircut is racist (sponsored by … Continue reading

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Wokeness and intersectionality

I have a huge respect for writer, producer, creator and showrunner Russell T. Davies, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see where he goes wrong: I’m not being woke about this… but I feel strongly that if I cast someone … Continue reading

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Conformism and why I think Coinbase has a point

Paul Graham, whom I really should have followed more closely, recently wrote about conformism and defined four quadrants, four types, of people: Aggressively conventional-minded, passively conventional-minded, passively independent-minded, and aggressively independent-minded. The call of the aggressively conventional-minded is “Crush <outgroup>!” … Continue reading

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Again, no. No to discrimination

No: The defining question is whether the discrimination is creating equity or inequity. If discrimination is creating equity, then it is antiracist. If discrimination is creating inequity, then it is racist. […] The only remedy to racist discrimination is antiracist … Continue reading

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