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People don’t mind being told what to think

Barring threats of violence or ruination, people don’t actually mind being told what to think. As long as it can reasonably fit with their existing world view. And when we see big media productions in USA fail again and again it … Continue reading

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Bullies

The reason why so many extremely woke people turn out to have been bigoted in the past is because bigotry used to be the best way to bully and intimidate people, but now performative anti-bigotry is the best way to … Continue reading

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What’s the opposite of “go woke, go broke”?

It has been a year since Coinbase announced that they would focus on their business and keep activism out of their corporate culture and it turns out … it was a good business decision. Who could have known? We have … Continue reading

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The important bit is not the most obvious one

By now many will have seen an image like this, showing the difference between professional reviewers and actual audiences: But that is not the important bit. I’ll start with the less-important bit: I think the audience score for the “Fauci” … Continue reading

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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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