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“In a capitalist economy, the market rewards things that are rare and valuable. Social media use is decidedly not rare or valuable. Any 16-year-old with a smartphone can invent a hashtag or repost a viral …

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The Pretend Populist

November 28, 2016 – 12:43 pm

Here lies the future.
“There’s a thickening clique of plutocrats around him, as Politico’s Ben White and Matthew Nussbaum noted late last week in an article with the headline “Trump’s Team of Gazillionaires.” They observed that …

Dancing in a Hurricane an article by Thomas L. Friedman NYTimes

November 21, 2016 – 11:43 am

SOCIAL MEDIA and its technology has also made America a bifurcated echo chamber “Yes, right when our physical technologies leapt ahead, many of what the Oxford economist Eric Beinhocker calls our “social technologies” — all …