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Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:03:10 +0000Thanks for trying to answer the "What now?", Ethan. It's sorely needed. I especially liked this part: "But progressives need a new vision for an economy where workers, not just entrepreneurs, have a bright future. And I’m pretty sure that future isn't built around the gig economy." There hasn't been much I've seen in the anti-Trump response about taking the economic grievances seriously enough to change anything. "Understanding that many people feel their future slipping away, and that people who feel threatened tend to treat those they see as "other" very badly, is an important step anyone who works on social change needs to take." - Yes, and basically Effects-Of-Inequality 101 for neoliberals. "But scarier is the endless blame game I hear my allies engaged in, figuring out whether we blame the media, the FBI or anyone other than ourselves for this loss." You left out The Deplorables, with the obvious feel-good response of infinitying-down on deploring them. The disheartening problem of responding to Trump that I see, is taking on economic inequality is going to be very difficult because it's critiquing capitalism, with all the downsides that implies for members of a certain social group. Whereas playing deplore-the-deplorables is generally a good way to in-group status, and doesn't have much risk. Hence it'll be a common path. It's going to be a tense next few years.
Mon, 07 Nov 2016 22:44:39 +0000Thanks! This inspired me to put my blog and webapps (that don’t need a database) on IPFS. I’ll just publish a hash of the latest version on GitHub/WWW until IPNS/namecoin sorts itself out. It’ll be great once Git and browsers can talk IPFS!
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:32:35 +0000Great read - from a naija guy.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 19:43:49 +0000Everyone hating change. Our cognitive biases emphasize our stability. We don't want to see changes. Continuity is confortable. And society pushes us to be sedentary, to change as little as possible, to stay at the same place... So, the Flow, the streams where we are living in, are difficult to see. To understand. And yes, to love. Be strong Ethan.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:03:48 +0000Change is truly the only constant. My own divorce played out in my blog a very long time ago and I think I learned that demanding things not change is a sure way to assure they will change. Best to you.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:37:53 +0000Thank you for sharing this, Ethan. Divorce is never easy, but you and Rachel are navigating these difficult waters with grace. I wish both of you well in this next chapter of your lives.