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Mike Judge, the Bard of Suck
“Mike Judge, the Bard of Suck” #comedy #tv #siliconvalley #officespace #idiocracy
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5 days ago by JonClodfelter
Disrupt the Citizen | Online Only | n+1
What Plouffe and the ride-sharing companies understand is that, under capitalism, when markets are pitted against the state, the figure of the consumer can be invoked against the figure of the citizen. Consumption has in fact come to replace our original ideas of citizenship. As the sociologist Wolfgang Streeck has argued in his exceptional 2012 essay, “Citizens as Customers,” the government encouragement of consumer choice in the 1960s and ’70s “radiated” into the public sphere, making government seem shabby in comparison with the endlessly attractive world of consumer society. Political goods began to get judged by the same standards as commodities, and were often found wanting.
The result is that, in Streeck’s prediction, the “middle classes, who command enough purchasing power to rely on commercial rather than political means to get what they want, will lose interest in the complexities of collective preference-setting and decision-making, and find the sacrifices of individual utility required by participation in traditional politics no longer worthwhile.” The affluent find themselves bored by goods formerly subject to collective provision, such as public transportation, ceasing to pay for them, while thereby supporting private options. Consumer choice then stands in for political choice. When Ohio governor John Kasich proposed last year that he would “Uber-ize” the state’s government, he was appealing to this sense that politics should more closely resemble the latest trends in consumption.
Uber  KalanickTravis  narcissism  sharingEconomy  gigEconomy  culture  sexism  harassment  SiliconValley  exploitation  debt  PlouffeDavid  capitalism  consumerism  politics  commodification  Moda  housing  automation  driverlessCars  publicTransport  regulation  dctagged  dc:creator=SavalNikil 
6 days ago by petej
The end of the internet startup - Vox
We haven't had a major new technology company in more than 10 years.
siliconvalley  Entrepreneurship  startups  Innovation 
15 days ago by jorgebarba
The age of distributed truth — Remains of the Day
"Her post is a masterpiece of tone and rhetorical control, and it had to be." Eugene Wei on common knowledge, and the internet's role in distributing truth.
eugenewei  behavior  siliconvalley  uber  truth  writing 
16 days ago by fraser

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