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1

Any gig-worker app that cannot make the business model work while paying $15/hour (after expenses!), basic benefits, vacation time, and family leave should not exist. Running a modern-day serf economy behind a slick UI is disgraceful.

2

Here’s the thing about being rich: You don’t have to personally be a saint with how you spent your spoils to see that the economic system in the US is badly broken and getting worse. And upon seeing that, advocate for change and heightened scrutiny of wealth.

3

When civilization rebuilds after the nuclear winter, let's hope "ad tech" is one of those things it just doesn't bother to rediscover.

4

Surveillance capitalism is never going to disassemble itself. It's time for sabotage.

5

Dichotomy between democratic socialism and capitalism is completely bollocks: You can reap all the benefits of free markets and enterprise, even if you then turn around and spend half of those proceeds on broad societal benefits and services. Great combination

6

More than a billion people live on less than $1/day, but do keep telling yourself that the terrible people are the ones one level above you.

7

There need not be a dichotomy between profits and strong, socialist DK-style state. The higher the profits, the more to be shared. Broadly.

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