Zuboff points out that back in the closing years of the Obama era, high-ranking White House officials traveled to the Silicon Valley to exhort tech companies to create an algorithm that would calculate every individual’s “radicalization score.” It would be akin to a credit score but it would measure your ideological soundness.
Why, why can’t this crowd ever come up with anything minimally new and original? They aren’t ancient, so why is everything they say and do so antiquated?
It’s in the NYTimes, which means paywall. But I’ll excerpt the most relevant parts. The article is on how the banking industry is using the “legalize pot” craze to weaken federal banking regulations.
Congress is considering the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, which would create a “safe harbor” against federal bank regulators in states where marijuana has been legalized. The bill has 206 co-sponsors and breezed through the House’s Financial Services Committee in March. Many members of Congress have rallied behind the SAFE Banking Act not because their voters care about pot but because their donors care about money. The old hippie who grows a couple of plants in his backyard in Santa Cruz is not the guy who is paying the former House speaker John Boehner to lobby on behalf of the National Cannabis Roundtable...
No, we wouldn’t but, as happens so often these days, the corporate world has taught us to repeat robotically that “criminalizing pot is racist,” and we will eagerly welcome any abuse as long as we can posture as anti-racist.
The wail of “raaaaaaaacist” is the best marketing strategy ever invented.
So remember all of the hysteria a couple of days ago about how children of military personnel posted overseas won’t have US citizenship?
It was a lie, of course. I’m not stunned that NBC is reporting something so clearly stupid but I don’t get all of the people who believed it and wrote ridiculous “now Trump is really going to lose” posts.
Now Bernie is proposing a tax on meat and meat products. It’s like he’s trying to lose on purpose.
It’s like he’s so fixated on replaying 2016 and finally winning the primary that no thought of the general crosses his mind.
Everybody keeps saying that our district has very good schools. I finally found out what this means. There are no breaks between classes, just one 25-minute recess. If a 7-year-old misses two homeworks in a row, she’s not allowed to have a recess. If a little kid (especially a boy) is active and restless, he’s punished by loss of recess. Instead, he has to sit in class. Because that’s supposed to help him be less active.
I’ve started saving for Montessori. Fuck college fund. Elementary school sounds too scary.