No checks or minimal skepticism among people throwing money around like confetti.
“Elizabeth was so committed to making Quintillion successful that she just dreamt all this shit up,” says a former company executive, who, like many sources, spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation. “The question is not why Elizabeth did it, but rather, how did she think she’d get away with it?”
Why does this person see no alternative to the life described below, a life the person recognizes is the choice of many who give in to “the economic system”?
Of course we would rather quit Twitter and stop going to conferences and professional mixers and take all our vacation days and develop real hobbies and deeper human connections, but the entire economic system has shown us over and over that we cannot, because we will end up broke disappointments to everyone we know.
Most of the tech workers interviewed claim that “it’s just fun” (Tarot card readings). Yet, a woman at one company “was perplexed a few weeks earlier when at a meeting several people made reference to their horoscopes to justify company decisions.” The people with the high-tech educations are shaping your future based on astrology, or worse.
From today’s London Times:
The man who helped to invent Twitter’s retweet button has compared it to giving a child a loaded gun.
Chris Wetherell, a tech developer who led the team that produced the function in 2009, said he now laments the invention and believes that it has helped to amplify outrage and false news, polarising opinions and creating a gang-like mentality.
Many MBAs and entrepreneurs try to convince the public that privatization is always better than the alternative. Not the case. The London Times reports today that an international study ranks Britain’s trains as 13th fastest in the world, whereas they were 2nd back in the 1970s before privatization in the 1990s.
Lady Thatcher saw privatization as “fundamental to improving Britain’s economic performance.” She was wrong.