economics


Silicon Valley CaveBro

I wrote this way back when Juicero first made the news for being an insanely expensive, DRM’d, yet easily hackable (squeezable) proprietary juice machine.

The stupidity of Silicon Valley economics is an evergreen topic, so I saved this script for when I needed to do something in advance for vacation. Fortunately for me, Juicero’s back in the news and now no one will know I’m phoning it in the week after next.

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The Privatized States of America

Last week was supposed to be “Infrastructure Week” for the Trump Administration, but Comey and Jeremy Corbyn made sure no one gave a shit. And that’s just what Mitch McConnell wants, so he can rush through the Senate’s Obamacare repeal while people who have fun during the summer aren’t paying attention.

Privatization and monopolization are both bad and terrible, but that’s a lot of complicated “-zations” to narrow down to a soundbite. Thankfully we have the handy phrase, “Capitalism is bad.” to summarize this sentiment.

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