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What the Fake News Fiasco Means for Media, the One Percent and the 99% (of the Population, the Popular Vote and the Future of Advertising)

Traditionally – over the past century or so, retard media have used what Noam Chomsky refers to as a “propaganda” model which relies heavily on advertising: ad-based media receive an advertising subsidy that gives them a price-marketing-quality edge, which allows … Continue reading Continue reading

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That’s not really a Publication

I think a lot about publishing and related topics. Recently, it occurred to me that people quite often use the word “publish” quite liberally – in the sense of “to make public”. Well, that also happens to be the original … Continue reading Continue reading

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Billions and Billions of Clueless People

Imagine Carl Sagan staring into a TV camera in wonder and amazement that there are so many clueless people: Doesn’t anybody here know who Billie Holiday is?!? How can you say that the Rolling Stones invented the blues? You people … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on the Revolution in Literacy

Literacy and rationality are closely related — you need to be able to use language to communicate ideas effectively… to wit: “The Rise of Rational Media“

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Media Concentration, Mind Share, Free Markets and Market Sharing

That’s a lot of ground to cover – so let me cut to the chase. I want to begin by picking up one topic from last week’s “Start Here” post: The bit about how Robert Reich called many Internet media … Continue reading

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