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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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Rational Media as Alternative Currency

Perhaps it’s just me, but I feel as though there was a great deal of revolutionary enthusiasm for the notion of alternative currencies a decade ago (even before the financial crisis), but that there is now not even a murmur … Continue reading Continue reading

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For Highly Educated, Highly Skilled, Highly Trained Experts the Curation Myth and the Employment Myth are Two Sides of the Same Coin

If someone is a highly educated, highly skilled, highly trained expert, then they do not really need other people to tell them what to do – they should be able to figure that out themselves. This is especially true in … 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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