This goes along with an idea I've wondered about for a while: do we only allow ourselves to think with regards to humanity, decency, liberty, or grace in times of wealth and prosperity? In times of rationing, do we grab for a greater — colder — rationality? #economics #philosophy #ethics
@allan Of course, even the people pushing to keep my wages from being cut argued on market principals (i.e., retaining a skilled employee, keeping institutional memory, etc.) since they realized any rational person would immediately start looking for a new job and quit as soon as possible in light of such a massive income reduction.
"If you are a white-collar worker, it is simply rational to view yourself first and foremost as a job quitter – someone who takes a job for a certain amount of time when the best outcome is that you quit for another job (and the worst is that you get laid off)."
Very intrigued by the fact that the bulk of visitors to my online notes on US business law have primarily been from the US and African countries, and the Philippines.
The Alarming Prevalence of Data Breach Cover-Ups https://www.troyhunt.com/the-alarming-prevelance-of-data-breach-coverups/
A VC-backed company is taking over open-source projects to insert their own adware or worse:
> The new version of autocomplete-python demoted the open source engine it had been using, called Jedi, and enabled Kite’s engine by default.
> Kite’s engine required code be processed on Kite’s cloud server[;] previous version did this [locally].
Don’t hand over projects to someone you don’t know.
Why are meat places expected to have veggie options and not vice versa
Journaling my life at work using Github http://julienblanchard.com/2017/journaling-my-life-with-github/ | https://lobste.rs/s/ksmgwe #practices
Why does the computer program on my telephone that my friends use to send me self-destructing digital photos of themselves keep trying to make me watch tv on it?
sentient chrome extensions wreak havoc on journalism
To produce a physical book in this day of digital books may suggest that its contents are deserving of being consumed outside of a digital context. How many subjects are so deserving? Might there be a style of writing that allows for a broad range of subjects to be more deserving?
If I'm walking in a garden or sitting beside a stream in a forest, I won't want to be too terribly engaged with the material. I'd make quick glances at it and reflect on it while looking at the scenery. #writing