The Reddit versus Melvin Capital saga over GameStop stocks is fascinating on a number of levels. As Glenn Greenwald explains, this is one of the most interesting and potentially significant conflicts to happen in some time — not just financially but culturally and politically — and it deserves serious scrutiny.
Dissent is being silenced by big tech censorship and deplatforming. Who will be the innovator who changes the rules of the game by creating a new service? Thomas Luongo is confident that the tyrants of today will be the footnotes of tomorrow.
Anyone who is serious about becoming propaganda-proof is going to have to come to grips with the need to unplug from much of the digital media. If there was ever a time to rediscover the value of reading great books, this is it. Jeff Minnick has a great essay on how there’s more than one way to burn a book these days.
If the 2020 election was really as cut and dry as we’re being told, there would be no need for all the MSM spin and social media censorship. Patrick Byrne has written about what was going on behind scenes and how Trump never really got his day in court. This was shared with me by my friend Brad Green, who writes: “I make no assertion of it’s truthfulness; only that it seems plausible and has not been given the opportunity to be proven or disproven.”
Forgiving student loan debt sounds like a magnanimous move on the part of politicians. As Words & Numbers hosts Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan explain, there are some serious unintended consequences we should be considering before embracing such a move.