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A Biased Media’s Chilling Effect on Diversity of Thought

We keep hearing that Trump’s attacks on the media will have a chilling effect on an essential aspect of democratic society – freedom of the press – but nobody talks about the reverse: a biased media’s chilling effect on freedom of thought. The latter is arguably worse. The president may have[…] Read On

Why Monkeys Are More Self-Aware Than You Are

Every Friday on his way home from work, alone with his thoughts, Matt would replay the week’s frustrations over in his mind. He wasn’t even aware of it; the voices in his head just sort of took over. The chatter was practically deafening. And every Friday evening like clockwork, he[…] Read On

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Silenced by #DeleteUber Campaign

#DeleteUber. That’s what got Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to abandon his principles and reverse a noble pledge to stand up for what’s right. Instead, Kalanick allowed himself to be bullied into stepping down from President Donald Trump’s economic advisory council. 3/ I’m going to use my position on Pres economic council[…] Read On