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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://eand.co/why-america-is-the-worlds-first-poor-rich-country-17f5a80e444a "After all, authoritarianism and extremism don’t arise in prosperous societies — but in troubled ones, which are growing impoverished, like America is today."

What happens in societies where poverty is growing? Authoritarianism rises, as people lose faith in democracy, which can’t seem to offer them working social contracts. Authoritarian soon enough becomes fascism — “this country, this land, its harvest — it is only for the true volk!”, the cry goes up, when there is not enough to go around. And the rest of the dark and grim story of the fall into the abyss you should know well enough by now. It ends in words we do not say.

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/02/chinas-dangerous-dream-of-urban-control/553097/ "It’s just a matter of making explicit the determinations that already go into credit scores—of binding together the data brokerages that even now siphon up public records, social-media profiles, web searches, and similar digital traces of life here in the West, and making our rights and privileges as city dwellers and citizens contingent on what they infer from our behavior."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Mozilla Foundation – Mozilla Information Trust Initiative

Mozilla is working to surface new ideas that seek to address misinformation, cognitive bias, “belief echos,” and algorithmic “filter bubbles.” The initiative will launch efforts in four areas: products, research, visualization, and literacy.