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What I learned from a year on Substack

A year ago, I quit the best job I ever had to start Platformer. Today I wanted to tell you all how it’s going, what I’ve learned, and how I hope the business will evolve in year two. My hope is that this…

17 Sep 2021 • 16 min read
It's Perfectly Fine To Shut Up

Today’s Twitter main character is Liz Mair, a conservative flack who proudly talks about abusing her child by burning his stuff when he doesn’t eat. Twitter’s reaction is naturally furious - as it should…

15 Oct 2021 • 7 min read
Ed Zitron's Where's Your Ed At by Ed Zitron
Pawsome Animal Stories

Consider subscribing to Garbage Day! It’s very cheap and you exclusive interviews and Discord access (with other fun stuff being added all the time). Hit the button below if you’re interested. Subscribe…

15 Oct 2021 • 9 min read
Garbage Day by Ryan Broderick
Consumption On-Demand

Last week I wrote about my theories, and the piece this week is a dive into consumerism and the on-demand economy in context to our role is as a Human in Society. If you’re already subscribed, thank you…

15 Oct 2021 • 11 min read
kyla’s Newsletter by kyla scanlon
Featured Publication
Economists to Cattle Ranchers: Stop Being So Emotional About the Monopolies Devouring Your Family Businesses

Welcome to BIG, a newsletter about the politics of monopoly. If you’d like to sign up, you can do so here. Or just read on… Bill Bullard, advocate for independent cattle producers at R-CALF. Last week,…

15 Oct 2021 • 14 min read
BIG by Matt Stoller by Matt Stoller
An FYI for the next year of Chinese Characteristics

In my Chinese Characteristics: One Year In post, I remarked that I wanted to plan the next five years of this newsletter. Today I want to share my intentions for the following year (also give an excerpt…

14 Oct 2021 • 6 min read
Chinese Characteristics by Lillian Li
The Business of Micro Rental

In this issue: The Business of Micro Rental Every Business Turns Into an Ad Business Financial Decoupling Still Room to Scale Pay-for-Inclusion Amazon and Costco Bitcoin: Made in America The Business of…

14 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
The Diff by Byrne Hobart
🎙 Paroma Varma/Snorkel on programmatic approaches to data labeling

Getting to know the experience gained by researchers, engineers, and entrepreneurs doing real ML work is an excellent source of insight and inspiration. Share this interview if you find it enriching. No…

13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
TheSequence by Jesus Rodriguez, Ksenia Semenova
Face Off

One of my favorite musicians is the well-known rapper Tech N9ne, a true innovator within an already highly innovative genre of music. He was joined recently in the studio by the highest paid actor alive…

13 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
This Week In Voice VIP by Project Voice
Lesson 3. Beware the one-party state (podcast).

“Lesson 3. Beware the one-party state. The parties that remade states and suppressed rivals were not omnipotent from the start. They exploited a historic moment to make political life impossible for their…

12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
Thinking about... by Timothy Snyder
TD₿: The Beauty of Bitcoin with Ross Stevens

Hey Bitcoiners, Waking up every morning to help bring sound money to the world is a blessing. NYDIG Founder Ross Stevens has only done 2 public interviews about Bitcoin and each one is a masterpiece. Do…

11 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
The Daily Bitcoiner by Electric Solidus LLC