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Will Wilkinson
Artisanal takes for the discerning take-consumer (and more!) from Will Wilkinson.
Created 25 Nov 2018
  • Is Crypto Bullshit?
    23 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 44 20
    Planet-wrecking money laundry or the next phase of human evolution? Why not both? Subscribe now As you may have gathered from my previous post, I’ve become interested in cryptocurrency and blockchain ...
  • The Infrastructure Bill's Tough Lessons for Cryptoland
    09 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 7 10
    This is exactly how blockchains work. (Credit: Getty Images) Subscribe now The crypto/blockchain world seems pretty well tuned into regulatory developments, and rumors thereof, coming out of the SEC a...
  • Before Truth: Curiosity, Negative Capability, Humility
    12 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 17 1
    The truth is in there somewhere Subscribe now My old friend John Tomasi, newly installed as the President of the Heterodox Academy, has written a lovely, stimulating, little essay in praise of curiosi...
  • A Case Study in NIMBY Entitlement
    01 Oct 2021 • 12 min read • 22 4
    The exclusive, pale beauty of the single-family home with a garden “lifestyle.” Subscribe now I’m a little late to this but don’t want to let the delicious opportunity pass. John Mirisch, former mayor...
  • Updates
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 12 2
    Last week, I wrote a piece for the Washington Post on Larry Elder’s semi-insane attempt to run Trump’s Big Lie playbook in a state as blue as a Malibu noon. Read more
  • A Truckload of Resources on the Southernification of Rural America
    09 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 5 13
    The owner of a pickup truck in Pennsylvania flies flags in support of the United States of America, treason against the United States of America, Southern heritage, white supremacy, and legal impunity...
  • Republicans Finally Caught the Car (Subscriber Audio)
    05 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    Subscriber audio of “Republicans Finally Caught the Car,” Model Citizen, September 3, 2021 Read more
  • Republicans Finally Caught the Car
    03 Sep 2021 • 6 min read • 36 4
    Subscribe now Texas has banned abortion, more or less. Terminating a pregnancy is now categorically forbidden in the Lone Star State except in the brief period before the embryo develops something tha...
  • The Density Divide and the Southernification of Rural America (Subscriber Audio)
    31 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    Subscriber audio of “The Density Divide and the Southernification of Rural America,” Model Citizen, August 30, 2021 Read more
  • The Density Divide and the Southernification of Rural America
    30 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 37 33
    Subscribe now When I was a kid, the accents changed. Driving north from central Iowa through the corn toward Minnesota, the dialect would gradually get a little Fargo — a little Norwegian bachelor far...
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