Pluralistic: The internet is not a (link)dump truck (30 Sept 2023)

Today’s links The internet is not a (link)dump truck: It’s a series of totally tubular links. This day in history: 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 Colophon: Recent publications, upcoming/recent appearances, current writing projects, current reading The internet is not a (link)dump truck (permalink) The second decade of the 21st century is truly a bounteous time. My backyard has produced a bumper crop of an invasive species of mosquito that is genuinely innovative: rather than confining itself to biting in the dusk and dawn golden hours, these stinging clouds of flying vampires bite at every hour that God sends: Here in the twilight of capitalism’s planet-devouring, half-century orgy of wanton destruction, there’s more news every day than I can possibly write a full blog post about every day, and as with many weeks, I have arrived at Saturday with a substantial backlog of links that didn’t fit into the week’s “Hey look at this” linkdumps. Thus, the eighth installment in my ongoing, semiregular series of Saturday linkdumps: This week, the miscellany begins with the first hesitant signs of an emerging, post-neoliberal order. The FTC, under direction of the force-of-nature that is Lina Khan, has brought its long-awaited antitrust case against Amazon. I am very excited about this. Disoriented, even. When was the last time you greeted every day with a warm feeling because high officials in the US government were working for the betterment of every person in the land? It’s enough to make one giddy. Plus, the New York…Pluralistic: The internet is not a (link)dump truck (30 Sept 2023)

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