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I’m a little surprised the goings-on at GMG aren’t getting discussed at BB. Anybody who cares about investment groups getting their hands on formerly successful and/or popular journalistic endeavors to bleed them dry and break the writers’ unions should care about it.

ETA: this is the best source for context:



I would hardly call these sneaky. The idea is to align the company’s incentives with what we want. In the context of their job in a company, people feel perfectly fine lying through their teeth, because job/profit/shareholder return; and this is rarely judged. Only individuals are expected to be ethical – pay your debts, don’t litter, tell the truth. This conversation happened during the last presidential election over DJT’s many bankruptcies (perfectly fine, even SMART!) versus individual consumer’s bankruptcies (DEADBEATS!).
Pushing social responsibility down to individuals but insulating companies from any social responsibility is a business strategy.


Really interesting. I think it’s clear that there is a way to do journalism and media profitably, but these companies are never going to become billion dollar unicorns, even if the forego quality and ethics. The best chance for independent media is if they stay small and independent. They’ll never make their owners millions, but that should be ok.


If you want some cuttings of my plants just ask. I up to my ears in succulents.


For the credit card thing, just be direct and honest. Call up your bank, tell them you’ve been a good customer for X number of years, and ask for a lower rate/no annual fee/points. Worked for me, at least.

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This article has a factual error. Lying and stealing are still unethical.

Turns out.

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