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Full text: T Bone Burnett rips Big Tech “surveillance capitalists” in blistering SXSW keynote
Music industry veteran T Bone Burnett has no big love for Big Tech. In a scorching keynote speech this week at the SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, the Grammy- and Oscar-winning musician/producer spoke out against the growing power of Silicon Valley giants like Google and Facebook while affirming the importance of artists’ rights. “Artists create conscience,” the O Brother, Where Art Thou? producer said. “The artists are our only hope.”
capitalism  philosophy 
march 2019 by kkennedy
The Revenge of Karl Marx - The Atlantic (April 2009)
Between reading this, being in the middle of Jack London's "The Iron Heel", and having "Captial" queued up on the Kindle, I'm getting quite the re-education in Marxism. Studied Marx in college, spent almost 20 years after graduation as an anarcho-libertarian...now I'm not sure where I am. Time to hit the books again, looks like.
christopherhitchens  marx  economics  history  philosophy  marxism 
april 2009 by kkennedy
Twelve Virtues of Rationality
Curiosity, relinquishment, lightness, evenness, argument, empiricism, simplicity, humility, perfectionism, precision, scholarship, and the void.
science  ethics  psychology  yudkowsky  rationality  virtues  philosophy 
november 2008 by kkennedy

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