I’ll be using Patreon to host the audio and transcripts from conversations I have on the Sidechannel Discord server. On Thursday, Casey Newton, Eric Newcomer, and I spoke to New York Times reporter Taylor Lorenz. It was a great chat. We talked about Mariah Carey’s Twitter, the philosophical implications of being cheugy, and what it’s like trying to cover technology and web culture from a user-first perspective. Here’s a link to the transcript!
Trump says he opposed the war in Iraq, but in fact said he supported it in an obscure interview in 2004. McCain was for the tax cuts before he was against them. Republicans say they’re Christians, yet support a philandering liar. Hypocrisy takedowns – which reached peak popularity during the heyday of The Daily Show – have been the bread and butter of liberal discourse for years.
Gawker founder Nick Denton famously said that “Hypocrisy was the only modern sin”––doctrine-driven ideologies had been replaced by the nihilistic ersatz ideology of not contradicting oneself. Consistency, even in the service of nothing and in defense of power, was the highest moral achievement.
But as outright lying and contradiction were not only ignored but embraced by Trumpism, this worldview began to lose any remaining purchase. And as the emptiness of this approach grew more stark, a new generation of politically engaged people sought out traditional ideologies based on first principles, on the left this broadly manifested as a resurgence of socialism, which offered an alternative to the self-contained cult of self-satisfaction.
On today’s episode, we discuss the limits of hypocrisy-as-critique, when it can still be useful and why never contradicting oneself is …
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This week we’re talking about Nix with Domen Kožar. The Nix ecosystem is a DevOps toolkit that takes a unique approach to package management and system configuration. Nix helps you make reproducible, declarative, and reliable systems. Domen is writing the Nix ecosystem guide at nix.dev and today he takes us on a deep d…
Leigh Philips, Jacobin’s science writer, joins us to discuss the Johnson & Johnson vaccine pause and the global vaccine rollout. We also look at Janet Yellen’s proposed global tax and the predatory investors buying up land during the housing crisis.
Leigh is the author of Austerity Ecology and People’s Republic of Walmart as well as a forthcoming Jacobin article on state failure and the global COVID rollout. Read his article here: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/04/neoliberal-state-failure-covid-19-vaccine-distribution
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00:00 The news sucks 6:23 The Next Housing Bubble 32:56 A Global Tax On Corporations 47:53 Leigh Phillips on the Global Vaccination Rollout 1:29:07 Superchats: People Over Profits & Local Politics
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How can auto-oriented cities with fast growth or demand for growth, such as those of the American Sunbelt, improve their public transportation system to make it usable? This video discusses how to build commercial and residential transit-oriented development (TOD) where there is demand, using Calgary as a positive example (~16% modal split) and seeing what fast-growing American cities could do.
2 How can auto-oriented cities with little to no demographic growth, like many in the American Rust Belt, build usable public transportation? 5 key insights regarding such cities: 1. Stagnation is relative decline and not absolute decline. Don’t look back to a mythologized past. 2. Stagnation means you were, relatively speaking, big in the early 20th century, so you have a large historic mainline rail network to use. 3. Job sprawl is likely to be intense, with weak city centers. 4. Freeways, designed in the 1950s around expectations of growth, are overbuilt for today’s needs. 5. Parking, likewise designed around expectations of growth, is overbuilt, especially in city center.
Twitch stream about the Biden infrastructure plan’s budget for transportation - the good (expansion) and the bad (state of good repair, high construction costs), and what can be done to fix the bad.
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