While I feel sorta sorry for mid and low-level staffers torn between leaving and staying (perhaps compromising their careers with either choice), I also think they must’ve had some idea of what they were getting into.Read More The DexFiles: Notes And Quotes On Trump’s White House Dysfunction
Black boxes have inputs and outputs, but the connections among them and the rules that govern how causes become effects are purposely opaque so that consent can be manufactured and propaganda can be accepted without evidence.
A few thoughts on how black a box Syria is:Read More Syria Is A Black Box
Great Britain chose to leave the European Union. Greece chose to remain. Sovereignty was the issue, in some way, in both cases.Read More The (De)X Files 07/12/16: Bitcoin = Energy, Encrypted Facebook, Son Of Bin Laden, The Italian Job, Elites In Retreat …
The (De)X Files is my (sorta) daily aggregate of a few stories, essays, articles, an academic paper here and there, and (ugh) “think pieces” (only the awesome ones) from as wide a net as I can cast across the web.Read More The (De)X Files 07/07/16: Mapping The Dark Web, Weaponized A.I., & Digital Bank Heists