No One Really Gets It About WikiLeaks

“We can’t properly price secrecy until secrets are revealed. Until then we substitute a strange hybrid of fear, propaganda, faith, hope, and taxes for the price of national security, which has nothing to do with the real price of secrecy. Therefore, as a hedge against the risk of secrets that compromise our rights and citizenship, secrecy itself should at least be priced high for those who control it. And necessarily so because we can never really know just they know. This is the only real source of balance of power that the people have—assuming that there’s really such a thing as “the people” anymore.”

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Pied Piper Putin

The deeper one dives into 21st century advanced, multi-lateral conflict, the more a “chess vs. checkers player” narrative emerges from the optics of the Putin/Trump relationship.

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Meryl vs. MAGA

So perhaps it’s not Streep’s fault that she could’ve used her Golden Globes moment to tell America something about how wages have been stagnant for most American earners since the 70s, but didn’t.

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Obama Sets Chelsea Free

Manning has been a focus of a worldwide debate on government secrecy since she provided more than 700,000 documents, videos, diplomatic cables and battlefield accounts to WikiLeaks – a leak for which she was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison.

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When The Pay Walls Come Tumbling Down

Paywalls erode (or, their ability to gauge and adjust to price signals properly weakens) as the marginal value of the digital goods behind them decreases. The marginal value of digital good decreases when 1) too little money chases a surplus of content; or 2) other options (Netflix, Sling TV, piracy, or weak demand) become opportunities for greater value to consumers.

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