Unpacking my economic beliefs

18 thoughts
last posted March 8, 2015, 1:12 p.m.

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The so-called tech "meritocracy" is another example. That's a time based economy: your prestige is based not only on your interest and innate talent, but also the sheer amount of time you're able to put in. Participation is contingent on either being paid to participate on work time, or else having a lot of free time (itself often a function of economic privilege). Calling that culture a meritocracy is only possible if one remains deliberately blind not only to the inequitable distribution of free time within society at large, but also the wildly divergent reactions that are encountered when somebody like me asserts themselves vs the vile reactions that many people seem to feel are "justified" by the mere fact of someone daring to voice an opinion online.

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