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Never Meta Worse Pair

“The harms were baked into the design.” That’s one of the more memorable lines from the brand new book An Ugly Truth by Sheera Frenkel & Cecilia Kang, their investigation of Facebook (now, um, Meta). What comes out of the oven is piping hot junk, a enormous sugar cookie comprised of nonsense, hate, and lies, and the executives running the…

Tourism Takedown

Picture yourself at a luxurious beach resort: toes buried in soft sand, frosty umbrella drink by your side, with visions of that evening’s limitless dinner dancing in your head. You’re there to get away from it all (and pig out because dammit it’s all-inclusive and you paid for that cheesecake) and surely don’t for a second consider how the $9…

Beach Reads: Ahhhhhh!

The price of gas and the overall cost of travel notwithstanding, it appears folks are vacating their premises in every direction. Here’s hoping you’ve got time set aside to do a whole stack of nothing somewhere peaceful. And if a book might help, here are eight I’ve read lately that are all outstanding. Memoirs are my jam (you heard me)…

WFM: Work From Mexico

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked. “Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually, then suddenly.” – Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises __________________________________________________________________ Sections of American Made by Farah Stockman bring to mind the so-called full employment scene from the 1993 movie Dave where the body-double president waxes poetic about having a good job. As Kevin Kline’s character puts it, it’s…

The Great Real Estate Swindle

I don’t know much about Reeves Wiedeman other than he’s a contributing editor at New York magazine and has the perfect name for a New York butler. But having inhaled his Wall Street Journal bestseller Billion Dollar Loser, it’s clear ol’ Reeves doesn’t suffer fools gladly and there is no shortage of dullards throughout the book. The only way his…