As you may notice from my bio, I live in Western Oregon. It has been hot here for a few days, like thirty degrees hotter than it should be. The forecast app for iOS, which many take as their primary source of weather information reported mild conditions, ten degrees cooler…

Rhetorically, employers routinely play up the idea of a labor shortage to pray for state intervention to either secure labor at lower prices or other incentives. The central issue move is to deflect blame from their own inability to retain or train workers, toward the workers themselves. Twinned with this…

In a surprise, the Supreme Court ruled for Google and Google v. Oracle. This was a welcome development for basically everyone who doesn’t want to extract rents for interoperable software. Justice Breyer framed his opinion around the history of the Android phone operating system, especially the idea that many programmers…

Senator John Coryn unleashed the following, crushing Tweet:

The president is not doing cable news interviews. Tweets from his account are limited and, when they come, unimaginably conventional. The public comments are largely scripted. Biden has opted for fewer sit down interviews with mainstream outlets and reporters.

What a searing…

Dan Faltesek

Associate Professor of Social Media, Oregon State: These are my opinions, not theirs. Read my book: Selling Social Media (Bloomsbury Academic), 2018.

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