Sometimes people ask me what to read or look into. Some people come to mind. These are their stories.
People's Policy Project
A research project fashioned in the style of a "think tank" but taking no money from big sources. Pretty damn cool. Matt Bruenig is brilliant, and very involved.
- Using Worker Buyouts To Counteract Retaliatory Closings
- Initial Property Continues to Vex Libertarians
- Education Does Little To Reduce Racial Wealth Disparities
Citations Needed is the only podcast I actually like. It's about politics, media, language, and history. Basically they examine modern propaganda with fantastic guests.
- Episode 20: Lotteryism Part II — How Sports Are Used to Fleece Public Trusts
- Episode 11: The Deficits Racket — Single-Payer Propaganda War
- Episode 06: The Media's Default Setting of White Supremacy
- Episode 01: The Charter School Scam
This guy hosts a ton of my favorite programming talks. He's like a smarter Bret Victor, very concerned with ruts we get into in the everyday practice of programming but less navel-gazing.
Eevee writes great politics and programming stuff.
Steve Randy Waldman is honestly kinda dumb, but occasionally his principles shine through and his schmaltzy platitudes become biting assessments. He's also earnest, which is always commendable.
It's hard to really explain how influential this guy's note collection was for me. I occasionally re-read an old essay and wonder how much I've become like this author, and whether I'll end up the same way.