Kieran HealyI was very sad to learn yesterday of Fin's passing after his long illness. He was such a warm character in college. It was through him and his family that I realized that going off overseas to study more was something someone like me could actually do.
The New York Times is right that slavery made a major contribution to capitalist development in the United States — just not in the way they imagine.
Kieran HealyClegg argues slavery shaped contemporary US capitalism by dividing the working class by race and, maybe more importantly, by inhibiting the expansion of the regulatory state—rather than by directly being an engine of capitalist growth in and of itself.
Kieran Healy@ftrain [continuing to idly muse instead of going running] I think @siracusa remarked once that Emacs is the Minecraft of text editors, and this is exactly correct. A 100% fair, true, accurate, and unbiased survey of text editors can be found here
Kieran Healy@ftrain My own Uses This Q&A is available here: usesthis.com/interviews/kie… It was conducted when I was eleven years old. I'd still stand by most of it, except for the bit about using two monitors. Don't use two monitors. You probably shouldn't learn Emacs, either.