"I don’t need a pair of Nikes. I need a 401(k)" -- and other lessons from the death of a venture-backed, Facebook-dependent, millennial-focused news site.
maxwellI've long been interested in Mic, a company that seemed to encapsulate a lot of things about both my industry and my generation during the 2010s.
So I dug in to figure what lessons we can glean from both its rise and its fall.
The evolution is part of a larger shift in American attitudes toward race in the past five years.
maxwellNEW w/ @aedwardslevy -- 5 years after Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for Reparations,” most Dem voters now support setting up a commission to study the issue.
Dems are also warming up to the idea of reparations, full stop.
34% in favor; 37% against.
The party has seen a shift toward idealistic and morally driven policies, particularly on the subjects of race and inequality.
maxwellReally good scoop by @AsteadWesley: Two top presidential candidates — Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren — support reparations.
That’s something Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders have all been unwilling to do.
Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t…
maxwellBezos says "numerous people have contacted our investigation team about their similar experiences with AMI, and how they needed to capitulate because, for example, their livelihoods were at stake"
maxwellThe news here is that Bezos has laid out AMI’s “catch-and-kill” tactic in greater and more explicit detail than we’ve seen before.
Luckily for him (and unluckily for AMI), he’s just rich enough to not be scared.
maxwellThe real news here is not that AMI tried to use incriminating photos of Bezos to get him to do what they want. That is what AMI does. 1/2