Elsewhere: Week of March 29, 2021
Elsewhere is a series of interesting things I came across during the week, published every Sunday.
- “A consumer co-op’s biggest advantage is its refusal to play by traditional corporate rules. Co-ops not only keep more money in the communities where they are active, they create a more direct link between labour and capital that isn’t always present in privately held businesses. [...] In other words, being a co-op wasn’t how MEC ended up losing its competitive edge—forgetting that fact was the problem.”
- I love this idea of centripetal vs. centrifugal books. Both types are important — and I think that it applies to many forms of art, too.
- ”'Cancel' and 'woke' are the latest terms to originate in Black culture only to be appropriated into the White mainstream and subsequently thrashed to death,” explains Clyde McGrady in this Washington Post op-ed.
- Nearly two-thirds of anti-vaccine disinformation on social media is shared by a dozen influencers — and those platforms fail to act on 95% of it.
- This Twitter thread shares some astonishing comparisons on how quickly Chris Sharma dominated his athletic field, rock climbing.