Bookmarks – UI flaws and other great capers

And the existence of LGBTQ people continues to surprise some.

I’m fond of Muppets Take Manhattan, myself, but in terms of the Piggy/Kermit relationship? Yeah, Great Muppet Caper is definitely the best.

The Aspen Consensus, in a nutshell, is this: the winners of our age must be challenged to do more good. But never, ever tell them to do less harm.

The Aspen Consensus holds that capitalism’s rough edges must be sanded and its surplus fruit shared, but the underlying system must never be questioned.

The Thriving World, the Wilting World, and You by Anand Giridharadas (3505 words).

We’ve had this situation before. The world is dominated by an elite that has free reign to “extract” as much wealth from the populace as they want and then they soothe their conscience by giving a tiny part of it back.

Last time the elites got this out of hand they only backed off and loosened their stranglehold when the French started chopping their heads off en masse.