Michael Nolan

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Veep, cringe comedy, and laughing at Washington so you don’t cry

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Power-worship in D.C. and shows about it is nothing new. Playing it for slapstick rather than fetishizing it, however, makes Veep a welcome change of pace.

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Music creates spontaneous, unpredictable communications directly from person to person. That makes it essential to life--and a persistent threat to power.

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Bitcoin Exec Arrested

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The feds are after Charlie Shrem because he didn't rat out Silk Road users.

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September 2014

For centuries, hierarchical models dominated human organizations. Kings, warlords, and emperors could rally groups--but also oppress them. Non-hierarchical forms of organization, though, are increasingly defining our lives. It's no secret how this shift has benefited out social lives, including dating, and it's becoming more commonplace even in the corporate world. But it has also now come even to organizations bent on domination rather than human flourishing, as the Islamic State shows. If even destructive groups rely on this form of entrepreneurial organization, then hierarchy's time could truly be coming to an end.
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