Quote note (#189)
“[C]apitalism in the ribbonfarm sense”:
Capitalism is not an ideology pursued deliberately by some to “defeat” those who live by other ideologies. It is a condition imperfectly closed societies default to in the presence of increasing choice in the environment, usually created either through the actions of outsiders or natural changes.
From a consistently thought-provoking slab of Venkatesh Rao insight porn.
(XS will try its best to get back to it.)