Episode 32

Himpathy For The Bitcoiner


October 5th, 2020

50 mins 32 secs

Your Hosts

About this Episode

After a brief and sober discussion about President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, the hosts devote most of the episode to two stories: a controversy surrounding a partially anonymous Arc Digital review of Kate Manne's new book Entitled that has led to accusations of obsession and WAR, and the blowup that ensued -- complete with a gleeful threat of mass executions in the streets! -- after the head of Coinbase took the radical stance that his company's purpose is to make money, not do progressive politics. Also: Katie sticks up for Jesse on Twitter without Jesse's awareness, New York Times staffers fail to revolt after a column that could Literally Endanger Lives is published, Jesse tries to get into the impressions game and almost commits a war crime in the process, and more.

Show notes/Links:

Arc Digital: Mannesplaining - https://arcdigital.media/mannesplaining-87d1cbf3f7ab

Some of the relevant tweets:

Jill Filipovic on the anonymity - https://twitter.com/JillFilipovic/status/1311024884030545920

Arc responds - https://twitter.com/ArcDigi/status/1311028393819992067

Arc on the blocking - https://twitter.com/ArcDigi/status/1310778616876339202

Jason Stanley on the 'war' - https://twitter.com/jasonintrator/status/1311290213537284098

Arc, um, responds again - https://twitter.com/ArcDigi/status/1311292361083883520

Stanley on the 'obsession' - https://twitter.com/jasonintrator/status/1311297702173585409

Arc Digital: Don’t Publish Personal Attacks Based on Misinformation - https://arcdigital.media/dont-publish-personal-attacks-based-on-misinformation-54cd66f7278c

Coinbase is a mission focused company: https://blog.coinbase.com/coinbase-is-a-mission-focused-company-af882df8804

Forbes: Some Business Leaders Should Face A Firing Squad, Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo Suggests In Angry Tweet - https://www.forbes.com/sites/abrambrown/2020/10/01/some-business-leader-should-face-a-firing-squad-former-twitter-ceo-dick-costolo-suggests-in-angry-tweet/#247301c97b94

Coindesk: Relief and Regret: Crypto Twitter Reacts as Coinbase Says ‘No’ to Corporate Activism - https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-twitter-coinbase-corporate-activism