History is written by the copyright holders.
We talked about the dichotomy between scarcity and abundance and how obsolescence can lead to gluts.
Analogies were made between various aspects of pop culture and content creation (music, writing, blogging) and the financialization of everything and the gig economy.
Monopolies then (Standard Oil) vs quasi-monopolies now (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon).
Jesse challenged us both to be more optimistic about this state of affairs, and our advice to those seeking to avoid neo-feudal slavery is this: don’t get on the galley, and don’t drink in the same bars as the galley crew. Especially the recruiters.
Since we’re probably gonna get demonetized for the Jonathan Richman clip, I threw in the Barracuda track to close us out….
Episode Transcript: AxisofEasy18_transcript