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Sunday, November 08, 2015

Sorkin's Facile Tech Talk

I say this is "predictable" not least when one remembers the neoliberal platitudes in his writing for The West Wing -- Sorkin's true and undeniable literary legacy, with all its weaknesses and strengths -- in which the show's grizzled white fathers express hard deep truths about tech inevitably destroying jobs (which were in fact outsourced and their efficiency gains plutocratically concentrated not because of "tech" forces but because of the reactionary demolition of organized labor abetted by the betrayals of corporatist Democrats) which are "never coming back" and so on. Very Serious!

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