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So…Why? Why is Amazon holding a bake off for its “next HQ”? Very few people have asked themselves that question. Shift’s Editor-in-Chief, John Battelle, has a theory about why Amazon issued such a vision-free RFP.
Luke Kanies writes for NewCo Shift about venture capital, which he argues is structured to traumatize everyone save the investors. With an industry that is built around making many bets and expecting most to fail, the companies who want to participate must claim unrealistic goals, and then they must risk their own death attempting to keep those promises.
The Las Vegas shooting marked another black chapter in America’s obsession with the 2nd Amendment, and while many argue that never is the best time to discuss gun control after a tragedy, Yonatan Zunger discusses the Founder’s intent and why it doesn’t matter.
Once again we find ourselves in a time of unprecedented income inequality. Looking Backward 2000 to 1887, by Edward Bellamy — written in 1887 — offers a familiar glimpse to the future by looking at the past.
Peter Leyden and Ruy Teixeira offer an extraordinary take on the political future of the United States in a series titled California Is the Future. The series argues that if we want to understand an optimistic scenario for the future of our country, we’d do well to study California today.
Hugh Garvey worked as Editor at Playboy. And his gig was just a job, except when it wasn’t. In this Medium premium piece, part of an ongoing series, Garvey offers his advice on how to write a sex column.