For a brief shining moment, one example of an American billionaire — image from YouTube

2020 was a banner year for American billionaires. Their net worth increased by an amazing 466 billion dollars while most of us struggled to weather a global pandemic. This has led to the usual recriminations. Bernie Sanders says there should be no billionaires. Elizabeth Warren says we should tax them…

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Life, Liberty, and Hypocrisy for All

The shocking events of Jan 6, 2021 make for fun media analysis. In one day, the conservatives media became sympathetic to rioters and antagonistic to Capitol Hill police. Coincidentally, the liberal media suddenly valued law enforcement, and was furious that protesters were raiding a federal building that wasn’t the Portland…

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Is becomes ought, becomes is again
Doubly strong
All knotted time goes

Blood sprouts from brows
Eyes comb the low ground
Aged men recede to attics
Boys to their basements, until the time to climb

Are there yet no raybeams?
Do the mighty cosmos not penetrate
Your paper-thin veil?
It’s not down…

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Every year it seems like software companies become more valuable and more central to equity markets. Just this week, the prototypical Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company, Salesforce, was added to the Dow Jones Industrial average. It’s now the third largest component of the index. Since the Covid crisis, the accretion of value…

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Michael Tauberg

Married engineer in San Francisco. Interested in words, networks, and human abstractions. Opinions expressed are solely my own.

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