I love a good story-behind-the-story thread

Here’s a great example from Figma:

The Anxiety of Influencers

Via Harpers

So the truth is that the influencer economy is just a garish accentuation of the economy writ large. As our culture continues to conflate the private and public realms—as the pandemic has transformed our homes into offices and our bedrooms into backdrops, as public institutions increasingly fall prey to the mandates of the market—we’ve become cheerfully indentured to the idea that our worth as individuals isn’t our personal integrity or sense of virtue, but our ability to advertise our relevance on the platforms of multinational tech corporations.

Portals to Beautiful Futures

I’ve recently been introduced to Omidyar, an organization working to bring about structural change at a system level. Their recent report is a provocative rallying call for co-creation and collaborative solutions to some of our most complex problems.

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