In the Land of Self-Defeat (nytimes.com): A battle over wages for a librarian position provides a window in rural distrust of government. [Note: paywall, use distraction-free mode if using Safari or incognito mode with Chrome]
The Passion Economy and the Future of Work (a16z.com): I have mixed feelings about stories like these. On the one hand there are some inspiring success stories from the newest “new economy”. On the other hand, this is partly a puff piece to promote a VC’s portfolio companies (all so-called “platforms”).
Why Can’t We Agree on What’s True Anymore? (theguardian.com): Explores the current challenge of the Information Age in which society is coming to grips with abundant information from wide ranging sources (and underlying agendas) and struggling to come to grips with questions of veracity, credibility and trust.