Part 1 of the “New Metrics for Modern Living”

Larry David is generally low SAR (explained below)

Hilarious condemnation is much better than a takedown

Joseph Epstein is a 1980s-style villain (this isn’t him though)

This stuff is complicated which is why it is important to get it right.


1. Reporting that the Instagram and WhatsApp mergers were approved in 2012/2014 and discussing such “approvals” as if they are legally binding precedent

At least we’re united in being crazy

Do you see Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi?

Repealing “Section 230” won’t do what anyone wants

Barking up a statutorily complicated tree

How Trump’s lawyers lost their minds

We seem to forget how many are actually Asian-American

In which the Kool-Aid gets stirred

Credit Ben Thompson, usage via 17 USC 107

Biden leads in polls; Trump leads the lawns — does it mean anything?

Smart, but a little too much Kool-Aid

Photo: Nordiske Mediedager

Tim Wu

Professor at Columbia University; author of “The Curse of Bigness,” “The Attention Merchants,” and “The Master Switch;” veteran of Silicon Valley & Obama Admin.

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