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  • Robert shared from Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age by Larry M. Bartels
    The tendency to think of economic outcomes as natural and inevitable is politically significant because it discourages systematic critical scrutiny of their causes and consequences.
    Note: Digging into politics and economy shows surprising conclusions, but it's not generally done.
  • Robert shared from Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky
    When a resource is scarce, the people who manage it often regard it as valuable in itself, without stopping to consider how much of the value is tied to its scarcity.
    Note: Relying on the scarcity of what you work on may actually be a recipe for eventual failure.