Fascinating and Depressing

Nima Shirazi and Adam Johnson’s podcast Citations Needed is one of my favorites; they never fail to illuminate their topic, and their research appears to be impeccable. I also like the slightly unsophisticated un-slick audio and editing; podcasting is metastasizing into a big business full of well-funded corporate drones that milk advertising opportunities, so it’s refreshing that there are a few hold-outs that stay resolutely old school. They’re just about the information.

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A Masterclass in Corporate Glibglarp-speak

I’ve worked for too many corporatist shitbags to have any instinct but “RUN!” when I hear the sound of corpocrat. That’s why mayor Pete made my flesh crawl – he deployed the same technique, which deflects responsibility, takes credit, and obscures the speaker’s agenda. It makes them (they think) sound smart, which means they think you’re a dumb sucker who’s going to fall for substanceless style.

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