Tag: Elon Musk

National Times 22h · Don’t Be Fooled. This Is What Elon Musk Is Really Up to With Twitter

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Since capitalism’s dawn, power stemmed from owning capital goods; steam engines, Bessemer furnaces, industrial robots, and so on. Today, it is cloud-based capital, or cloud capital in short, that grants its owners hitherto unimaginable powers.

(Yanis Varoufakis! Project Syndicate)

Elon Musk’s Humongous Mistake | The Smirking Chimp

Two lessons here.

First, corporations that regard employees only as costs to be cut rather than as assets to be nourished can make humongous mistakes. Elon Musk is Exhibit #1.

Second, where corporations view employees as costs, the traditional way for employees to flex their muscle is to strike, thereby temporarily closing factories and stopping the machines.

But where employees are a corporation’s key assets, workers’ greater power comes in threatening to — or actually — walking out the door. Elon Musk is Exhibit #2.

Source: Elon Musk’s Humongous Mistake | The Smirking Chimp

Elon Musk’s idea of Twitter free speech could cost him $61 billion

Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter has resulted in chaos, mass layoffs and foundational changes to the platform.

I woke up yesterday, looked at my to-do list and saw that the top item was “delete your Twitter account”. I hadn’t tweeted in years, so it was something of a quiet protest, but Elon Musk giving Donald Trump the green light to use the blue bird was the final straw.

Source: Elon Musk’s idea of Twitter free speech could cost him $61 billion

Why Elon Musk’s first week as Twitter owner has users flocking elsewhere

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What’s Musk going to do with Twitter? After months of trying to walk away from his commitment to buy the platform, and just before entering what was looking to be a long, potentially embarrassing and costly court battle to enforce his original agreement, Twitter is now privately owned.

Source: Why Elon Musk’s first week as Twitter owner has users flocking elsewhere

Musk Must Relinquish Twitter | The Smirking Chimp

Just three days after Elon Musk bought Twitter, he posted a tweet advancing the baseless allegation that Paul Pelosi, the husband of the Speaker of the House, who was assaulted Friday at the couple’s home, had been drunk and in a fight with a male prostitute.

Source: Musk Must Relinquish Twitter | The Smirking Chimp

Elon Musk Won’t Protect Free Speech Online

Instead of counting on an allegedly benevolent billionaire like Elon Musk to guard free speech online by buying companies like Twitter, we should just take our digital public square out of rich people’s hands and into public ownership.

Source: Elon Musk Won’t Protect Free Speech Online