Silicon Valley: where the streets are paved with Bitcoin. / Patrick Nouhailler
The Baffler,  September 29, 2015

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• Of “secular Satanism,” the “Dark Enlightenment squid monster,” and anti-democratic techies, Park MacDougald has this to say on The Awl:

Valley oligarchs don’t need to be convinced that democracy is the root of all evil, they just need to think that our existing democratic institutions are illegitimate or just not sufficiently optimized.

Corey Pein wrote about the fascism swirling around our islands of libertarian innovation here.

• Here’s a good, honest Silicon Valley rags-to-riches story, wherein hard graft and scamming, and not boy genius, is the actual path to unicorn-hood. (Thanks, Buzzfeed.)

• Today in “Good for them!”: Bono and Mark Zuckerberg are sharing bylines. The Pope is releasing a rock album with Believe Digital.

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