Merge or become irrelevant, says Musk./ Max Kiesler
The Baffler,  February 13, 2017

Daily Bafflements

Americans divided on impeaching Trump, gerrymandering, and dubious mergers

Merge or become irrelevant, says Musk./ Max Kiesler
w
o
r
d

f
a
c
t
o
r
y

• “Gerrymandering, in a word, is why American democracy is broken,” claims The Washington Post, echoing David Daley, in his Q&A with Baffler associate editor Dave Denison. “Eight of the ten most gerrymandered districts in the United States were drawn by Republicans.”

• Polls suggest the American electorate is experiencing buyers’ remorse.

• Elon Musk update: he’s still out there! Specifically, he’s taking a break from defending Rex Tillerson, and in Dubai, talking about how we have to become one with our machines in order to survive in the AI future that he’s engineering. 

• Horror of horrors, the election has made the American worker less “productive,” reports The Atlantic. “According to a study from McKinsey, workplace incivility was already on the rise,” it continues, and “the idea of not bringing politics to work . . . clashes with another increasingly popular doctrine of modern work—the idea of bringing your ‘whole self’ to the workplace.”

You Might Also Enjoy

American Pimps

Shawn Hamilton

As Iceberg Slim might put it, the players and public alike have been sold a series of air castles.

word factory

Baffler Newsletter

new email subscribers receive a digital copy of our current issue.

Further Reading