Regarding last boost, I appreciated this piece:
Where the Doctorow excoriates Ford and other manufacturers for buying the vapid lies of finance mavens who’ve talked them into transforming their products-and-consumer-credit businesses into data/advertisement businesses.
There’s a good bit to that argument. The people selling you life insurance or mutual funds do want to help you out but they’ve kids to feed too.
Kids to feed: the people at the investment banks wanting to help your firm IPO have them, as do the people managing your money for long-term growth.
I personally love seeing the hustles and the schemes people come up with that are just inside the boundaries of the law (finished *The Big Short* on the 2008 financial meltdown a few weeks ago, loved it, highly recommended—very Terry #Pratchett, very #AnkhMorpork).
And it’s fun to see people first realizing that that army of schemers exist 🥳.