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Arash Payan
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Freelance software developer. Creator of Prayer Book and Jabeh.
Freelance software developer. Creator of Prayer Book and Jabeh.

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When work disappears, the genders produced by the labour market are blurred. When socially necessary labour declines, what we once called women’s work – education, healthcare, service – becomes our basic industry, not a ‘tertiary’ dimension of the measurable economy. The labour of love, caring for one another and learning how to be our brother’s keeper – socially beneficial labour – becomes not merely possible but eminently necessary, and not just within families, where affection is routinely available.

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Last year, my 5-year-old fractured her ankle. The bill for the 12-minute orthopedist’s appointment was $1,125, and about half of it was covered by insurance. I wrote the doctor a letter — please revise this bill, as it is clearly erroneous — and included my “M.D.” Instead, the doctor left me a message saying he was waiving the bill entirely as a professional courtesy.

Stories like these reveal an uncomfortable truth. Our health insurance system is so broken that pulling strings — or rank — is sometimes the only way to get the coverage you think you’ve paid for.

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Definition: Turnkey Tyranny

It means that even if you trust the government today. What happens when it changes? And in our democracy, we're never more than 8 years from a total change in government. Suddenly, everybody is vulnerable to this individual, and the [surveillance] systems are already in place. What happens tomorrow? In a year? In 5 years? In 10 years, when eventually, we get an individual who says 'You know what? Let's flip that switch, and use the absolute full extent of our technical capabilities to ensure the political stability of this new administration'.

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We need our smartphones, notifications screens and web browsers to be exoskeletons for our minds and interpersonal relationships that put our values, not our impulses, first. People’s time is valuable. And we should protect it with the same rigor as privacy and other digital rights.

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You can't just report the news and think that people will trust you. If the people you cover aren't trustworthy, you have to step up and do more. You have to show people what's true and false. You are being dragged down exactly because you don't question the news before reporting it.

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