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uh huh...gee wonder what they could be discussing? Welcome to billionaire summer camp: Tech & entertainment moguls arrive at plush Sun Valley Lodge for exclusive, INVITE-ONLY Idaho conference attended by CEOs of PayPal, McDonald's Spotify & Uber…
Millionaires, billionaires & tech moguls are swarming Sun Valley for the annual invite-only Allen & Company conference. On Tuesday, early arrivals included PayPal CEO Daniel Schulman and McDonald's chief Steve Easterbrook

PS you're not invited
Billionaire media executive Shari Redstone also arrived to the conference on Tues.

Daniel Ek, the CEO of the Spotify, arrived to the Allen & Company Conference Tues afternoon
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Can I instead write an article about how the concept of guilty pleasures in based in classism, racism, & sexism instead? Because “low brow” often means poor/working class, racialized or feminized things? How bout that article?

#AcademicTwitter #Elitism
Further, half the things people are replying about—sci-fi (my own research), reality TV & gaming—are things people do actual real research on already.
I also feel like this article concept is another way of performing that academics can’t embrace pleasure, that work can not be pleasurable. I say fuck that and read @adriennemaree’s new book Pleasure Activism next month when it drops.
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Plan in place in S Africa and UK by a CANADIAN company. John Hancock is not US-owned.

Welcome to global rule by capitalists.

Example of news-release-“reporting” or zero curiosity on the part of the writer.
#privacy #elitism #dataBreachRisk…
Do you want ANY corporation monitoring your whereabouts and behavior 24x7? Hell no.

And a reminder that “insurance” wasn’t created to help the most secure/fit. Franklin’s vision: to spread risk throughout a community.

h/t @MrAlanCooper
Insurance as envisioned by Benjamin Franklin was the opposite of individualism (an American myth with long legs).
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