the say Tom is a flat circle


Were this someone’s attempt at a Tom Friedman parody account, rather than the actual synopsis of an actual Tom Friedman essay, I’d call it cliched and uninspired. This human has passed through parody and gone out the other side. He is a parody wormhole, which the scientists of the future might exploit to permit faster-than-light travel.

By the way: there’s no such thing as a sharing economy. A sharing economy is an oxymoron. Sharing means that no money changes hands. Strip away the Silicon Valley deepity and you’re left with a rental economy, which is neither new, nor emancipatory, nor particularly interesting.