Ethan Marcotte wrote about why tech workers should unionize:
The Basecamp story’s been a difficult one for me to follow. It’s a story about employees volunteering time to improve their workplace; it’s a story about racism and white supremacy in that workplace; it’s a story about company leaders mishandling a delicate situation, and to such an extent that a third of their employees left en masse.
I’d like to suggest it’s also a story about power.
Mandy Brown followed these notes to their next logical conclusion in her excellent newsletter:
When we talk about politics belonging outside the workplace, we reduce democracy to an extracurricular instead of a core part of our lives. Democracy cannot be sustained by annual visits to the ballot box—it isn’t something we have, it’s something we practice.
Behold! My newsletter—sent infrequently—about new things that I’m working on. Every so often it’ll contain notes about web design and publishing things that I’m interested in, too.