I recently heard someone say “if the state has a monopoly on violence, than schools have a monopoly on discipline.”
Ever since I heard it, I’ve been trying to articulate this quip to be about the tech industry — and, while I haven’t succeeded at that quip-creation, yet…this feels all connected.
related: a useful description of authoritarianism is when power is so exclusively centralized that the public is powerless to effect change.
in a lot of ways, google has creeped up on becoming an authoritarian power over this sorta data
09/10/2023, 12:10 AM
See also: this episode on legalism from this podcast I sometimes listen to.