~16 min read · Oct 1st · Exploring why productivity can feel empty, and how we can make it whole again
decline in religious life is accompanied by a simultaneous rise in hyper-growth models and winner-take-all capitalism
2021, 47% of the U.S. population consider themselves members of a religious group, compared to 70% two decades ago. This decline, though evident across regions and age groups, is particularly pronounced among millenials.
Our need for purpose is strong: we feel defined by what we put forward in our lives and what we make, and what we hope to leave behind.
6 min read · Oct 13th · The Economics of Belief Transmission
Dawkins’ examples were “tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches.” Today, the list includes gifs, emojis, acronyms (iykyk), viral TikTok dances, business models (starting a substack, “Uber for x”, etc), blog post genres (the “thinkpiece”), and more.
Memes are essentially just patterns we imitate to achieve some desired effect.