our attention is the currency, and fear and outrage are the most effective ways to capture and keep it.

What I’m slowly realizing, is that these are free market dynamics being applied to a limited resource. There are only so many people, with only so much attention, so refinements in the market models of media delivery do not enrich the overall market space in the ways that, say, mechanization of agriculture did.

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