In “The Smartphone Society,” Aschoff moves beyond moral panic and asks bigger questions about our devices
“Should a corporation poison your family for money?” Steyer asked the crowd. “Climate is the number one priority … not because we want it to be, but because it has to be.”
This rolling collapse of news media serving American cities and towns—following their purchase by ever more aggressive giant media conglomerates—now threatens our beleaguered democracy.
Though the response was mostly positive, however cloaked in sadness, there were also criticisms, and for the most part I agree with complaints about how I neglected to identify those working hard to hydrate news deserts and who are launching ambitious hyperlocal startups and hustling between the gaps.
Consultants told Mass State Police how to avoid turmoil. The department ignored the advice and spent the following two decades spiraling toward boundless corruption.