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There was only a brief period of time where that wasn't the case. .....
By:  Bean (Moderators; 17438)
Posted on: 06-29-2020 19:04.
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Prior to the internet you had to have a subscription to the print edition. There's still some sort of access to a lot of that content. Almost all provide a certain level of free access.

I'm not sure how much of a difference it makes. Facebook and Twitter both do exceptionally good jobs of shunting people toward the most extreme views in either direction. It may be possible to create a high quality, balanced feed, but it's a lot more work than heading into some toxic echo chamber. This is where it seems the most important work will be done.

On the subscription side, I'd really like to be able to pay something like $20 or $30 a month and have access to articles from a wide variety of sources. Then on the back end, let them figure out how to distribute the money amongst the publications that I read. I've got the following right now:

* NY Times
* Washington Post
* Foreign Affairs
* Colorado Sun

The first two are on the second subscription that came with my dad's subscription. The second two are mine.

Look again at that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.