Writing worth reading - 20th/21st May 2023
Information hoarding won’t benefit governments in the long run by Stephen Bush
“It makes it harder for governments or individuals to engage in polite fictions about how services really operate. The UK government’s prisons data dashboard, for example, is a triumph for transparency, but it reveals that Britain’s prison system is generally pretty bad at actually rehabilitating prisoners...”
As Deals Dry Up, Junior VCs Fret About Their Careers by Yuliya Chernova
“Junior venture investors are finding various ways to stay useful at their firms and build their careers at a time when deal pace has slowed.Many venture investors early in their careers are facing a new question: How do I prove myself in a declining market?...”
Why Substack? by Seymour Hersh
“I’ve been told my stories were wrong, invented, outrageous for as long as I can remember—but I’ve never stopped. In 2004, after I published the first stories about the torture of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib, a Pentagon spokesman responded by calling my journalism “a tapestry of nonsense.”…”
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