Meh, I'm sure the libertarians don't mind this as much if this promotes the usage of bitcoin to a large user base.
Here in Canada we try to use paypal as last resort cuz of the huge transactions fees compared to other available services. I get its extremely popular and widely known, popular and convenient world wide, but if your serious about "STOPPING BIG TECH!!" and "MUH MONOPOLIES", how about actually doing what you can as a consumer and stop using and promoting their shit.
So which one would you rather alienate? The group who are generally tech savvy or at least integrate modern phones into their lives, apps, sites, social media etc. buy shit online etc. are the current age group to target economically
the people who watch fox news, boomers preparing for retirement Stefan Molyneux's fanbase?
For paypal, its a no brainer thus the "free" market has spoken
It's not about choosing a group to alienate. It's about following sound business principles.
Over the long term, businesses that refuse service to customers based on political leanings are not going to do well. Bending over backwars to not piss off the tiny but vocal group of political activists is not how good businesses operate
>sound business principles
so its merely what you think are "sound business principles"
Except that the "tiny but vocal group of political activists" are Stefan Molyneaux crowd atm, Alex jones crowd etc. or the alt right.
Majority of the internet do not care and are apathetic to the situation, minus the left.
In the long term paypal is going to fine after this.
Here in Canada, we use paypal as a last resort due to their outrageous transaction fees. There's plenty of competition up here anyway for that type of service
Posting to /r/samharris I should have some nuanced, carefully worded and thought out position on this...but when it's something bad that happens to Stefan Molyneux, my first reaction is "fuck this guy" and "I'm glad Sam considers Stefan to be lower than dirt and is unwilling to invite him to the Making Sense podcast.
They just turned Molyneux into a martyr. This act could backfire and increase his popularity similar to what happened after the Berkley Protests of Milo Yiannopoulos. His popularity soared after those protests and he became a best selling author.
Doesn't this guy already have like millions worth in bitcoins? IIRC there was some drama regarding him asking for money to make new "quality content" and then people posted his bitcoin wallet. Doubt this guy cares very much about paypal.
I really hope this leftist social experiment pays off. Otherwise we're all fucked. Personally, I wouldn't do this to the guy (I would let him be heard and earn a living through it) - and that alone might label me as a racist according to some on the left - but the truth is, I'm not. I happily sleep with women of all races, for example, and treat them equally in bed. Would a bona fide racist do that?
I really hope this leftist social experiment pays off. Otherwise we're all fucked. Personally, I wouldn't do this to the guy (I would let him be heard and earn a living through it) - and that alone might label me as a racist according to some on the left - but the truth is, I'm not. I happily sleep with women of all races, for example, and treat them equally in bed. Would a genuine racist do that?
You're being very cheeky, but I'm not too far behind you.
Y'all wanna talk about overreaching corporate power and influence? Good! Leftists and progressives are down to have that conversation and have been so for decades.
If right-wingers want to come to the table to carve into this Difficult Conversation™ turkey, they're welcome.
But, I am mildly suspicious of their motives when everything was peachy right up until the point when some companies started being mean to the unfairly maligned far-right.
Like, really? They never saw the merit of this topic until people like Stefan fucking Molyneux were kicked off PayPal?
It's another Grand Canyon sized conservative empathy gap.