intro’d to Taren via aaron swartz – internet’s own boy
2013 at Aaron’s memorial:
Aaron’s death should radicalize us. Aaron died because of deep injustice in this world.
leaders are ones who have spent most of their time being tough on crime.. people who are to punitive rather than just and merciful – that’s why we end up with these laws..locks up more than 25% of the people in the world when we have 3% of the people
lewie copied Peter Singer – let’s say you have the power to change a life that could change people’s lives.. and you chose something else – are you culpable.. Aaron’s life should radicalize us.. Aaron lived a Singerian life – http://www.givewell.org/
Aaron wanted to do the most good… he was trying to ab test the revolution..
there are so many things that need to be changed about this world – which one are you working on
Aaron was taking a risk on behave of the many people that don’t have his privilege
change can happen just from having somebody there – paying attention – pushing
you can do magic
2013 – at mit:
Aaron’s magic was in asking questions.. and believing the answers were not inevitable
why should for profit organizations control academic research? – once you ask it the answer is obvious.. it shouldn’t
we can’t rest comfortably – you have to think big and think tiny.. the revolution will be ab tested
ginormously small ness.. and ni ness
just ask the right questions…
if you think the world makes sense – you aren’t asking the right questions
do you find yourself telling stories you don’t believe
there’s a deep shame in caring more about believing your changing the world than actually changing the world
fundamental reform to our criminal justice system
sum of us site:
Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman is the founder and executive director of corporate watchdog SumOfUs, which describes itself as “a movement of consumers, workers and shareholders speaking with one voice to counterbalance the growing power of large corporations.” In March 2012, she and her group were active critics of working conditions at Apple Inc. supplier Foxconn.