A Negative Peace
October 8, 2020 3:58 PM Subscribe
Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong announced last month that social activism was no longer welcome at the “apolitical” tech company, offering severance to those who disagreed; so far, 5% of employees have accepted. Y Combinator founder Paul Graham praised Armstrong, predicting “most successful companies will follow”, while Casey Newton thinks banning politics from the workplace is easier said than done. Erica Joy believes the move is retaliation against Coinbase engineers who walked off the job in June because Armstrong wouldn’t say “black lives matter”.
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