Prosperity of federated power requires distributed stakeholders with direct responsibility.

A union is a guarantee of liberty for every worker.  Software, media, and entertainment are critical power structures where all people must be afforded the freedom to conduct themselves favorably and faithfully to their morals.  

What is a union?

And why was it teamsters, chauffeurs, warehousemen, and helpers?

First of all, a teamster is a delivery driver, and one would hope that their sacrosanct conduct is good always.  Basically, unions are representative of people with a lot of surface area and the potential for havoc from unusual power dynamics.  If your trucks are dropping off funny food, things crack down on whomever has their eyes and ears on the goods.  The railroads, Bell (built along the railroads), and the teamsters were going across state lines before the FBI was.

Software is no different, and it demands sufficient checks and balances so that rights are afforded to employees that are exposed to limitless risk with limited protections.

Lawmakers and business leaders should consider, foremost, how they can build balanced and judicious systems.  The more federated power that emerges, the more necessary it is for distributed unions and consortiums to exist that promote open discourse and careful drafting and observance of industry standards.  Diverse consortiums with disruptive innovators are typically more suited for long-term success.  If we're out kicking around like pigs, it certainly seems like we had better think about what rights we want to guarantee for all people, and what steps are necessary to ensure safe adoption of A.I. and other critical cultural and economic drivers for the US.

What's all this magic feather bullshit?

Basically, so many people either wanted to bet on GameStop or against GameStop that Robinhood and/or the exchanges decided they no longer wanted your bids.  

A big question when you use a brokerage is are you implicitly signing up for their idea of gaming the economy?  Especially at zero-commission brokerage firms that emphasize analytics and advertising as primary services.  Especially if you pay for some value-add service or read Robinhood Snacks (great mailing list, in my opinion).  Your risk is their risk, to a certain extent.  Now, the problem is when a brokerage firm starts suppressing individual liberties or other meaningful exertions of market pressure.  Good luck.

My advice is to use multiple brokers, or, if you're feeling slick, hedge with other commodities.  Consider the relationship your brokerage has with the exchanges and the US government.  The government and the SEC are responsible for ensuring fair and just market pressures exist that enable all people to succeed in the American economy.  We are seeing an unprecedented shift where businesses are stewards and leaders of the open economy, and it is important for businesses to enact the will of customers and employees so that it reflects real market forces.

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