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The Adam Morgan Show is a weekly podcast featuring Adam Morgan, a software engineer, with commentary on current events, politics, and its influence on tech.
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Apr 26, 2017

Today I discuss a Forbes article calling for an end to pay gaps for speakers at tech conferences. I share my thoughts on why this is unrealistic, unnecessary, and even unfair to the highest performers. I also discuss the importance of culture and why it matters when talking about racism in America.

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It's Time To End The Pay Gap For Speakers At Tech Conferences: https://www.forbes.com/sites/christinawallace/2017/03/13/pay-gap-for-speakers-at-tech-conferences/#17ca90347ba2

Andrew Sullivan: https://twitter.com/atommorgan/status/854728499155914752

Jeff Guo: https://twitter.com/_jeffguo/status/853318969108967424

Stephen A. Smith Uncle Tom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrVDENi16Qc

Apr 19, 2017

Today I circle back to Drupal drama discussing the recently published open letter to Dries Buytaert regarding Larry Garfield, a core contributor, who was asked to resign due to his BDSM/Gor lifestyle. I share my conflicted perspective on the issue as well as the lack of input from diversity and inclusion initiatives within tech.

Today I discuss proposed legislation requiring Uber to provide a tipping option to their app and why this is bad economic policy. I also share what the sharing economy would look like in a true free market economy. In a bizarre turn of events, the Community Working Group at Drupal released a statement full of contradictions leaving me even more confused about why Larry Garfield was removed from Drupal.

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Uber and tipping: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/17/nyregion/new-york-city-uber-tipping-app.html

Robert Nozick’s Tale of the Slave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxRSkM8C8z4

Juicer the $400 juicer: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-04-19/silicon-valley-s-400-juicer-may-be-feeling-the-squeeze?cmpid=socialflow-twitter-business&utm_content=business&utm_campaign=socialflow-organic&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Klaus Purer stepping down: https://www.drupal.org/node/2870315

Drupal Community Working Group response: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Qlc0FvM4UWyn4DpW8JKRcVqnHAIdrj2INOZZF62s_Pc/edit#

Drupal Confessions’ response to CWG: https://www.drupalconfessions.org/cwg-response-1

Apr 12, 2017

Today I circle back to Drupal drama discussing the recently published open letter to Dries  Buytaert regarding Larry Garfield, a core contributor, who was asked to resign due to his BDSM/Gor lifestyle. I share my conflicted perspective on the issue as well as the lack of input from diversity and inclusion initiatives within tech.

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An apology to the Drupal community: http://buytaert.net/an-apology-to-the-drupal-community

Drupal Confessions: https://www.drupalconfessions.org/

Airbnb discrimination against Asian woman: https://twitter.com/i/moments/851451246686941184

Exclusion in Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives: http://atom-morgan.github.io/exclusion-in-diversity-and-inclusion-initiatives

Apr 5, 2017

Unions are bullshit and governments give them power. I discuss a few personal examples and one that hurts innovation in construction engineering which could potentially save lives. I also share why I never want to see unions in tech.

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Dan Mooney’s Skypicker: http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160515/REAL_ESTATE/160519910/dan-mooneys-skypicker-crane-could-save-millions-in-construction-costs-heres-why-its-gathering-dust-in-a-warehouse-in-astoria

Coal miners tweet: https://twitter.com/dcurtis/status/846802371095146496

My latest YouTube video - “Mo Women (in Tech) Mo Problems” : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUDCbWL3b54

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