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Are delivery services ethical?

Presumably there are people who actually ask this question. Otherwise no one would have written an answer to it. Yes, by the way.

But this tells me more about Vox’s target audience than I think I want to know.

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  1. Dennis the Essential

    Just when you think Vox can’t get any dumber, they get dumber.

    I love the “Should I sanitize my groceries?” question and answer. It’s close to being peak Vox.

  2. Bloke in North Dorset

    OT

    Sad news, Comical Barry has been sacked from the shadow cabinet. Who will keep us entertained on all things politics?

    I was gladdened to hear Stephen Bush saying of the Labour Party internal politics: “… if you thought there was blood on the carpet these past 5 years, you ain’t seen nothing yet ..”. Hopefully this time they’ll succeed in committing electoral suicide.

    I’ve also been enjoying a rise in the low level warfare between Blue Labour and momentum and Blue Labour and the “Islington set”.

  3. Off topic, but I have just read literally the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen on Spud’s site:

    (With reference time credit ratings agencies downgrading Gilts)

    ‘my simple answer would be that the government rule that its debt is always investment grade and dispense with their services’

    I’d think it was mental if it was written in human shit on a wall, but from a pretend professor who actually has contact with students ? And describes himself as a liberal ?

  4. Presumably there are people who actually ask this question.

    Its Vox. The only people who ask the questions Vox writers ‘answer’ are the writers themselves – got to drum up them clicks and get paid.

  5. jgh: my wife got out the pressure cooker the other day to make soup. I guess it sanitised the veg as a byproduct.

  6. Its Vox. The only people who ask the questions Vox writers ‘answer’ are the writers themselves – got to drum up them clicks and get paid.

    Yeah, it’s just a circle jerk, which produces – naturally enough – nothing but a pile of wank.

  7. There is a burgeoning mini-industry of writer hacks with columns offering advice as to what is and what is not “ethical”. Many of the questions are hysterical and the answers even more so. Some make astrologers look almost sane.

  8. Agammamon said:
    “The only people who ask the questions Vox writers ‘answer’ are the writers themselves – got to drum up them clicks and get paid.”

    But to get clicks, there’s got to be people who want to know the answer, which is worrying.

    Or is Vox’s entire business model people clicking on their insane questions just to see how barkingly mad they are?

  9. “Or is Vox’s entire business model people clicking on their insane questions just to see how barkingly mad they are?”

    Isn’t that what they do at the Guardian?

  10. Or is Vox’s entire business model people clicking on their insane questions just to see how barkingly mad they are?

    Yes.

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