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Tech Companies Are Blazing a Trail by Keeping Politics Out of Workplace

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Tech Companies Are Blazing a Trail by Keeping Politics Out of Workplace

New York Post May 1, 2021
OtherCulture & SocietyMiscellaneous

Tech firms are returning to business models that focus on products and profits rather than politics and causes. Well, two are, anyway. 

The web software firm Basecamp is asking employees not to discuss politics or partake in activism on company time. Founder and CEO Jason Fried also announced that the privately owned firm would be dropping committees, obsequious peer-performance reviews, and “wellness” and other “paternalistic benefits” that try to nudge employees toward a particular lifestyle. 

Basecamp is following in the footsteps of cryptocurrency firm Coinbase. 

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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Allison Schrager is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. Adapted from City Journal.

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