…standing that my wording here lacks your characteristic eloquence, this phrase smacks of horseshit. Ecosystem and economy are not synonymous. And only paying the “top” writers echoes a poorly penned Lord of the Flies re-mix. Lest we, as a society, allow this douchebaggery to multiply.
Indeed, Marcia Frisch, which is why I wrote this while remaining mindful of libel laws, of course. It is ironic that the site in question bills itself as enlightened yet condones such poor labor practices.
I probably should send an open access link to this piece to their founding editor so we might, perhaps, have a conversation that could help me understand where they’re coming from…
I’m curious to a fault, after all.