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Mar 24, 2023Liked by Nick Asbury

Thank you for this. For an article you didn’t intend to write, it was an extremely balanced read and got to the heart (NPI) of an issue that is, ironically, difficult to discuss publicly for many creative people.

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Thanks Chris, appreciated. It's depressing to think creative people find it hard to speak against purpose, but I'm sure you're right – it can mark you out as 'difficult' in some way. Hopefully that tide is turning though.

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Mar 26, 2023Liked by Nick Asbury

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” - C.S. Lewis

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Thanks James, good quote. You could say we live in a new age of robber barons now, but they've learned a better cover story.

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I’m a little more worried about those who torment us for our own good!

I really enjoy your pieces on purpose and always look forward to reading your latest Substacks.

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The best thing I’ve read about the whole debacle. Thank you, Nick.

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Jun 23, 2023Liked by Nick Asbury

Excellent. The disembodied corporate “we” is as delusional as talking about a brand’s “fan community” (with one or two rare exceptions) or that horrible phrase “we put the consumer at the centre of everything we do” - whereas if the truth be known, you can’t “put” people anywhere.

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