I liked the "History will not remember us fondly" article, but I think it's worth being a little more nuanced than (correctly) connecting all the mentioned evils to profit. Lots of companies specifically chase growth, which (as I see it) is not exactly the same as what's implied by chasing "profit". There's a difference between trying to lower expenses and increase revenue the "old-fashioned" way , and wooing investors by getting people locked into your system/platform and then milking them for all they're worth (and then some). The latter is (almost always) a long-term strategy to achieve the former, but it's worth highlighting because of how unfortunately successful it is and how it basically requires working against users. The "chasing growth" mentality's harmfulness goes beyond business models; it's also responsible for software bloat, imperialism...the list goes on. Sometimes, having a goal or "ideal state" is better than having a general, endless trajectory. Of course, this isn't always the case. : "old-fashioned" doesn't sound like the right term to describe this approach, but seemed better than writing "more basic and simplistic" or "the way you were taught in elementary school" -- /Seirdy
I think you're right to shine a light on the growth mindset, but I think it would have made this article less focused. I intend to address it more directly in the future.