There seems to be some confusion, which is, of course, my fault if my writing was unclear. Jack Herlocker didn’t write the offending piece. He wrote a great response about turning down Medium’s paid writing program to avoid changing his purpose in writing. To avoid being beholden to paid readers. He suggested he gets to continue to own his writing process by avoiding the payment process. I wanted to link to his response, but I can’t find it again. I suspect I should just sit and go through my claps to locate it.