Thank you for reading, Neeramitra.
I agree with that the minimum guarantee is a huge mistake. News Break has tried a similar model, and have already failed miserably.
As for Medium going full socialist- it takes guts to write that. But unfortunately, I have to also agree with you. All signs point to it.
I long for the days when I first began writing here. It was a place where good writers were born, a place where many an aspiring writer, me included, cut their teeth.
Those days are long gone.