articles tagged: economics
when philosophers keep hearing the siren call of digital communism
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when philosophers keep hearing the siren call of digital communism

To address income inequality, economists and philosophers keep coming up with the same ideas, most of which involve resurrecting heavy-handed control economies and adding computers.

how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches
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how the gig economy ate the post-industrial world and how to escape its clutches

We should take the gig economy’s rapid growth and global impact as a warning that we need to make some major changes, and we need to make them very quickly.

how cryptocurrencies are trying to perform an act of economic necromancy
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how cryptocurrencies are trying to perform an act of economic necromancy

Cryptocurrency advocates are trying to change the world with a paradox of new technology and an idea we've outgrown after thousands of years.

goodbye 2016, and rot in hell
# politics

goodbye 2016, and rot in hell

It's been a long, rough year for anyone who wasn't hoping to set the modern world back by half a century.

make america a luxury again
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make america a luxury again

Doing business in America and enjoying what it has to offer should be an experience for which companies are willing to pay a premium. It's time to market the country accordingly.

it’s still the economy, stupid
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it’s still the economy, stupid

It seems that economy is still the top deciding factor for voters, although not in the same way it used to be a decade ago...

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?
# politics

will a universal basic income be a long term solution?

Universal Basic Income seems like a compassionate, forward-looking idea. But in reality, it's little more than a band aid that needs a lot more thought.

when what’s profitable doesn’t mean what’s right, and what we’re wired to do about it…
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when what’s profitable doesn’t mean what’s right, and what we’re wired to do about it…

Numerous studies show that humans have a biological aversion to extreme unfairness and inequality, and lash out when we encounter it.

when science, technology, and money clash
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when science, technology, and money clash

Why is Theranos so secretive about its technology? It may be because it has no incentive to disclose its methods...

wealth, taxes, and snake oil finance
# politics

wealth, taxes, and snake oil finance

Extreme inequality caused by runaway capital gains is eating away at the global economy. But high taxes on passive income won't be a panacea.

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