articles tagged: economics
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
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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.

why bitcoin is not doomed, but not it’s not the next global currency either
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why bitcoin is not doomed, but not it’s not the next global currency either

Bitcoin isn't about to crash, but it's very unlikely to scale up to a currency freely used around the world.

the hypothetical economics of a new world order
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the hypothetical economics of a new world order

If the world ever tried to come together as one government the reason wouldn't be pan-species utopianism, but cold, hard cash.

he is the man who arranges the economy?
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he is the man who arranges the economy?

Command economies haven't worked with people. Now, some groups want to try it with machines.

are new computers really after your desk job?
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are new computers really after your desk job?

Don't worry about most white collar office jobs being replaced by machines. At least not yet...

the oddly familiar world of bitcoin economics
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the oddly familiar world of bitcoin economics

Bitcoin is supposed to be a whole new way to manage money. But the humans handling it are still the same and falling into old habits with this new currency.

food, water, shelter, and broadband internet?
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food, water, shelter, and broadband internet?

If we accept that internet connectivity in the 21st century is a part of vital infrastructure, the next question is what is the minimum speed we can call acceptable.

the lost generation gets some media attention
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the lost generation gets some media attention

Pundits are waking up to the fact that in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the youth of today is being set up for failure.

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