articles tagged: populism
how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists
# tech

how automation is stealing jobs and accidentally empowering populists

Automation is responsible for most jobs lost in the industrial world and could replace as much as two thirds of the developing world’s workforce. Why are we still pretending it’s decades away?

italy’s five star movement goes full mental anti-vaxxer
# health

italy’s five star movement goes full mental anti-vaxxer

Evidence-based medicine, vaccination, and good science are out in Italy. Alt med scams, snake oil, and anti-vaccination propaganda are in.

why you shouldn’t sing praises to a crank
# science

why you shouldn’t sing praises to a crank

Seriously, it's not a good idea to encourage ignoramuses who see themselves as titans of science on the verge of being lavished with fame and fortune.

why capitalism is here to stay
# politics

why capitalism is here to stay

Capitalism will always be with us. We just need to learn how to use it, not serve it like an angry deity.