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Automation has totally eliminated just one job since 1950
Automation often replaces human labor, but very rarely in the last sixty years has it eliminated an entire occupation. Only one of the 270 detailed occupations listed in the 1950 US Census has since been eliminated by automation […]: elevator operator.
robots  economy 
13 days ago by carlesbellver
César Rendueles: "Este capitalismo es incompatible con la vida humana"
Probablemente vaya a ser un experimento fallido y breve, de apenas unos pocos siglos, frente a sociedades y modos de vida que han durado milenios porque se enfrenta a límites materiales infranqueables. El capitalismo tal y como lo conocemos es imposible que subsista porque es medioambientalmente incompatible con la vida humana.
history  economy  politics  sociology 
19 days ago by carlesbellver
Doing well in school is nothing to be proud of
In 1958, sociologist Michael Young created the term “meritocracy” in a dystopian novel that warned of the horrors of categorizing humans by intelligence.
psychology  economy  politics  education 
7 weeks ago by carlesbellver
Hervé Falciani: «Les criptomonedes són l’evolució natural dels paradisos fiscals»
…ha advocat per un sistema que separe la gestió de la identitat privada de l’àmbit econòmic mitjançant un mecanisme de pseudoidentitat. «Separar i localitzar les dades és important per al nostre benestar i economia, no poden estar mesclats perquè trauen profit de la nostra informació. Cal aprofitar la tecnologia però no podem deixar que s’aprofite de nosaltres», ha apuntat.
economy  politics  bitcoin 
may 2018 by carlesbellver
Sleeping Twice A Day is Better, Healthier, and More Natural
A new study details how throughout history sleeping in two big chunks every day actually used to be the normal thing to do […] So what changed? We moved to a society that values mass productivity and efficiency over leisurely personal health.
sleep  health  economy 
april 2018 by carlesbellver
Miren Etxezarreta: "Para sostener las pensiones hace falta una reforma fiscal integral"
¿Si la riqueza española se distribuye en torno a un 46% al trabajo y a un 54% al capital, por qué el 75% de los impuestos se pagan por IRPF e IVA, es decir, lo pagan los consumidores y los trabajadores, y no llega al 25% lo que paga el capital?
economy  spain  politics 
march 2018 by carlesbellver
Money Laundering Via Author Impersonation on Amazon?
Patrick Reames had no idea why Amazon sent him a 1099 form saying he’d made almost $24,000 selling books via Createspace, the company’s on-demand publishing arm. Until he searched the site for his name and discovered someone has been using it to peddle a $555 book that’s full of nothing but gibberish.
economy 
february 2018 by carlesbellver
Un món sense treball
Joan Sanchis i Muñoz. Les conseqüències socials i polítiques de l’automatització. L’ètica del treball com a obstacle.
economy  politics 
january 2018 by carlesbellver
El futuro de las pensiones: reflexiones y una propuesta
La pensión del futuro, pagada por los impuestos de todos, debiera ser igual para todos.
politics  economy 
january 2018 by carlesbellver
El telégrafo óptico de Claude Chappe
En <em>El conde de Montecristo</em>, Dantès soborna a un operador de la línea de París a España para enviar un mensaje falso que provocará un pánico bursátil.
networking  economy 
december 2017 by carlesbellver
Samuel Earle: Capitalismo vs. Privacidad
El capitalismo informacional ha convertido Internet en un medio de control social […] Los datos, si se deben recopilar, deben democratizarse, no filtrarse a través de algoritmos secretos para obtener beneficios privados. Hasta que se rompa el control tiránico de Internet, en el capitalismo informacional los peligros solo se profundizarán. Como con todas las tiranías, las vidas de los ciudadanos serán cada vez más transparentes, mientras que las actividades de los poderosos serán cada vez más opacas.
privacy  economy 
november 2017 by carlesbellver
How Twitter Secretly Benefits From Bots and Fake Accounts
Fake accounts are not deleted in order to preserve user numbers for investors.
twitter  economy 
november 2017 by carlesbellver
How Money Became the Measure of Everything
Two centuries ago, America pioneered a way of thinking that puts human well-being in economic terms.
economy  politics 
october 2017 by carlesbellver
Geneva Police Confiscate Euro Bills Clogging Up Toilets

Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG.
economy 
september 2017 by carlesbellver
The Original Monopoly Was Deeply Anti-Landlord
The game was actually intended as a lesson on wealth inequality.
economy  games 
july 2017 by carlesbellver
La universitat és un robatori
Per què matrícula gratuïta en altres països europeus i ací no?
university  education  economy  fb 
july 2017 by carlesbellver
The robot paradox
…the argument that computers are going to bring extreme unemployment in coming decades — an argument that was also popular in both the 1950s and the 1990s, it’s worth remembering — sounds increasingly dubious. It runs counter to the facts. Anyone making the argument today needs to provide a lucid and rational explanation of why, despite years of rapid advances in robotics, computer power, network connectivity, and artificial intelligence techniques, we have yet to see any sign of a broad loss of jobs in the economy.
robots  economy 
may 2017 by carlesbellver
Laffer curve: Everything Trump and Republicans get wrong about trickle-down economics and Reaganomics
The problem is, this tidy arc of cause and consequence doesn’t exist in the real world. Sure, extremely high tax rates douse economic activity. But there’s no reason to assume the relationship between tax revenue and tax rates is perfectly U-shaped. And the equilibrium point at which a government collects the most revenue possible without dragging down the economy is impossible to know—and varies by country. There was no reason in 1974—or, for that matter, now—to think the US was on the curve’s “prohibitive” half (many economists put the inflection point for the highest marginal tax rate at around 70%). In fact, without detailed data, you can’t tell where on Laffer’s curve (or non-curve) you are at all.
economy  politics 
may 2017 by carlesbellver
Les regles del joc del cooperativisme de plataforma
Alternatives a l'economia de plataforma d'Uber, Airbnb o BlaBlaCar.
economy 
february 2017 by carlesbellver
3-day working week optimal for over-40s
A part-time job keeps brain stimulated & avoids exhaustion & stress.
fb  labor  time  economy 
april 2016 by carlesbellver
Los derechos de autor como rentas del capital
La naturaleza económica de los derechos de propiedad intelectual.
copyright  politics  economy 
april 2016 by carlesbellver
Global Misery Index
Paro + inflación. Spain's doing fine.
politics  economy 
february 2016 by carlesbellver
¿Un futuro sin trabajo?
No los robots, sino quienes los poseen, deciden a qué se destina el capital.
economy  robots  fb 
november 2015 by carlesbellver
El diktado de Alemania
Ignacio Ramonet. Cual teutónica Salomé...
politics  economy  EU 
august 2015 by carlesbellver
París es el premio gordo, el destino final de la troika
Varoufakis: Syriza perdió la batalla, pero ganó la guerra.
politics  economy  EU 
august 2015 by carlesbellver
¡Comunarios de todos los países, uníos! Benjamin Coriat
Nuevas y viejas formas de compartir y superación de la ideología propietaria.
economy 
july 2015 by carlesbellver
La lògica del camp de concentració
Josep Fontana. L'austeritat és un procediment més lent, però molt més net que el forn.
history  economy 
july 2015 by carlesbellver
Los fanáticos mandan en el viejo continente
Los supuestos defensores de la racionalidad económica son ideólogos radicales.
economy 
july 2015 by carlesbellver
Visca el drecreixement!
Una societat que depèn del creixement sense creixement.
economy 
february 2015 by carlesbellver
The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality
Business model requires lots of poor people working for rich ones.
economy 
december 2014 by carlesbellver
Paul Krugman y los límites de la arrogancia
Richard Heinberg. Física, economía y crecimiento.
economy  growth 
november 2014 by carlesbellver

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