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Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear
"We asked a group of writers to consider the forces that have shaped our lives in 2017. Here, science fiction writer Ted Chiang looks at capitalism, Silicon Valley, and its fear of superintelligent AI."
siliconvalley  economics  politics  scifi  ai  essay 
december 2017 by gavin
Ben Thompson Is Wrong About the Deregulation of ISPs — Pixel Envy
"Ben Thompson writes a reasonable-sounding yet largely wrong defence of the proposal to reclassify ISPs under Title I instead of Title II, beginning with a smart debunking of that Portuguese cellular pricing infographic you’ve probably seen: So to recount: one Portugal story is made up, and the other declared that a 10GB family plan with […]"
business  isp  politics  government  us 
december 2017 by gavin
Boom in American Liquified Natural Gas Is Shaking Up the Energy World - The New York Times
"The United States was supposed to be a L.N.G. importer, but plentiful shipments from Texas and Louisiana have changed the dynamic."
us  politics  energy 
october 2017 by gavin
Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors - Bloomberg
"What’s best for the country? What’s fair? And will either matter when Congress takes up tax reform this fall?"
politics  finance  us  investing 
september 2017 by gavin
The Obama-Trump Voters Are Real. Here’s What They Think. - The New York Times
"They supported Mr. Obama in 2012 and are the main reason Mr. Trump is president now. What can we learn from them?"
us  politics  government 
august 2017 by gavin
The Rise of the Thought Leader | New Republic
"How the superrich have funded a new class of intellectual."
economics  culture  politics 
july 2017 by gavin
To My Fellow Plutocrats: You Can Cure Trumpism - POLITICO Magazine
"Don’t console yourself for a minute that in electing a fellow plutocrat, our side won. President Trump isn’t on any side but his own."
us  finance  politics  government  society 
july 2017 by gavin
Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt: Sarah Jaffe
"Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt [Sarah Jaffe] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. <div><I>Necessary Trouble</I> is the definitive book on the movements that are poised to permanently remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil and social activism."
book  amazon  politics 
july 2017 by gavin
Why Trump Actually Pulled Out Of Paris - POLITICO Magazine
"Leaving Paris won’t reverse the rapid decline of coal or the boom of cleaner energy in America, because the economics of coal have fallen apart while the cost of wind and solar have plummeted, and it won’t stop that same trend in China, India and the rest of the world."
us  climate  politics 
june 2017 by gavin
California Leads U.S. Economy, Away From Trump - Bloomberg
"Whatever the president says, this state does the opposite. It's working."
economics  california  politics  government  us 
may 2017 by gavin
Why so many people hate Obamacare - Jan. 5, 2017
"Nearly half of Americans say they hate Obamacare, whether it's because of political, philosophical or financial reasons."
us  politics  government 
may 2017 by gavin
America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People
"A new book by economist Peter Temin finds that the U.S. is no longer one country, but dividing into two separate economic and political worlds"
politics  us  economics 
may 2017 by gavin
The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy (MIT Press): Peter Temin: 9780262036160: Amazon.com: Books
"The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in the middle. In this book, MIT economist Peter Temin offers an illuminating way to look at the vanishing middle class. Temin argues that American history and politics, particularly slavery and its aftermath, play an important part in the widening gap between rich and poor. Temin employs a well-known, simple model of a dual economy to examine the dynamics of the rich/poor divide in America, and outlines ways to work toward greater equality so that America will no longer have one economy for the rich and one for the poor."
economics  politics  book  us 
may 2017 by gavin
Frank and Steven’s Excellent Corporate-Raiding Adventure - The Atlantic
"Two law professors tried to mimic big activist hedge funds, investing their retirement savings in a small, languishing public company and trying to shake it up. Here’s what happened."
corporation  economics  politics  finance  investing 
april 2017 by gavin
The Idea of Eternity – Dickens and The Darkness
"To my great surprise, teaching On the Origin of Species By Means of Natural Selection is a fascinating process of watching students fall in love with nineteenth-century prose. It certainly helps that it really is mind-blowing that Darwin in 1859 posits a theory that relies on what we now understand as the genetic heritability of certain…"
science  politics  writing  history 
april 2017 by gavin
California and President Trump are going to war with each other - The Washington Post
"Trump threatens California’s funding; California threatens to pack up and go."
politics  ca  government 
february 2017 by gavin
Fake News – Stratechery by Ben Thompson
"If users won’t seek out the “right” news sources, well, then someone ought to make them see them." good read
culture  politics  web  facebook 
november 2016 by gavin
🇬🇧 🇪🇺 Escape the Brexit
hope they're holding the escapethetrump.com domain.
geography  politics  living  house 
june 2016 by gavin
Regarding Pinboard, the simple answer is he won the votes, he won the poll, but ... | Hacker News
"Regarding Pinboard…he won the votes, he won the poll, but he made me feel uncomfortable in the end. #ThatsWhatHeSaid"
politics  finance  business  via:maciej 
may 2016 by gavin
What's holding back the world economy? | Business | The Guardian
"Financial institutions chose to keep their money with the Fed instead of lending to the real economy, earning nearly $30bn – completely risk-free – during the last five years."
banking  economics  finance  politics  investing 
february 2016 by gavin
Home - Applecart
"Part high-level strategic political consultancy, part data-driven R+D lab, Applecart develops innovative technology built to give you the most powerful tools and insights for motivating political action."
data  business  graph  social  politics 
november 2015 by gavin
Data-Mining Firm Searches for Voters by Combing High School Yearbooks
"A company working for John Kasich's super-PAC is trying to create a “social graph” of possible supporters by scanning high school yearbooks, small-town newspapers, and sports-team rosters."
data  graph  politics  social 
november 2015 by gavin
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