Economy

Hard Truths

Cryptocurrencies Were Never Good for Anybody But the Rich

Bitcoin started as a populist alternative to government money—or was it just the rich getting richer all along?
Ed Zitron
4.23.18
gig economy

Ikea Bought a Company That Builds Your Ikea Furniture For You

You can stop pretending you're handy now.
Jordan Pearson
9.28.17
fully automated luxury communism

Universal Basic Income Is the Path to an Entirely New Economic System

There will be robots.
Jordan Pearson
6.26.17
before its too late

The US Needs to Get Serious About Securing the Internet of Hackable Things

In an exclusive Motherboard op-ed, US Senator Mark Warner says last month's global WannaCry ransomware attack should be a wake up call for connected device security.
Mark Warner
6.8.17
Spending Patterns

China Is on Track to Fully Phase Out Cash

Experts believe it won’t be long before China, the first country to introduce paper money, becomes the first to go totally cashless.
Jamie Fullerton
5.10.17
Taking Our Jobs

Old And Young Populations Need Automation, But for Different Reasons

Meeting GDP and development goals will need a combination of humans and machines working together.
Corin Faife
5.9.17
carbon emissions

Why Keeping CO2 Emissions Stable Won’t Save Us From Climate Change

CO2 emissions were stable worldwide in 2016 as the global economy grew.
Kate Lunau
3.17.17
Waters of the United States

Only the Rich Will Get Richer From Trump’s New Water Rules

When the president targeted the Waters of the United States rule, he had big industries, not small businesses, in mind.
Sarah Emerson
3.1.17
News

Climate Researchers Are Setting Up an Arctic Base Camp at Davos

The goal: Convince the elite to give a shit about the Arctic.
Jordan Pearson
1.17.17
apps

The True Cost of Your Uber Ride Is Much Higher Than You Think

Investor reports reveal riders only pay 41 percent of the full cost of each ride, with investors footing the remaining 59 percent.
Samantha Cole
12.2.16
banks

How Green Banks Could Save the World

The funding organizations are catching on, and could help both the US economy and the planet.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.28.16
Apple

Why an ‘Assembled in America’ iPhone Won’t Bring Back Skilled Manufacturing Jobs

It’s going to take a lot more than a trade war with China to stop forces like automation from transforming manufacturing.
Alasdair Allan
11.16.16