March 2024

Open Source Software: The $9 Trillion Resource Companies Take for Granted

Many companies build their businesses on open source software, code that would cost firms $8.8 trillion to create from scratch if it weren't freely available. Research by Frank Nagle and colleagues puts a value on an economic necessity that will require investment to meet demand.

#programming #economics

December 2023

Cory Doctorow: What Kind of Bubble is AI?

#generative ai #economics

November 2023

… And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Pink-Slipped

On a particularly bad day for digital media, a thought about where we should go next. Hint: Let’s stop talking about scale.

#social media #economics

April 2023

Scandinavian data centres: fewer jobs and less profit than forecast

#big tech #economics

February 2023

The Rot Economy

#big tech #economics

August 2022

From barristers to refuse collectors, Britons strike en masse

Workers are livid that employers are refusing to pay more against the backdrop of wage-crushing inflation.

#uk #economics #society

Comparing the costs of generations

Gen Zers and millennials are paying nearly 100% more for their homes than baby boomers did in their twenties

#america #youth #economics

Ross-on-Wye readers are cautious of a cashless society

#uk #economics #society

July 2022

Baromètre des ventes juin 2022 : quand la bérézina devient une terrible habitude

#cars #economics

March 2022

No need to declare captured Russian tanks, other equipment of invaders as income – NAPC

#war #economics #humor

November 2021

The UN responded to Elon Musk's challenge to prove how his wealth could tackle world hunger by revealing a $6.6 billion plan

#food #economics

October 2021

Want to See a Modern Country Commit Suicide? Take a Hard Look at Britain

#uk #economics

September 2021

Do Americans Know What a Massive Ripoff American Life Really Is?

#america #economics

Brexit is Destroying Britain — And Britain Still Can’t Face It

#uk #economics

August 2021

What is money, really? And why Bitcoin is not the answer (even if blockchain is brilliant & potentially helpful in democratising money)

#internet #economics

May 2021

The miracle of the commons

Far from being profoundly destructive, we humans have deep capacities for sharing resources with generosity and foresight

#environment #economics

January 2021

Natural disasters cost the U.S. a record $22 billion in 2020

#climate #disaster #economics

December 2020

The Great Covid Class War

The pandemic has created the perfect pretext for enacting economically destructive policies.

#pandemic #economics #society

November 2020

Musicians And Other Artists To Get €325 Per Week In Universal Basic Income Scheme

#music #work #economics

October 2020

A B.C. research project gave homeless people $7,500 each — the results were 'beautifully surprising'

#work #economics

June 2020

Why Are We So Quick To Scrutinise How Low-Income Families Spend Their Money?

#economics #science

May 2020

On Odious Debt

#middle ages #economics

Universal basic income seems to improve employment and well-being

#work #health #economics

February 2020

UCSC Grad Students Are on Strike for a Living Wage

#education #economics

January 2020

Cars Make Your Life More Expensive, Even If You Don't Have One

#cars #economics

December 2019

The Psychological Impacts Of Poverty, Digested

#economics #health

September 2019

Scientists find that tin found in Israel from 3,000 years ago comes from Cornwall

#antiquity #economics

Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

#africa #economics

August 2019

Empty trains on the modern Silk Road: when Belt and Road interests don’t align

#china #trains #economics

Trump’s recession risk rises

#america #economics

May 2019

Half of Americans Are Effectively Poor Now. What The?

#america #economics

April 2019

The Tragedy of the Tragedy of the Commons

The man who wrote one of environmentalism’s most-cited essays was a racist, eugenicist, nativist and Islamaphobe—plus his argument was wrong

#economics #politics

March 2019

Death Star Economics

#climate #economics

February 2019

Basic Income: Canada’s Trial Had a Huge Effect on People’s Health

#economics #health

November 2018

Cyclists Spend 40% More In London's Shops Than Motorists

#bikes #cars #economics

October 2018

Japan's Hometown Tax

#japan #economics

August 2018

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.

#economics #science #politics

December 2017

Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class?

I began to feel I had slipped so low that I was no longer respected. I lost self confidence. I stopped talking about my writing. Soon nobody knew that I was a writer or that I'd ever gone to college. Nobody knew me. I became invisible.

#america #economics

June 2017

Britain’s politics and politicians are unhinged and the economy is in trouble

Chris Johns: Just wait until austerity-fatigued voters have to live through a Brexit-driven economic slowdown

#uk #economics #politics

December 2016

Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere

You can’t understand what Trump’s doing to America without understanding the “Carbon Bubble”

#economics #politics

August 2016

The Secret Furry Patrons Keeping Indie Artists Afloat

#art #fandom #economics

June 2015

I was a quadrillionaire in Zimbabwe, but could barely afford to buy bread

#africa #economics

March 2015

What the west can learn from Japan’s “lost decades”

Roland Kelts wonders whether Japan-style stagnation would really be so bad in the west.

#japan #economics

October 2014

Recession in Russia, revolt in Venezuela? The knock-on effects of tumbling oil prices

#energy #economics

March 2014

Irish children are dying from neglect and abuse

#youth #health #economics

May 2013

The Sharing Economy: A Conversation with Neal Gorenflo

#economics #media

February 2013

La production de pétrole du groupe Total décline pour la 8ème année

#energy #economics

December 2012

What is actually going on in Iceland

#europe #economics

October 2012

Manuel Castells on the rise of alternative economic cultures

#economics #culture