February 2024

Artificial investment

The frenzied hype around AI kept expectations high. The earnings calls disappointed. 2024 is going to be a year of reckoning.

#generative ai #finance

September 2023

A Canadian study gave $7,500 to homeless people. Here’s how they spent it.

The results show the power of cash transfers to reduce homelessness.

#society #finance #science

August 2023

Boston’s transit agency used one weird trick to increase bus driver job applications by 356%

Spoiler: pay them fair wages and they'll suddenly want to work again.

#work #cities #finance

May 2023

New Cars Really Are Just for Rich People Now

Even people with good jobs can't afford to buy new anymore.

#cars #finance

May the financial fracasos be with us

Financial news can easily feel gamified, a matter of stats without deeper context, but some recent bank crashes and market trends are worth noting, for what they reveal about our precarious world.

#finance #disaster

April 2023

Lit Mags and Money (or the Lack of It)

Some thoughts on genre mags, literary mags, and trying to money on stories

#publishing #finance

Column: We can’t afford another writers’ strike. Not Hollywood, not L.A., not the country

#america #movies #finance

‘We may be looking at the end of capitalism’: One of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks warns ‘Greedflation’ has gone too far

#finance #disaster

February 2023

The Swiss People Vote Over The Ban on Cashless Society

#finance #politics

Hasbro Slapped By Bank Of America For ‘Destroying Customer Goodwill’

That's funny, "killing the golden goose" is exactly how I described the situation back in January.

#games #finance

December 2022

Elon Musk's team is seeking new investors for Twitter

#social media #finance

Credit cards as a legacy system

#finance #tech

November 2022

Is there any money in writing a novel?

#books #finance

April 2022

Ireland offers basic income for artists

#art #work #finance

March 2022

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

#finance #humor

June 2019

Baoshang Bank collapse threatens China's economy and may trigger central bank response

#china #finance

Colorado makes more than $1 billion from pot sales

#america #finance #law

May 2019

The European Banking Authority Leaves London

#uk #europe #finance

March 2019

How A Financial Crisis Created K-pop

#music #finance

August 2013

Nasdaq crash triggers fear of data meltdown

Digital infrastructure exceeding limits of human control, industry experts warn

#finance #tech

November 2012

The Goldman Sachs Project to take over Europe nearly complete

#europe #finance #politics