Victor Loux Bookmarks Tag: economy

20 bookmarks tagged “economy

The Case Against Crypto
History repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce. The wild economic oscillations of yesterday’s gold standard is today’s dog meme mania. Human nature is remarkably invariant through the ages and if we don’t learn the lessons of history then we’re doomed to repeat the mistakes of past generations. This time around If we’re very lucky then crypto assets simply end in a market crash and a series of progressive New Deal-like reforms to our financial system. If we’re unlucky then...

Four-Woman Group That Fought U.K. Algorithms Steps Up for Tech-Worker Rights - WSJ
An advocacy group that successfully challenged the use of algorithms in U.K. immigration and education policy is preparing to take on Facebook and Uber Technologies over tech workers’ rights.

The boss who put everyone on 70K - BBC News
"I'm the same age as Mark Zuckerberg and I have dark moments where I think, 'I want to be just as rich as Mark Zuckerberg and I want to compete with him to be on the Forbes list. And I want to be on the cover of Time magazine, making lots of money.' All these greedy things are tempting."

Diverted Derived Design
The term open source is becoming popular among product designers. We see websites and initiatives appear with a lot of good intentions but sometimes missing the point and often creating confusion. Design magazines and blogs are always rushing into calling an openly published creation open source but rarely question the licenses or provide schematics or design files to download.

Le Digital Labor est conçu pour ne pas avoir l'apparence d'un travail
Comment est-on parvenu à faire travailler les gens, à exploiter leur temps de travail et leur ingéniosité, sans débourser le moindre salaire ? Comment lutter contre ce nouveau type d’exploitation ? En nommant le digital labor, un nouveau champ critique apparaît, dont Antonio Casilli1, maître de conférences à l’Institut Mines Telecom, est l’un des représentants.

The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - h+ Magazine
“In 10 years we will look back on our life today and wonder how we could have lived with such primitive technology. The gap will be bigger than between today and the 1980's.”