Society, Technology

Why Facebook can’t be fixed: Part 2

I recently wrote a post claiming that it’s not possible to fix Facebook’s serious, and dangerous, flaws by merely tweaking or adjusting the current business. I argued that there are inherent flaws in the company’s platform, business model and leadership that that make it impossible to fix this platform without starting again from scratch. I hardly […]

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Economics

Economics is broken. Economics is fine. Who’s right?

Every economist loves a good argument, and there is a good one raging over on Prospect Magazine’s about whether the world needs an entirely new discipline of economics. Arguing for the destruction of the current version of economics is Howard Reed, whose long analysis of the field lays out several aspects he thinks are incurable ills. […]

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