Economics, Science, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Feb 22, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. Inclusion does not mean endorsement. -CA   World & Politics Swedbank Dirty Money Plot Thickens After CEO Analyst Call The development comes as a $230 billion scandal engulfing Danske continues to spread, with […]

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Economics, Society

Millenial Socialism Is Here

Last year, I wrote a post in which I noted some of the early observations that Millennials were increasingly tuning into socialist rhetoric and ideas. The blame for this phenomenon lies squarely with modern capitalism, I noted, and we should expect this trend to continue: “capitalists, and I count myself among them, need to get […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Feb 15, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -Carlos   World & Politics Four decades after its revolution, Iran is still stuck in the past Yet the regime acts as if the revolution were only yesterday. The judiciary recently banned walking […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: Feb 8, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics The Italian Government’s Latest Sport? Bashing France A popular myth has resurfaced on Twitter in these fractious daysabout how both haute cuisine and humble utensils were introduced to […]

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Economics, Society, Technology

The Reconn Reader: 1 Feb, 2019

Each week, I share some of the most interesting articles I’ve come across in the past seven days. Here is this week’s selection. -CA   World & Politics A new initiative aims to modernise global trading rules An agreement could include regulations covering spam emails or rules helping digital purchases zip through customs. It could reach […]

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Labor, Management, Technology

It’s Time to Talk About AI-Enabled Job Destruction

Last week Kevin Roose wrote an interesting piece on Davos and the reticence of most Western CEO’s to talk about their automation efforts and these efforts’ (very much intentional) elimination of human labor. The CEO’s at Davos, noted Roose, got very nervous when asked about AI-driven job destruction, so they prefer to use terms such as “the […]

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