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Corporate America Hasn’t Been Disrupted | FiveThirtyEight
"The U.S. economy, in other words, has become less flexible, more risk-averse and slower to react to changing circumstances. Maybe it could use a little disruption."
economics  entrepreneurship  future  growth  technology  disruption 
august 2014 by tsuomela
The coming digital anarchy - Telegraph
"Bitcoin is giving banks a run for their money. Now the same technology threatens to eradicate social networks, stock markets, even national governments. Are we heading towards an anarchic future where centralised power of any kind will dissolve?"
bitcoin  future  digital  politics  disruption 
july 2014 by tsuomela
How to Save College | The Awl
"Instead, like every threatened profession, I see my peers arguing that we, uniquely, deserve a permanent bulwark against insurgents, that we must be left in charge of our destiny, or society will suffer the consequences. Even the record store clerks tried that argument, back in the day. In the academy, we have a lot of good ideas and a lot of practice at making people smarter, but it’s not obvious that we have the best ideas, and it is obvious that we don’t have all the ideas. For us to behave as if we have—or should have—a monopoly on educating adults is just ridiculous."
academia  future  work  labor  efficiency  online  education  mooc  internet  disruption 
february 2013 by tsuomela
The Reality-Based Community: The Passions and the Interests
This reasoning, though, is brutal--too brutal to acknowledge. While we're a pretty selfish country, "I'm all right, Jack" is not an argument people comfortably make when others' lives are at stake. But "if this passes, they'll euthanize me and my friends" is another kind of argument altogether. It's false, but easy to seize on as a morally comfortable pretext for opposing a bill that threatens one's self-interest.
reasoning  psychology  politics  rationalization  age  selfishness  justification  elderly  town-hall  protests  disruption 
august 2009 by tsuomela
Orcinus - Fascist America II: The Last Turnoff
Part 2 of a series by Sara on American right-wing fascism, with steps to resist.
fascism  right-wing  politics  town-hall  disruption  protests  activism  counterweight  resistance  bullying 
august 2009 by tsuomela

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