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To Save Everything Click Here — by Evgeny Morozov — A Book Review

The modern day evangelicals of technology rarely miss an opportunity to proclaim the ways in which a new device or app will solve all of our problems. Such people stand … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 7 Comments

Ethics and Buying a Smartphone (with help from Simone and Simon)

Many people have at least a passing concern for where the things they use and consume come from. Was your shirt sewn in a sweatshop? Was your coffee purchased from … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · 9 Comments

The Name Chiseled Above the Door

For those who don’t know, the actual name of the NYPL main branch on 42nd street (in NYC) is the: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. Who is this Stephen A. Schwarzman? … Continue reading

March 5, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Non-Radical Argument Against Student Debt

One of my demands, when asked about demands, is for universal free higher education and the forgiveness of existing student debt.  This is one of those places where I think … Continue reading

February 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Why elites” don’t care if you “fear the robot.”

Are fears of robots being peddled to the delight of the “elite?” No. They are not. Okay, maybe. But let me rephrase this: “elites” trying to make people “fear the … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

Paul Krugman, Robots, Economic Inequality

Apparently machines are taking jobs that used to be performed by humans and this is having negative effects. Is this the plot to some new Science Fiction film or the … Continue reading

February 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

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