<span style='color:#00000;font-size:36px;'>We Could be Working a 15 Hour Work Week, so Why Aren’t We?</span><h3> We live in a culture that values money as a possession over money as a tool to enjoy life </h3>
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We Could be Working a 15 Hour Work Week, so Why Aren’t We?

We live in a culture that values money as a possession over money as a tool to enjoy life

In 1930 the economist John Maynard Keynes wrote Economic Possibilities for our Grandchildren. He argued that continued increases in productivity would allow us to make more with less effort. In other…

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We live in a culture that values money as a possession over money as a tool to enjoy life

Why are Smartphones Designed to Break, and What Can Be Done About it?

Redundancy is built into technology so companies can maximise profits

One minute your smartphone, laptop, or headphones are working as they always have. The next, bam, they start malfunctioning. Suddenly, the battery on your phone drains after a few minutes. Your…

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Redundancy is built into technology so companies can maximise profits

Is Greed Important For Success in Life?

If you want to 'win' at capitalism, you must be self-interested and greedy.

In 1986, Ivan Boesky made a speech at the University of California, proclaiming “greed is healthy.” When growing up, we’re all taught that being greedy is a less than desirable character…

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If you want to 'win' at capitalism, you must be self-interested and greedy.

Why Do Good People Do Bad Things?

Our willingness to obey authority can lead to horrific social consequences.

The Baby Milk Scandal that came to light in the 1970s revealed the depths some corporations are willing to go to generate profits. Nestlé and other multinational milk companies enticed mothers…

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Our willingness to obey authority can lead to horrific social consequences.

Bitcoin Has a Filthy Secret (of the Environmental Kind)

Bitcoin has created a bonanza, but its growth comes at a terrible price

“If you’re seeing Bitcoin on a bus, it’s time to buy.” An advert on London’s double-decker buses hints at the cryptocurrencies' remarkable rise to power in a few years. At the…

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Bitcoin has created a bonanza, but its growth comes at a terrible price

Why Neoliberalism Is at the Heart of Americas Problems

Neoliberalism has a vice-like grip over America, and it won't let go

There is something desperately wrong in America that no presidential election will solve. Widespread protests in cities. Deep mistrust in the police force who kill unarmed people in the street. Armed…

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Neoliberalism has a vice-like grip over America, and it won't let go