Our Planet Is Out of Options. Does Anyone Care?
The earth is getting measurably hotter, each year breaking records set the year before, while Arctic sea ice continues to thin. Wildfires are growing hotter, more frequent, more widespread and more deadly.Read more
So let's keep playing
Times like this, indeed. 2020 is a rupture year. Local markets are imploding, economies are in the brink of collapse. The spectacle of politics seems to offer no solution but only adds to the reigning chaos and uncertainty.Read more
What advice would you give younger creatives, especially those who have been active and engaged during this time?Read more
The Con He Rode In On
Amid the sensory swirl of the airplane hangar in Freeland, Michigan, the leader slow-walks toward us, fist pumping slowly, with that trademark ponderous tread of his (dating back at least to his boardroom entrances in The Apprentice)Read more
It May Get Worse.
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its corals. Earth breaks September heat record, may reach warmest year.Wildfire smoke in U.S. exposes millions to hazardous pollution. Nearly half of the U.S. is in drought. It may get worse.Read more
What Does JPMorgan Call Its Crime? "A Little Razzle-Dazzle to Juke the Algos"
The case against JPMorgan Chase for manipulating precious-metals and Treasury markets has many of the usual features. On September 29th it admitted to wrongdoing in relation to the actions of employees who, authorities claim, fraudulently rigged markets tens of thousands of times in 2008–16.Read more
Eat the Rich
People have been told all their lives that this economy is inevitable and indispensable, and that if they just give it free rein it will ultimately work for them.Read more
America at the Edge of Autocracy
In an established autocracy — like Vladimir Putin’s Russia, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Turkey, or Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Arabia — it is nearly impossible to criticize or to investigate the autocrat.Read more
"The Social Dilemma" director hopes to spark a movement
A new report from the House Judiciary Committee's antitrust panel deems that Apple, Amazon, Google, and Facebook have abusively wielded their monopoly-like power. The panel found that the "tech giants" hobbled innovation, slashed consumer choice, and threatened democracy itself.Read more
In Hong Kong, Beijing Asserts Its "Might Is Right"
The law of the Mainland is coming down hard on long-suffering Hong Kong. In July, teenage pro-independence activist Tony Chung became the first political figure arrested for violating the Beijing-imposed national-security law.Read more