Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism

26 May 2020 | By Wendy Liu | Filed in: economics.

Former insider turned critic Wendy Liu busts the myths of the tech industry, and offers a galvanising argument for why and how we must reclaim technology s potential for the public good.Innovation Meritocracy The possibility of overnight success What s not to love about Silicon Valley These days,

The Velvet Rope Economy: How Inequality Became Big Business

26 May 2020 | By Nelson D. Schwartz | Filed in: economics.

From New York Times business reporter Nelson D Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating a friction free existence for those with money on one side and a Darwinian struggle for the middle class on the other side n nIn near

American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise

26 May 2020 | By Eduardo Porter | Filed in: economics.

A sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country s social compact, eroded America s common goods, and damaged the lives of every American and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might begin to heal n nCompared to other industrialized nations, the United States is losing gro

Pharma: Greed, Lies, and the Poisoning of America

26 May 2020 | By Gerald Posner | Filed in: economics.

Award winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Gerald Posner traces the heroes and villains of the trillion dollar a year pharmaceutical industry and uncovers how those once entrusted with improving life have often betrayed that ideal to corruption and reckless profiteering with dead

Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World

26 May 2020 | By Michael Pollan | Filed in: economics.

Michael Pollan, known for his best selling nonfiction audio, including The Omnivores Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind, conceived and wrote Caffeine How Caffeine Created the Modern World as an Audible Original In this controversial and exciting listen, Pollan explores caffeine s power as the mos

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

26 May 2020 | By Yuval Noah Harari | Filed in: economics.

In Sapiens, he explored our past In Homo Deus, he looked to our future Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today s most pressing issues n nHow do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake

Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

26 May 2020 | By Stephanie Land | Filed in: economics.

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land s memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich n n My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter n nWhile the gap between upper middle class Americans and the w

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

26 May 2020 | By David Epstein | Filed in: economics.

What s the most effective path to success in any domain It s not what you think n nPlenty of experts argue that anyone who wants to develop a skill, play an instrument, or lead their field should start early, focus intensely, and rack up as many hours of deliberate practice as possible If you da

De meeste mensen deugen

26 May 2020 | By Rutger Bregman | Filed in: economics.

De mens is een beest, zeiden de koningen Een zondaar, zeiden de priesters Een ego st, zeiden de boekhouders Al eeuwen is de westerse cultuur doordrongen van het geloof in de verdorvenheid van de mens n nMaar wat als we het al die tijd mis hadden n nIn dit boek verweeft Rutger Bregman de jongste in