800 Years of Hawaii History in 10 Minutes
From the arrival of the first Polynesian settlers, to short term rentals and the tourism industry, a new book chronicles the history of human society in the Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii: Eight Hundred Years of Political and Economic Change is the work of University of Hawaii economist Sumner La Croix. The tale begins around 1100-1200 AD, […]more
Beyond 2020: How blockchain is reshaping our economic, environmental and social orders Pt I
By Laura Desmond In this series we look past 2020 to what the future holds for cryptocurrency beyond speculation to the original ethos of crypto and the cypherpunk movement — to redesign our economic, social and political structures . We also explore how we could finally decouple the dual role of store of value from medium of exchange […]more
Climate Change Could Cut U.S. GDP By 10 Percent. Here’s What Entrepreneurs Should be Looking Out For.
By A Satara Here’s how the major effects of climate change will affect the U.S. economy — and your small business or company Over the weekend, while many Americans were celebrating Thanksgiving with family and friends, the U.S. government released a federally mandated report that explained the dire foreseeable effects that climate change will have on the economy, quality of […]more
How Come We Keep Buying New iPhones (or any other Phones in particular) Every Year?
Is it the capitalist overlords or…are we also at fault? Previously I wrote about how longer lasting LED Bulbs makes it harder to sell them and that they should consider switching business model to lighting-as-a-service. While it’s an interesting topic on its own right, I discovered another interesting stuff while looking up about bulbs. If you take search for […]more
Building the Venture Capital State
By Patrick Hall In a 1986 speech, then president Ronald Reagan lamented that “the nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” This statement epitomizes the neoliberal view of how Silicon Valley became a global beacon of high-technology ingenuity, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. For followers […]more
Time to Kill the Tech Monopolies
What Is The Best Way To Improve Competition In Modern Capitalism? A comedian once quipped that “if poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets”. This is yet to happen, but the populist movements across the world are a good indication of the ongoing rejection of the liberal order […]more
How Technology Is Stealing Our Time
On the effects of counterproductivity, and how better technology consumes more time than it saves. Once upon a time, women were forced to spend all their time burdened with housework. But then, to their rescue came technology. With the creation of vacuum cleaners, dishwashers and washing machines, technology liberated women and gave them more time to […]more
How Manhattan Became a Rich Ghost Town
New York’s empty storefronts are a dark omen for the future of cities These days, walking through parts of Manhattan feels like occupying two worlds at the same time. In a theoretical universe, you are standing in the nation’s capital of business, commerce, and culture. In the physical universe, the stores are closed, the lights are […]more