Skip to main content

Bookmarks tagged with “capitalism”

  1. How the Disposable Straw Explains Modern Capitalism - The Atlantic

    So many interesting things in this. (via @frankieroberto)

  2. Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

    We talk about regulating the ethics of AIs but we can’t even do it for companies.

  3. Jackson Lears reviews ‘The Age of Acquiescence’ by Steve Fraser · LRB 16 July 2015

    How left-leaning beliefs have disappeared in the US, mostly over the first half of the 20th century. (Subscribers only)

  4. Thomas Piketty’s Capital: everything you need to know about the surprise bestseller | Books | The Guardian

    Paul Mason’s good (I assume) summary of ‘Capital in the Twenty-First Century’.

  5. The Task Rabbit Economy

    (Oct 2013) Suggestions for fixing non-Nordic Western (specifically US) economies. It’s not technology, TaskRabbit et al, increasing inequality, but capitalism.

  6. Potlatch: 20 public-spirited lawyers could change the world

    Lawyers are the creators of a future in which the rest of us must live. By Will Davies (it doesn’t say anywhere on the page). (via @moleitau)

  7. The Way They Live Now by Michael Lewis | The New York Review of Books

    A good review by Michael Lewis of John Lanchester’s ‘Capital’. I’ve realised there’s, often something extra enjoyable in reviews of very British books by Americans, and vice versa.

  8. Instagram as an island economy (11 Apr., 2012, at Interconnected)

    The same with Matt Webb’s thoughts on Lanchester’s piece. Belatedly adding it to my link memory.

  9. John Lanchester · Marx at 193 · LRB 5 April 2012

    Just realised I never Pinboarded this at the time, only wrote about it. For completion’s sake.

  10. Ian Bogost - What should we do for a living?

    An interesting addition to that stuff about the value of Instagram etc coming from the activity of its users (or not): Do those users only have time for this activity because of the “leisure time bought by jobs in the non-Internet economy”?

  11. BBC News - A Point of View: The revolution of capitalism

    John Gray on how capitalism is destroying the bourgeoisie, and how Marx was right about the evils of capitalism, but wrong about communism being the solution. (via Stellar)

  12. Reading Marx’s Capital with David Harvey » Reading Capital

    “David Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx’s Capital, Volume I for nearly 40 years, and his lectures are now available online for the first time. This open course consists of 13 video lectures of Professor Harvey’s close chapter by chapter reading of Capital, Volume I.” I bet that’s good. Also, CC-licensed.

  13. LRB · Benjamin Kunkel · How Much Is Too Much?

    “Harvey observes these contradictions sharpening over time, as finance capital becomes ever more mobile while beds of infrastructure grow increasingly Procrustean: ‘The disjunction of the quest for hypermobility and an increasingly sclerotic built environment (think of the huge amount of fixed capital embedded in Tokyo or New York City) becomes ever more dramatic.’”

  14. LRB · Roy Mayall: Diary

    A good day to finally read this report from a pseudonymous postman. “Figures are down” but volumes are up; companies are important, ordinary people aren’t.

  15. BBC News | Technology | Sony admits to buying grey goods

    This kind of thing makes me angry. Companies are dead set against regulation until they need it. “We’d like a free market please, but only when it suits us.”

The most common tags

  1. webdevelopment (755)
  2. london (364)
  3. uk (326)
  4. music (267)
  5. javascript (176)
  6. mac (171)
  7. articles (153)
  8. maps (149)
  9. css (149)
  10. via:kottke (146)

More…