The professional networking platform showcases everything gone wrong with the attention economy

A little over a year ago, as the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic began to sink in, people began losing their jobs. The losses were swift and historic, with a quarter of adults in the U.S. reporting they or someone in their household had been laid off by October 2020.

A small, unelected, unaccountable group of executives are the ones making sweeping decisions about how we use new technology

In his recent article in The Atlantic, “The Metaverse is Bad,” Ian Bogost takes on a question that business and technology publications have so far mostly avoided — do we, as a society, actually want a metaverse?

Put differently, are there any reasons beyond the machinations of a handful of…

I Read It So You Don’t Have To

A new book documents how monopoly has become the defining economic problem of our era

What did I read?

Liberty from All Masters: The New American Autocracy vs. the Will of the People by Barry Lynn

So who is this Barry Lynn?

Lynn is the founder and CEO of the Open Markets Institute and the author of two previous books — End of the Line and Cornered — that analyzed the concentration of private power…

I Read It So You Don’t Have To

A recovering productivity addict wants us to think about time management through the lens of our imminent mortality

What did I read?

Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals by Oliver Burkeman

So who is Oliver Burkeman?

Burkeman is an award winning feature writer for The Guardian, where he wrote the weekly column, “This Column Will Change Your Life.” …

A manic focus on productivity has replaced every other way of thinking about our lives.

The four-day workweek is coming. At least, so say many of our esteemed business publications. They report that companies around the world are implementing trial runs of this radical strategy with surprising success.

Why we expect Google to find equally effective answers to ‘how to fix a broken sink’ and ‘how to fix a broken marriage’

Is there anything so satisfying as the moment when you Google some bizarrely specific question — one you believe to be so esoteric only a handful of other mortals have ever needed the answer — only to see the question immediately answered on the first page of results?

I love…

I READ IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

We’ve been thinking about the government’s finances all wrong

I Read It So You Don’t Have To is a series that gives you the TL;DR on a business book you want to read — but don’t have time to.

What did I read?

The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy by Stephanie Kelton

So who’s this Stephanie Kelton?

Stephanie Kelton is a…

I READ IT SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

How Big Tech made it harder for working artists to make a living

I Read It So You Don’t Have To is a series that gives you the TL;DR on a business book you want to read — but don’t have time to.

What did I read?

The Death of the Artist: How Creators Are Struggling to Survive in the Age of Billionaires and Big Tech by…

Matthew McFarlane

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