If We're Honest, A Lot Of (Tech) Companies Are Ridiculously Overvalued

WeWork may be a particularly egregious example, but even some of the most established and valuable companies are pulling the wool over our eyes, distracting us with shiny objects, and making us believe in value where there is none.

Yearning for Balance

Studies suggest that a large majority of Americans feel that we need a different, less materialistic way of life which focuses more on fundamental values like family and community. What's holding us back from making the change?

Climate Change: We May Already Be Out Of Time

A consensus is emerging from the results of a recent round of improved climate models: we are in very serious trouble, and may already be past the point of no return.

AT&T's Big Play for Your Eyeballs

The media giant's grand plan to remake the media world reveals some disturbing features of the capitalist landscape.

AI and the welfare state

Commentary on a thought-provoking recent piece in Foreign Policy which discusses the impact of AI on the delivery of government services.

Vox on AI as a threat to humanity

Should we take AI seriously as a threat to humanity? This Vox piece says yes.