economics

Your Industry Changed (Again) Yesterday

So everyone heard that Adobe introduced some new tools for us to merrily sink our cash into, yes? Good! Let’s talk about the astounding changes in business that are happening to us right now, and seemingly every week. But first, I’d like you to read something from Clay Shirky wrote in April of last...

Your Personal Slavery Footprint

There are a couple of things worrying me pretty intensely about this state of the U.S. economy address from the Fed. Firstly, there seems to still be an unreasonable hope that our economy, which we all remember was propped up by speculative, fake wealth, is going to “make a full recovery.” Does that phrase...

Today's Obsession: Measuring Creative Populations

Richard Florida, founder of The Creative Class Group and author of a book named the same, is showing some of his research at The Atlantic. He’s showing the top ten cities supporting new growth of ideas, but doing so with a few different methods. Richard’s looking to define what sort of a community is able...

Today's Obsession: Wealth Distribution

Here, at Business Insider, is an article exploring in visual chart form the distribution of wealth in the United States. In short, nobody has been this bad off (except, it seems by these numbers, the top 10% of the wealthy) since the 1920s. My take on this is that we’re actually experiencing the aftershocks...