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No One’s Driving

The big boat may be unstuck, but our deeply technologized, infinitely complex economy is just beginning to get jammed

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This is what a Harvard economist warned me about a decade ago

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r/WallStreetBets delivered cybernetic karma to those who deserve it

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Pattern Matching

Taking on a powerful industry takes time — and a truly outraged public

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$40 Burger King and other realities of the gig economy

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Illustrations: Arne Bellstorf

Unemployed teachers, cooks, dancers are turning to Patreon, Twitch, and OnlyFans

The more complicated and efficient a system gets, the more likely it is to collapse altogether

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A failing economic model, a health crisis, and mass joblessness — the Covid crisis shows we need to radically harness technology to remake our economy, now

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Illustrations: Amanda Berglund

Social distancing is pushing restaurants toward delivery-only models powered by tech platforms

Nextdoor suddenly looks like Oregon Trail 2.0

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