At one time, Bibles and Sears catalogs were printed here. Now, this building is known as the Lakeside Technology Center, one of the largest data centers in the world.
Data centers are taking over the factories where workers once processed checks, baked bread and printed Bibles. What will the rise of the information-based economy mean for American cities?
“I bless this business deal.”
No other nation has conjoined business success and piety quite like America has. Is Donald Trump's election a strange perversion of this tradition?
Modesty in your spending (and half an eye on the future) could make you very cheerful indeed.
The last 20 years of failure to tackle boardroom excess should prompt a more radical approach.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Cuba’s former President Fidel Castro Ruz (1926-2016)
All of the world’s struggling masses owe the late Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro an enormous debt for consistently and fearlessly articulating the debilitating aspect of life under under capitalism.
The US election confirmed the death of an extraordinary economic era. Now, control of the next must be wrested from the emboldened nationalists.
The ride-sharing app means different things in different countries. In Karachi and Lahore, it has highlighted economic inequalities.
A High Street store may give Theresa May the model for bolstering the role of employees in how companies are run.
Orlando Caffarena Aros/Flickr
Celebrating mental health is a great opportunity to make the right changes to keep workers happy – and productive.
Present and correct.
Economics struggles to explain the explosion of gift models at the heart of our online economy.
Japan astounded the world with its economic performance for decades.
One thing became dramatically apparent in the economic sphere following the Cold War: capitalism was ubiquitous, but it looked very different in Japan, Germany, the US and China.
The pressure is often too much.
Rising suicides form part of the profound transformations in the workplace that have taken place over the past 30 years.
All accounted for in Babylon. Belshazzar’s Feast by Rembrandt.
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The number crunchers who helped create our capitalist world have been measuring the world since ancient times.
Talking tough against privilege.
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May's plans to transform business are more radical than they first appear.
People walk through the London Stock Exchange lobby. Will the excesses of big business become more prominent in post-Brexit UK?
The UK's free market orientation and its strong tendency towards short-termism and impatient capital could have significant adverse effects on the economy in the long run.
How is Berlin’s landmark art show presenting our new preoccupations?
Courtesy 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
Art events should encourage us to spark new thinking outside of our cloistered world, but Berlin risks being lost in technological navel gazing.
When did revellers stop rebelling?
Demoted to the background by benign automation?
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A Brave New World of worklessness and a universal wage is attracting advocates across the political spectrum.
How a cabinet-maker and temperance preacher managed what the ride-sharing company is struggling to pull off.