Large Canadian banks are likely not at risk of bank failures, but history suggests smaller, more niche financial service firms could be.
Douglas Rushkoff’s Survival of the Richest is less about tech billionaires and their ‘bonkers’ escape plans than it is an entertaining primer on the various ills of late capitalism.
It’s getting much harder in the US to find an affordable home, even for people who work multiple jobs.
Corporate rebranding is fundamental to the spread of metacapitalism which uses increasingly sophisticated technology to shape, exploit and profit from human interaction.
New research on giving in a business setting could offer insights into human interactions and critical lessons for organizations looking to build a more collaborative culture.
Tech companies’ use of dual-class share structures to keep control in the hands of founders and other insiders gives a handful of people power over enormous swaths of American life.
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is compelling viewing – but why have there been more films about Steve Jobs alone in the past 30 years than about successful female entrepreneurs?
What world will tech billionaires move us towards if they believe that humans are fundamentally dangerous?
Recent anti-racism protests have spurred dozens of companies to vow to diversify their workforces, yet big tech’s efforts to do so since 2014 show promises aren’t enough to overcome the real problem.
Investment in tech businesses is crumbling but the winners are eyeing up the losers.
Dopamine fasting has fast become a fad in the Silicon Valley, as a way to reset the brain’s feel-good chemical. Many religions have advocated fasting for some of the same reasons.
There are more efficient ways to stop addictions than fasting from rewards.
SoftBank is pouring another US$8 billion into WeWork, even though the office rental company is now valued at just US$8 billion.
Halloween is yet another holiday that has become a mere ritual of America’s very conspicuous consumption.
Mark Zuckerberg may try to minimise their concerns, but Facebook moderators and other online workers are beginning to organise for their own protection.
Tech companies use product launches to position themselves as the heroes of the digital revolution.
WeWork’s uncertain future reflects how investors have wised up to the hype around Silicon Valley start ups.
New technologies and services aren’t creating irreversible damage, even though they do generate some harms. Preemptive bans would stifle innovation and block potential solutions to real problems.
Facebook and Neuralink are developing interfaces to link our brains to computers, with serious ethical issues.
Alarm bells should ring over a global currency that is run by an exclusive club that serves its investor-owners, not the public good.