The new economy is characterized by instability and disruption; its ideal worker is calm in the midst of it all, productive and focused. The mindfulness training his company offers isn't so much a perk as it is the means of turning him into a new type of person.
Some 42 million Americans get their power from rural electric cooperatives. Reforming them could bring energy democracy to the Heartland — and fight climate change in the process.
The US immigration system demands penance from immigrants for the privilege of staying in the country and reinforces tired stereotypes about the global South.
These trends are dismal, and show no sign of abating. As the economy has slowly recovered from the Great Recession, wages have scarcely budged. Income gains since 2007 have flowed almost exclusively to the richest 1 percent.
The “rock critic” — in the most elevated sense of that term — is dead.
Welcome to the main artery into creative or elite work — highly pressurized, poorly recompensed, sometimes exhilarating, sometimes menial secretarial assistance.
Climate change, a crippled welfare state, the 2008 financial crisis, skyrocketing income inequality, political disappointments reaching back decades, terrible superhero movies grossing billions of dollars, and Tinder — these are just a few of the sins attributed to neoliberalism. But what exactly is it?
When lucha libre met the cartels.
Beneath a veneer of scientific neutrality, traffic engineering operates to the prejudice of anyone on foot.
On August 29, both U.S. and Mexican intelligence sources reported that representatives of four major cartels had met to sign a pact of alliance.
Until recently, becoming a citizen of a country has largely been regarded as priceless — a rare intangible privilege that can’t be bought or sold. This perception is starting to fade as the links between a country’s financial interests and its citizenship policies grow more pronounced.
By almost any economic metric, the gap between white and black Americans is sustained and substantial. It’s no secret that African Americans earn less; more telling still, the wage gap has widened over the last three decades.
This a cultural intervention — an attempt to unsettle what many of us have already come to accept as normal: the digitization of our subjectivities and relationships, and the slide into self-promotion as a means of existence. When we accepted these services in the breathless spirit of technological utopianism, did we really know what we were agreeing to?
The tech world’s fascination with, and flawed approaches to alleviating, the problem of homelessness.
What’s cock-blocking the pick-up artists in Denmark? The country’s excellent social welfare services. Really.
"I work in a place of death. People come here to die, and my co-workers and I care for them as they make their journeys."