Disrupt the Citizen by Nikil Saval

In the wake of Travis Kalanick’s ouster at UBER, Nikil Saval writes about the incompatibility of democratic principles with Silicon Valley’s “disrupt culture.”   “The […]

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Copyright is Not About Defending Old Models

Photo by DelmasLehman Pretty much since Napster (1999), tech pundits have been presumptuously lecturing pro-copyright creators about economist Joseph Schumpeter’s principle of “creative destruction.”  This is […]

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Billionaires in Bunkers—The Luxury Apocalypse

Photo by CarlosYudica Remember that theme “make the world better” that’s been pitched, promoted, and even believed by many a Silicon Valley innovator?  Well, according to […]

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Copyright Still Essential to Economic Future 

There is a lot of anxiety about jobs these days and with good reason.  The subject of trade has a lot of people on edge, […]

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Are Candidates Even Talking About the 21st Century Economy?

It’s very common to encounter broad complaints saying things like, “Copyright law should not stop me from fixing or altering my technology.”  Often, this generalization […]

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