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February 23 2017

Israel’s omission from airline route maps
What should I ask Raj Chetty?
Thursday assorted links
*Time* magazine adaptation from *The Complacent Class*
The real assimilation dilemma

February 22 2017

Department of Uh-Oh, a continuing series, the drone wars have begun
Wednesday assorted links
Will Germany turn its back on neo-liberalism?
Why do governments leak information?
Alas Kenneth Arrow has passed away

February 21 2017

How disorderly is Sweden really?
What accounts for the cost disease?
David Brooks on *The Complacent Class*
Tuesday assorted links
The wisdom of Lee Ohanian

January 28 2017

[ Episode #95 // Economy of Things ]

Though we often think the modern culture of consumerism is an export from United States and a product of capitalism, people long before today’s era were enjoying the benefit of soft shoes, beautiful cloth and exceptional goods. Acquisition has been an important part of community and identity, essential to societies even though only recently so […]

October 25 2016

[ Episode #94 // Rocking the Google Bus ]

Companies like Twitter can make billions of dollars in revenue while providing a widely used service and still be considered a financial failure. Though today’s digital technologies provide new innovations that reorganize daily life, can the digital economy expand forever? Will our most promising tech ever reach its potential in an economy pushing for growth […]

September 05 2016

[ Episode #93 // Climate Agreements ]

After years of mediocre negotiations on an international agreement to limit future climate change, it is easy to be cynical about the viability of a global strategy for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. What do these large conferences really mean for the future of the planet? Our correspondent reports back from the December 2015 COP21 meeting […]

May 23 2016

[ Episode #92 // Decrypting Cryptocurrency ]

Digital communication technologies hold the possibility of re-orienting the way we exchange value and think about money. Do digital currencies like Bitcoin have the ability to change the global economic order? Can machine learning, automation, and cryptocurrencies unleash exponential innovations that unseat the financial institutions at the top of the monetary pyramid? In Extraenvironmentalist #92 we first […]

March 21 2016

[ Episode #91 // Age of Stagnation? ]

The common political conversation about our shared economic future focuses on achieving an escape velocity where the post-war growth boom can return as usual. While years of lackluster economic performance mount, a rapidly growing global economy is still discussed like it is readily just over the horizon. Can the factors creating a slower growth world […]
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