Daily Archive: December 30, 2017

Dec
30

Even bravery won’t help the nightmare of Brexit’s new world

The powerful forces driving the current nationalist upheaval also present the prospect of a future only previously imagined by Huxley or Orwell

Most readers will be familiar with Aldous Huxley’s vision of a dystopian future, Brave New World. Indeed, my contemporaries and I often find ourselves observing that this or that latest invention could have come straight out of Huxley’s nightmare vision.

Given the reaction against the ill-effects of globalisation by those who have been left behind – but not left out of electoral and referendum polling booths – it was a clever idea of the British economist Stephen D King to produce a book earlier this year entitled Grave New World.

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Dec
30

Favorite Wall Street Movies

Wall Street Movies: After a long day at the desk, what’s more relaxing than kicking back and watching a movie about investing or trading? Here are 4 flicks for your favorite keyboard jockey: – Eddie Murphy Trading Places ($9) Only tangentially related to trading, but filled with lots of oft quoted lines, this comedy is good for everyone.…

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Dec
30

Some joy for the business world in 2018: but quite a few fears too

Predictions for the global economy next year are positive, but our writers also foresee a rise in inequality, and some sectors facing significant problems

The consensus view among economists is that the global economy will put in a strong performance in 2018, carrying on its strong momentum from 2017. However, that does not mean that every sector and every company will have a trouble-free year. Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary will need to repair staff relations, jobs will leave the City of London and inequality will widen. Our financial and economic specialists predict the big stories in 2018.

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Dec
30

MiB: Anil Dash on Technology & Blogging

This week I sit down with technology entrepreneur, activist, and writer Anil Dash. He is currently CEO of Fog Creek Software, incubator of startups Trello, Stack Overflow, and Glitch. He serves on the board of the Data & Society Research Institute Dash was an advisor to the Obama White House’s Office of Digital Strategy. In 2002, he became…

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Dec
30

10 Weekend Reads

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Death Wish coffee, grab a seat by the fire and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Has Apple Lost Its Design Mojo? (Fortune) • How the Maker of TurboTax Fought Free, Simple Tax Filing (ProPublica) • Dubai’s Opulent Wealth – Supercars And The £100m Private Plate Market (Absolute Reg) • Why…

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