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To decarbonize we must decomputerize: why we need a Luddite revolution
Big tech claims AI and digitization will bring a better future. But putting computers everywhere is bad for people and the planet

Ben Tarnoff

18, Sep, 2019 @5:30 AM

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How to Be an Anticapitalist in the 21st Century by Erik Olin Wright – review
An essential study of what is wrong with capitalism – and how to create a new socialist society

Ben Tarnoff

29, Aug, 2019 @7:58 AM

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Next left: Corbyn, Sanders and the return of socialism
Away from the Brexit and Trump headlines, the revival of socialism in the UK and US remains striking. Can Jeremy Corbyn and Bernie Sanders make it count?

Ben Tarnoff

17, Dec, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Weaponised AI is coming. Are algorithmic forever wars our future? | Ben Tarnoff
The Pentagon is pushing algorithmic warfare, but big tech’s involvement assumes the US military is a benevolent force

Ben Tarnoff

11, Oct, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Can Silicon Valley workers rein in Big Tech from within? | Ben Tarnoff
In our undemocratic digital world, people have little power to shape the tools that affect their lives. But tech workers could change that

Ben Tarnoff

09, Aug, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Mistaken Identity by Asad Haider review – the best criticism of identity politics
This riveting and inspiring study of race and class in the age of Trump argues that an emphasis on identity should lead to one on solidarity

Ben Tarnoff

31, May, 2018 @6:30 AM

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Why Silicon Valley can’t fix itself
The long read: Tech insiders have finally started admitting their mistakes – but the solutions they are offering could just help the big players get even more powerful

Ben Tarnoff and Moira Weigel

03, May, 2018 @5:00 AM

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Big data for the people: it's time to take it back from our tech overlords
A small number of companies have become extraordinarily rich by harvesting our data. But that wealth belongs to the many

Ben Tarnoff

14, Mar, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Data is the new lifeblood of capitalism – don't hand corporate America control
Data has become the world’s most important resource. Now Silicon Valley giants want to keep government from standing in the way of profits

Ben Tarnoff

01, Feb, 2018 @7:00 AM

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The new cold war: how our focus on Russia obscures social media's real threat
We should welcome politicians’ growing skepticism about Silicon Valley – but not if it means authoritarian interventions into our digital lives

Ben Tarnoff

14, Dec, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic right
Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit. Repealing net neutrality will only make it worse

Ben Tarnoff

29, Nov, 2017 @12:11 PM

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Empathy – the latest gadget Silicon Valley wants to sell you
The tech world wants us to believe that virtual reality will unlock human understanding on a global scale. But it’s also a business strategy

Ben Tarnoff

25, Oct, 2017 @7:00 AM

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