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5 articles
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The Economics of Pricelessness

How to understand the real-world value of things that are worth nothing and everything at once.

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The Locust Economy

Groupon disasters, the behaviors of the consumer swarm, and how the "1% and the 90% [are] collaborating to prey on the 9% in the middle."
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Eternal Hypochondria of the Expanding Mind

On nineteenth century invalidism and how societies have drugged themselves through tough transitions across history.

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Welcome to the Future Nauseous

Why the future feels frozen in time, as framed by Marshall McLuhan (“We look at the present through a rear-view mirror. We march backwards into the future.”) and William Gibson (“The future is already here; it is just unevenly distributed.”)