The journalistic 1%

It’s a tough time for aspiring journalists. Business models are failing faster than new ones can pop up, layoffs and buyouts are the norm at numerous legacy publications. How might we improve the outlook for young would-be journalists? What about by demanding a little something back from the journalistic 1%? Here’s Matt Yglesias in a …

How inequality harms

http://static.bloggingheads.tv/ramon/_live/players/player_v5.2-licensed.swf I try to avoid politics here on the blog, even though it’s something I read about and talk about quite a bit. But there’s a point about inequality that I’ve been startled to see conservatives either missing or ignoring. In the clip above, Rich Lowry makes what I believe is a very misguided statement, …

Open source and inequality

I finally got around to this piece at The Atlantic “Why Workers Are Losing the War Against Machines”, by two MIT professors who’ve written a book on the subject. It’s a good piece focused on three disparities: 1. High-Skilled vs. Low-Skilled Workers 2. Superstars vs. Everyone Else 3. Capital vs. Labor I want to focus …