Tag: Technology and innovation

Gaius Publius: Amazon Rips Off 238 Cities, States and Provinces, Then Builds in NYC and DC

By Gaius Publius, a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States and frequent contributor to DownWithTyranny, digby, Truthout, and Naked Capitalism. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius, Tumblr and Facebook. GP article archive  here. Originally published at DownWithTyranny Andrew Cuomo’s priorities (source) The world’s leading monopolists, Jeff […]

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Uber Releases Ugly 3Q 2018 Results: Losses Widen to $1.1 Billion, Growth Slows

From Hubert Horan: 3q P&Ls released tonight. Losses and margins got worse. Gross revenue growth continues to slow down, showing their inability to fix the fundamental weakness in the core car service business. Expenditures on the marginal business (food delivery, scooters) that are key to the longer term growth narrative […]

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Cryptocurrencies: Financial (In)stability and (Un)fairness

By Jon Danielsson, Director of the ESRC funded Systemic Risk Centre, London School of Economics. Originally published at VoxEU Cryptocurrencies are controversial.  Advocates see them as a better form of money that imparts freedom, useful economic functions, fabulous riches and hedges against bad government policies. The sceptics worry about investor protection […]

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Marshall Auerback: Apple Has an Early Case of GE’s Disease

By Marshall Auerback, a market analyst. Produced by the Independent Media Institute The boom witnessed in the U.S. equity market over the past few years has begun to echo the latter stages of the high tech bubble of the early 2000s, right down to the investor interest ultimately gravitating toward […]

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How UK (and US) Surveillance Creates Havoc for Personal Data Movement Post Brexit

By J. Scott Marcus, a Senior Fellow at Bruegel, and an independent consultant dealing with policy and regulatory policy regarding electronic communications. Originally published at Bruegel The UK government would like to keep EU-UK data transfers largely the same following the country’s separation from the EU. But talks have yet […]

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Google Android: European ‘Techlash’ or Milestone in Antitrust Enforcement?

By Cristina Caffarra Vice President and Head of European Competition Practice, Oliver Latham, Vice President, European Competition Practice, Matthew Bennett, Vice President, Federico Etro, Professor, University of Florence; Senior Consultant, Pierre Régibeau, Vice President, Robert Stillman Vice President; all saver Professor Etro of Charles River Associates. Originally published at VoxEU The European Commission’s decision to […]

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Economy of Intangibles

By Silvia Merler, an Affiliate Fellow at Bruegel and previously an Economic Analyst in DG Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission. Originally published at Bruegel Economists have been discussing the implications of the rise of the intangible economy in relation to the secular stagnation hypothesis, and looking more generally into the policy implications […]

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Gaius Publius: Facebook Launches TV News Feed; Fox News Prominently Featured

Yves here. I feel compelled to clear up a point of confusion as to what the term “money laundering” means. It has been routinely misapplied regarding sales of Trump real estate. While most people informally regard money laundering as getting the proceeds of non-kosher activity, like drug dealing, into some sort of holding well removed […]

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Naked Capitalism Readers Issue Scam Alert For Amazon’s “Become Our Freight Shipper” Scheme

I must confess that I hadn’t had a chance to look at how Amazon was planning to go into the freight business in competition with Fedex and UPS. I was stunned to see that Amazon plans to prey on people who by all accounts are less desperate than the ones who wind up being warehouse […]

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Tesla And GM Close To Capping Out On Electric Vehicle Tax Incentives

By Jon LeSage, a California-based journalist covering clean vehicles, alternative energy, and economic and regulatory trends shaping the automotive, transportation, and mobility sectors. Originally published at OilPrice Tesla and General Motors are seeing the beginning of the end for crucial U.S. federal tax incentives needed to transition interested car shoppers into electric vehicle owners. The […]

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Why Did Trump Win? Robots Are to Blame

At the end of this post, I’ve embedded a paper by Carl Benedikt Frey, Thor Berger, and Chinchih Chen, all of Oxford Martin, titled Political machinery: did robots swing the 2016 US presidential election? It argues that the propensity to vote for Trump is best explained by the exposure to the local economy of job […]

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Some Notes on Trump’s Trade War Threat

The threat of Trump going from a trade spat to a full blown trade war with China has produced what Lamber would call an overly dynamic situation, so I’ll offer only a few observations. For instance, after Trump warned China that he planned to hit another $200 billion of Chinese goods with tariffs if they […]

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Net Neutrality Supporters Face Off Against The FCC

By Alex Kimani, a veteran finance writer, investor, engineer and researcher for Divergente Research LLC. Originally published at SafeHaven Net neutrality is dead, and ISPs (internet service providers) now have unprecedented power to block or throttle internet traffic or even prioritize traffic in exchange for payment. And you would expect the average ISP to jump […]

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