(Must Read) Don’t kid yourself—nobody knows what really triggered the market meltdown – Link here – Probably the honest truth.
Silicon Valley’s tax-avoiding, job-killing, soul-sucking machine – Four companies dominate our daily lives unlike any other in human history: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google. We love our nifty phones and just-a-click-away services, but these behemoths enjoy unfettered economic domination and hoard riches on a scale not seen since the monopolies of the gilded age. The only logical conclusion? We must bust up big tech – Link here
If you want to manufacture and sell a Popsicle to children, you must undergo numerous expensive FDA tests and provide thorough labeling that outlines the ingredients, calories, and sugar content of the treat. But what warning labels are included in Instagram’s user agreement? We’ve now seen abundant research indicating that social- media platforms are making teens more depressed. Ask yourself: If ice cream were making teens more prone to suicide, would we shrug and seat the CEO of Dreyer’s next to the president at dinners in Silicon Valley?
Anyone who doesn’t believe these products are the delivery systems for tobacco- like addiction has never separated a seven- year-old from an iPad in exchange for a look that communicates a plot to kill you
The result is a winner-takes-all economy, both for companies and for people. Society is bifurcating into those who are part of the innovation economy (lords) and those who aren’t (serfs). One great idea will make a twenty- something the darling of venture capital, while those who are average, or even just unlucky (most of us), have to work much harder to save for retirement.
Haphazard Appointment Of Judges Worsening High Court Judicial Delays – Link here
Has Anyone Seen the President? – Michael Lewis goes to Washington in search of Trump and winds up watching the State of the Union with Steve Bannon By Michael Lewis – Link here
An Inventor of the VIX: ‘I Don’t Know Why These Products Exist’- Link here
How Facebook Is Killing Comedy – Link here
Behind that viral video of a vada maker is a common sense idea and a determined Indian – Link here
The Rising Speed of Technological Adoption – Link here
TIA Chennai 20-20 Ideas meet presentation – Capacity to Suffer Framework – Link here
The ‘Black Panther’ Movie Deal That Didn’t Get Made – Link here
IT’S DIFFERENT THIS TIME – Link here
Be Terrified – Link here
What Would Happen If You Used A Plastic Container Forever? – Link here