Posts tagged 'david graeber'

Ahhhh! No robots!

Says this guy here with our paraphrasing, naturally (click through for the full paper):

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Redefining labour

This is the third installment in FT Alphaville’s “Beyond Scarcity” series, a somewhat radical look at the impact of technological progress and efficiency on the volume of goods and services being produced by the system, asking whether “abundance” could now be a key determinant of deflationary forces in the western world.

On top of this, we have considered the role played by “artificial scarcity”, whether imposed wittingly or unwittingly by industry participants as a counterweight to such deflation, and to what degree such measures could now be running into scalability issues. In short, whether there is a limit to how much artificial scarcity private organisations can impose to counteract deflationary forces of abundance, without experiencing diminishing returns. Read more

Debunking goldbugs

Goldbugs don’t just believe in the fundamentals of gold. They worship at the altar of gold.

The goldbug view represents a market philosophy, a doctrine and a belief-system. Read more