capitalism

  • After Technology Destroys Capitalism

    After Technology Destroys Capitalism

    In honor of May Day, let’s think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that. Consider all the furious attention paid to economic inequality of late, courtesy of Thomas Piketty and Capital in the 21st Century. He argues that increasing inequality is an inevitable outcome of laissez-faire capitalism, and proposes we fix this with a global wealth tax. I humbly suggest that… Read More

  • Marc Andreessen Champions Innovation Through Trial and Error, And Error, And Pets.com

    Marc Andreessen Champions Innovation Through Trial and Error, And Error, And Pets.com

    This evening at Andreessen Horowitz‘s offices in Menlo Park, founding partner Marc Andreessen sat down with William Janeway, recent author, to discuss “Capitalism in the Innovation Economy.” Janeway is a well-known investor, and theorist in the investment and software world. It’s a very small event, but the conversation is lively. It’s Q&A style, and Andreessen… Read More

  • Financial sector crisis is a field day for domain squatters

    Financial sector crisis is a field day for domain squatters


    I don’t pretend to understand the reasons behind the current financial meltdown, but I do know that the topography of the money business is going to be changing soon. I don’t have any way to capitalize on that (I just cower here in a corner, nervously stroking my Benjamins), but domain squatters do. By now every possible merger, acquisition, and bailout is reflected in domain… Read More