Child labor was common in urban, industrial America for most of the country’s history. It’s now making a disturbing comeback: lawmakers across the US are undertaking concerted efforts to weaken or repeal statutes that prohibit employing children.
Secret IRS records reveal dozens of highly fortuitous biotech and health care trades. One executive bought shares in a corporate partner just before a sale, and an investor traded options right before a company’s revenues took off, netting millions.
The greatest immediate risk presented to humanity by AI is not robotic control of military weapons, but its application within the logic of capitalism—an alignment that will further relegate human needs as secondary to market forces.
MAGA mega-donor Peter Thiel, the leading Silicon Valley libertarian who promoted cryptocurrency and floating tax refuges beyond the reach of government, wrote in 2009 that democracy is no longer compatible with freedom