Toying With Tech: The Consequences of Playing Blindly

Since the mid-nineties, we’ve been told that the “new information economy” would give way to vast gains in productivity. If we simply implemented more enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) software – along with a slew of other systems – our companies, public services, cities, and infrastructure would be smarter and more…

The Future of Money: An Interview with Ann Pettifor

We tend to think of money as a cultural artifact that has evolved from stone disks and precious metals into modern currencies that are becoming increasingly digital. According to Ann Pettifor, a UK-based economist and director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), this technological frame distracts us from the more important social dimensions of money.…