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Feudalism

Even Donald Trump Knows Bitcoin Is a Scam

The structural integrity of his brain might be questionable, but if anyone can spot a scam, it’s former President Donald Trump, whose business history is riddled with complaints of unpaid bills and shady financial dealings. On Monday, in an interview with Fox Business, Trump denounced Bitcoin, the volatile digital currency.…
bubmag
June 7, 2021
Feudalism

It Shouldn’t Take a Pandemic to Boost Worker Wages

A central problem in labor economics is how to raise wages without first killing off a significant portion of the workforce. Plagues have historically reduced income inequality by reducing the labor supply, with the necessary caveat that in order to enjoy this higher standard of living the worker in question…
bubmag
May 21, 2021
Feudalism

How Los Angeles Descended Into Neo-Feudalism

Los Angeles may never pass New York as a world capital, but the prospect of a livable and attractive future, a beacon to a new generation, is possible if we can only make an exit from political dogma and create it. Read Full Article » Read More
bubmag
May 17, 2021
Feudalism

In Defense of Doing Nothing

In March of last year, Reddit user Oneawkwardpanda mentioned that the pandemic stay-home order had resulted in a “massive dip in productivity” for them and asked for advice. “How do you keep yourself accountable? How do you stop snacking?” Many others shared this anxiety about getting as much work as…
bubmag
January 29, 2021
Feudalism

Who owns the web’s data?

SIR TIM BERNERS-LEE had a Romantic vision when he created the World Wide Web in 1989. In his words, he helped “weave” it together as a way of connecting anything to anything—as if he were sitting at a loom, not at CERN, a particle-physics laboratory in Geneva. But those were…
bubmag
October 22, 2020
Feudalism

The new Stronghold Warlords demo gets feudalism just right

I’ve missed all the demos so far for Stronghold Warlords, the upcoming instalment in Firefly Studios’ long-running castle-building-and-bashing series, despite being a big fan of the original games. But seeing as Warlords is being featured at Ye Olde PAX X EGX, and I had my hands on the new demo…
bubmag
September 18, 2020
Feudalism

The Suburbs Are Still Hell

Before he vaulted to infamy in August for allegedly shooting three people and killing two in the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse led a regular teenager’s life in the Illinois village of Antioch. Its slogan is “Authentic by Nature.” It’s the type of slogan, and Antioch the type of…
bubmag
September 2, 2020