Technology

The Politics of the Sharing Economy

Trebor Scholz explains why, though he supports peer production and sharing practices, he is vexed by attempts to subsume them into the new corporate hype of “the sharing revolution” that comes with calls to make the world a better place.

Three Limits to Growth

Ecological economist Herman Daly explains how the macro-economy is part of the larger natural economy and so its growth does inflict opportunity costs on the finite whole that must be counted. Ignoring this fact leads many economists to believe that growth in GDP could never be uneconomic, which it clearly can be, he argues.