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Starting Over at a Start-Up

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Dan Lyons was a magazine writer and the technology editor at Newsweek. But one Friday morning, he found out that he'd lost his job. He was 50 with a wife and two kids. What was he going to do?  And then he had an idea -- since he had so much experience reporting on Silicon Valley and the tech explosing, why not join it? So Dan scored a gig with HubSpot, a Boston start-up flush with 100 million dol

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How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

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Wasn't the digital economy supposed to help all of us gain access to meaningful work?  Computers would do the boring jobs while people did the stuff that matters? Instead, we've got workers replaced by robots and taxi drivers losing out to Uber. What went wrong? Media theorist Douglas Rushkoff has a word for it: growth.

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The Case for a Universal Basic Income

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The idea of a universal basic income is getting serious consideration these days from governments -- in Switzerland, Finland, even Kenya. Could it get traction in the U.S.? Absolutely, says journalist Rutger Bregman.

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