FROM OUR OBSESSION Global Economic Disruptions Globalization, automation, and inequality. With people staying home and whole industries shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic there is significantly less commerce than there used to be. Definitionally, this means that the sum of all of that commerce—known as GDP—has declined. Analysts and […]

FROM OUR OBSESSION The Third Age of TV First came broadcast, then cable, now streaming. Most companies are having a tough time these days. Netflix, however, is doing just fine. The streaming service revealed today that it added more than 10 million global subscribers in the second quarter, beating both […]

Early in the morning of Feb. 23, an aircraft took off from Vienna carrying 25 metric tons of personal protective equipment (PPE), including masks and gloves, to China. The city of Wuhan, where Covid-19 first emerged, had been in lockdown for a month. Nearly 2,500 people had died across the […]