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Andrew Leonard is a staff writer at Salon. Follow him on Twitter: @koxinga21
What the Republican Love Affair with Uber Is About
Posted on: Aug 10, 2014, Source: Salon
It speaks volumes about the company's business model.
Thomas Friedman's Latest NYT Piece Reads Like an Airbnb Ad
Posted on: Jul 21, 2014, Source: Salon
It's unusual for the writer to focus on a company rather than the conflict in Gaza and the Malaysian Airlines plane crash.
The New Age of Global Paranoia: Russia, Ukraine, and the Plane Crash
Posted on: Jul 18, 2014, Source: Salon
Collateral damage from Ukraine's civil war: The 21st century takes another sharp turn into the unfriendly unknown.
The 1 Percent’s Increasingly Popular Way of Buying Whatever They Want Before We Can—Online Scalping
Posted on: Jul 11, 2014, Source: Salon
From parking spots to reservations, scalping apps are giving rich people what they want, when they want it.
Libertarians’ Sneaky New Crusade
Posted on: Jun 27, 2014, Source: Salon
Finding ways to exploit regulatory loopholes is another way to game public goods.
Death of a Libertarian Fantasy: Why Dreams of a Digital Utopia Are Rapidly Fading Away
Posted on: Jun 15, 2014, Source: Salon
Free-market enthusiasts have long predicted that technology would liberate humanity. It turns out they were wrong
The Tech Industry’s God Complex is Getting Out of Control
Posted on: Jun 13, 2014, Source: Salon
Silicon Valley's brightest stars are increasingly swept up in the fantasy that technology will give us superpowers.
Amazon's Scorched-Earth Campaign: Why the Internet Giant Started a War
Posted on: Jun 1, 2014, Source: Salon
Can't buy books by Colbert and Gladwell? Customers and publishers are livid. But it turns out Amazon doesn't care.
Say Goodbye to TV’s Golden Age: Why Comcast’s Rise and Net Neutrality’s Downfall Will Change Everything
Posted on: Apr 26, 2014, Source: Salon
The economic model that sustains quality TV is under assault. Does the future have room for any more Walter Whites?
Airbnb’s Big Bait-and-Switch
Posted on: Apr 22, 2014, Source: Salon
The popular sharing economy pioneer responds to political pressure by purging its listings.
Three Reasons Why You Should Keep Gmail far Away from Your Credit Card Information
Posted on: Apr 21, 2014, Source: Salon
Google’s plot for world domination now includes your credit cards.
Google Glass, Techno-Rage and the Battle For San Francisco's Soul
Posted on: Apr 18, 2014, Source: Salon
The advent of Google Glass has started an incendiary new chapter in tech's culture wars. Here's what's at stake.
Google Joins the Kochs in Pumping Funds into the Conservative George Mason University
Posted on: Apr 14, 2014, Source: Salon
A new article reveals the notorious university is deep in the pockets of the Internet search giant.
Author Michael Lewis Hits Back at Critics of 'Flash Boys'
Posted on: Apr 13, 2014, Source: Salon
The bestselling author explains the uproar caused by his new book: "This time I punched Wall Street in the balls."
Big Brother Is In Your Spotify: How Music Became the Surveillance State’s Trojan Horse
Posted on: Mar 28, 2014, Source: Salon
Big win for Big Data: As Amazon and Google drive down costs, more people are taking their listening to the cloud.
8 Ways Corporate Greed Is Perverting the Idea of the 'Sharing Economy'
Posted on: Feb 18, 2014, Source: Salon
Silicon Valley venture capitalists are raking it in while pretending to espouse progressive ideals.
Amazon, Applebee’s and Google’s Job-Crushing Drones and Robot Armies: They’re Coming for Your Job Next
Posted on: Dec 6, 2013, Source: Salon
It's inescapable: We'll be replaced by robots or turn into them. What happens to waitresses and taxi drivers then?
Amazon: Threat or Menace?
Posted on: Oct 16, 2013, Source: Salon
"The Everything Store" leaves a big unanswered question. What happens when an entire economy is "amazoned"?
Click Here to Save a Life, for Real
Posted on: Sep 15, 2013, Source: Salon
Watsi, the crowd-funding healthcare site, proves that not every change-the-world Silicon Valley start-up is a scam.
Would We Be Better Off Without the Internet?
Posted on: Jul 5, 2013, Source: Salon
We can't "repeal the Internet." But it's killing our privacy, destroying journalism, and unleashing "conflict and mayhem."
Obama’s Unparalleled Spy State
Posted on: Jun 6, 2013, Source: Salon
Another blockbuster: New revelations expose the NSA and FBI's vast online surveillance powers.
Porn Copyright Firm That Harassed Users for Downloading Single Video Blasted by Judge
Posted on: May 7, 2013, Source: Salon
An angry judge -- and huge "Star Trek" fan -- blasts the sleazy Prenda Law firm into oblivion.
Professors Testing New Technology that Monitors When Students Read Their Textbooks
Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: Salon
Silicon Valley’s education solution: more Big Brother.
Booty Call in China, Made Easy
Posted on: Mar 9, 2013, Source: Salon
Another learning experience at SXSW: if you're looking for mobile innovation, look East.
Republicans Declare War on College
Posted on: Feb 22, 2013, Source: Salon
Bobby Jindal doesn't want the GOP to be the "stupid party," but fellow governors are plotting to wreck higher ed
Apple's Next Market: Your Body
Posted on: Feb 15, 2013, Source: Salon
A voice-activated command-and-control center for the quantified self? Get in line now for your iWatch
Disney's Creepy New Surveillance Tool
Posted on: Jan 7, 2013, Source: Salon
“MyMagic+” will enable the company to more effectively gather data on customer activities.
The Surveillance State High School
Posted on: Nov 28, 2012, Source: Salon
A Texas student believes her school's chipped ID cards are a violation of her civil liberties. She's right.
Capitalism’s Grossest Win: The Final Triumph of Black Friday
Posted on: Nov 24, 2012, Source: Salon
From Plymouth Rock to Thanksgiving at Best Buy: The Puritan ethic went spectacularly astray, all for an iPad mini.
Wall Street Moguls Whine About How Tough Their Lives Are With Obama Win
Posted on: Nov 9, 2012, Source: Salon
The bankers are whining big-time. Their favorite son lost, and their chief enemy won. Here's what needs to happen.
Why Iowa's Got a 1% Percent Problem
Posted on: Oct 20, 2012, Source: Salon
Farmers are cashing in on a hungry world. Everyone else is struggling to find a job.
Romney and Ryan's Economic Plan: Don't Do Anything That Would Help the Economy!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: Salon
Their only substantive policy proposals require spending cuts on a level that would surely boost unemployment by cutting government jobs and subtracting government demand from the economy.
Obama Surrenders to Goldman Sachs
Posted on: Aug 10, 2012, Source: Salon
The Justice Department will not prosecute the investment bank for mortgage fraud.
How the For-Profit Education Business Is a Complete Taxpayer Rip-Off
Posted on: Jul 31, 2012, Source: Salon
A new report details their excesses -- including an average CEO salary of $7.3 million.
The Student Loan Crisis Everyone Saw Coming
Posted on: Apr 6, 2012, Source: Salon
President Obama has fought hard to ease the student-debt burden, but Republicans threaten his fragile gains.
Apple's Insanely Profitable and Arguably Destructive Made-in-China Quarter
Posted on: Jan 26, 2012, Source: Salon
The American middle class might not be making iPads and iPhones, but they sure are buying a lot of them
Why Do Republicans Hate Poor, Hungry People?
Posted on: Jan 11, 2012, Source: Salon
Pennsylvania's GOP governor announces plans to make it tougher to get food stamps.
Why Bank Transfer Day (Today) Is Only the Beginning of Something Huge
Posted on: Nov 4, 2011, Source: Salon
The movement to make sure our money serves our own values rather than the bottom line of huge banks will only gain energy as small victories accumulate.
37 Giant Corporations Paid 0 in Taxes Last Year -- Who Are the Cheats?
Posted on: Nov 3, 2011, Source: Salon
Most Americans can rightfully complain, ‘I pay more federal income taxes than General Electric, Boeing, DuPont, Wells Fargo, Verizon, etc., etc., all put together.’
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