Welcome to The Economist’s Technological Idealism

January 19, 2021

Every publication has a worldview. Each cultivates a style of thought, ideology or philosophy designed to comfort the expectations of its readers and to confirm a shared way of perceiving the world around them. Even Fair Observer has a worldview, in which, thanks to the diversity of its...

Incels: The New Politics of Indifference

November 07, 2019

It is easy to see incels — short for "involuntarily celibate" — as just another example of misogyny. This is so, but it is also true that the incel phenomenon departs from how today's masculinity works. Incels are part of a growing trend of radical-right movements that are anguished by the...

The Invaluable Hour: Killing the Labor Movement

November 02, 2017

The gig community, which is on a path to quickly becoming a majority, needs the collaborative protection that the labor movement originally provided. Society has spent more than a century fighting over the value of human labor. In The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith links a society’s potential...