Why Finland’s Basic Income Experiment Isn’t Working – The New York Times

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Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders, according to exit polls — Quartz

The far-right leader fell far short of the 24 seats he had been predicted.

Source: Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders, according to exit polls — Quartz

Why I think “Marketplaces” are not just software, but a human opportunity

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Many people are worried that software automates human jobs out of existence. But not all software is like that. There are software businesses that have created many thousands of new jobs, and not just jobs at software companies, but new, independent jobs for people all over the world. These businesses use software to create marketplaces, and on those marketplaces sellers of goods and services can thrive: Hundreds of thousands of small businesses who sell on eBay or Etsy, tens of thousands of bands who sell music and merchandise on Bandcamp, tens of thousands of designers who sell web site designs on WordPress, to name a few. This is software used for a great purpose, to attract a large group of buyers and then open up that aggregated buying power to third party vendors instead of keeping it all to yourself. It’s the digital equivalent of using the town center to open…

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