Making your own way in the gig economy

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It’s very easy to feel disenchanted by the new gig economy. However, anthropologist Ilana Gershon tells Renegade Inc. there are important ways workers can exploit the new economy for their own benefit.

We cannot fight the NRA through a fog of doubt

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The students of Stoneman Douglas High School and their allies cannot take on the NRA with passion alone. If gun control has any chance of succeeding, advocates will need time to understand exactly how their opponents operate.

A Renegade Inc. guide to Facebook privacy

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In light of the recent Cambridge Analytica revelations, we thought it important to show Facebook users how to reclaim some of their internet privacy.

Cambridge Analytica & the myth of internet voodoo magic

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The Cambridge Analytica revelations are not proof of some internet voodoo magic, they have merely demonstrated, perhaps for the first time, how online advertising actually works. Except that, according to UK consultant, Matt Muir, we don’t even really know if it works.

Question everything

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In a sensationalist world that operates at breakneck speed, many of us get caught careering between stimulus and response, rarely stopping to think critically about why we do what we do. More fundamentally, with nationalism on the rise, we ask: can philosophy enable us to think differently about our true identity? Stine Jensen is a Danish philosopher who lives in the Netherlands, a country and people that are not afraid of big or new ideas. We went there to meet her to find out about the importance philosophy has in our modern distracted world. We also wanted to know if Plato was right. Is the unexamined life really not worth living?

If it’s not working, redesign it

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At a time when the planet faces its biggest environmental challenge and humans struggle to redefine work in the face of automation, there has never been a better time to imagine a different reality. Daan Roosegaarde is a Dutch designer who is addressing some of the most pressing issues we face. We travelled to his studio in Rotterdam to talk about the importance of making the necessary leap to a brave new world.

Vero backlash & the hypocrisy of foreign influence

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It took less than 48 hours for Vero to enter the public consciousness before questions were raised about its legitimacy, coming under fire for being owned by a Lebanese billionaire. Because apparently, anything developed outside of the United States is the equivalent to signing up to the axis of evil.

Poverty porn: divide, fool, rule

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For many years the British tabloid press has had a monopoly on how the working class perceives themselves and their communities. But tabloid power is waning, creating an opportunity to tell a different story. One that’s more human and intricate. Not designed to divide, fool and rule. Joining us to work out if we are wiser to media manipulation or complicit in it are Aaron Reeves, associate professorial research fellow at the International inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics and Dr James Alan Anslow a writer and researcher in depth psychology, and former tabloid journalist.