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US President Donald Trump and wife Melania (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Home of the bravado

This week in Side View: journalists find a friend in defamation law, McKinsey versus the middle class, latest corruption scores, and we're gonna build a wall — badly.

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Gutting the future, one start-up at a time

Interest rates are sitting at record lows and the world of start-ups is booming. But there are much more important things that need investment.

UBI proponent Hillary Clinton.

Universal basic income

Welcome to For Your Information, where Helen Razer explains a topic of global, local or, occasionally, no significance.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The Helen Razer glossary for ruling class go-getters

The Crikey Standing Committee on Deluded English presents a glossary for our go-go times

Razer: Uber boss’ departure is a cynical ploy and won’t make the company ‘more ethical’

Troubled Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his role at Uber, with many believing his exit will bring forth a great new era of morality and principle at the company. Problem is, they're wrong.

Rich, white finance sector men build their own ‘safe space’ on a floating tax haven

The Silicon Valley founders of the Seasteading Institute have falsely promoted themselves for some time as philanthropists.

What to read this weekend: recommendations from the bunker

What we're reading this weekend: confessions of an Instagram influencer, the psychology behind catcalling, literary awards' hidden costs, how Silicon Valley spreads its bland aesthetic, and chatting to a former editor of the OED.

Do you Yahoo? Delete your account

Got a Yahoo email account? Delete it - the NSA has been rifling through it, with the help of Yahoo itself, an explosive report has revealed.

‘Innovation’ is the worst word of the year, with ‘agile’ a close second

The private sector is not the be all and end all of Australian technological advancement.

Big Bash cricket is the most innovative, agile and Turnbullian start-up in Australia

Is there room for non-tech thinking in Malcolm Turnbull's ideas boom?

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