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This week, Eric Kohn, Stephen Barrows, and Dan Churchwell discuss the new vaccine mandate President Joe Biden has announced for businesses larger than 100 employees, to be administered by OSHA. In what ways are they failing to consider the role of incentives, and what unintended consequences might this effort have? Will it just drive people further into their political corners and continue to undermine faith in our institutions? Then, they discuss a new piece in Wired from Azeen Azhar about the concept of exponential growth. Are we prepared for a time when technological growth happens at a blinding pace? Can we even effectively prepare for it? Are we at all prepared to cope with the unrest that it will create?

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The Exponential Age will transform economics forever | Wired

The Way Amazon Uses Tech to Squeeze Performance Out of Workers Deserves Its Own Name: Bezosism | WSJ

The Box: How the Shipping Container Made the World Smaller and the World Economy Bigger | Marc Levinson

The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation | Carl Benedikt Frey

Ezra Klein Interviews L.M. Sacasas | New York Times