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DoorDash engineers will find out what it’s like schlepping food around town. But it might not help.

In software development, there’s a phenomenon known as “eating your own dog food.”

“Dogfooding,” as it’s often called, is the act of using your own software — even as you’re building it — so you can figure out what’s good and bad about it. …

A classification system that was designed to protect consumers and small producers often fails to help either.

Geographic indications.

It’s a somewhat obscure term, but one that’s essential to understanding this article. The concept is a pretty simple one: in many countries, particularly in Europe, food producers and drink-makers can basically trademark distinctive products from their region. …

A brief history of Germany’s economic miracle

“Transportation and communication services had ceased to function. Agriculture and industry were largely at a standstill. Food was scarce and there was a serious risk of famine and disease during the coming months. And to crown it all there was no central government in being, and the machinery whereby a…

The victory condition isn’t highest profits, it’s market dominance

Capital-as-power, a framework from Jonathan Nitzan and Shimshon Bichler, holds that companies don’t seek to be as profitable as possible — but rather to accumulate as much power as possible. A company doesn’t seek to be as big as possible, but rather, as dominant.

https://capitalaspower.com/

There are two strategies for…

I Read It So You Don’t Have To

A recent book explains how humans think about wealth, economics, and success

What did I read?

The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness published in September 2020.

So who is Morgan Housel?

Morgan Housel is a former financial columnist for the Wall Street Journal. He is now a partner at Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm.

Give me the 30-second sell.

Unlike in the fields of medicine or engineering, expertise in…

“Voluntary Time Off” is their trojan horse to exploit workers, minimize wage costs and protect tax breaks

Short break times. Punishment for using the bathroom. Worker surveillance. These are some of the poor working conditions in Amazon warehouses that have been documented in recent years. But, Amazon’s exploitative practices go beyond their blatantly poor treatment of workers. …

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