UP NEXT: The Issue with Inflation

On November 30th, Luckbox will release it next issue. The following is a sneak preview. To make sure The Issue with Inflation is in your inbox, subscribe for free here. When it became apparent last month that inflation had reached 6.2%—the highest it’s been in 31 years—even the optimists began backing away from the idea that pandemic-related … Continued

The Luckbox Bookshelf

New and not-so-new books that captured our attention this month  The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power  By Shoshana Zuboff Shoshana Zuboff came up with the phrase “surveillance capitalism” to describe how companies accumulate wealth and amass power in the new “behavioral futures markets.” As … Continued

Take Back Control of Your Data

The surveillance economy robs you of valuable personal information. Don’t stand for it! Follow these steps to fight back. Devices Choose ‘dumb’ devices over ‘smart’ ones whenever possible. A smart kettle is not necessarily an improvement over a good old-fashioned one, and it represents a privacy risk. Anything that can connect to the internet can … Continued

The LAST Picture

Tempering a Taper Tantrum? Fed Chair Jerome Powell looks as though he may have a lot on his mind these days. But who could blame him? COVID-19 is interrupting supply chains, hourly workers seem reluctant to return to the labor force after quarantine, and the specter of inflation is once again casting a shadow over … Continued

Should Society Legalize Psychedelics?

Intelligence Squared U.S.invites some of the world’s brightest thinkers to debate issues of the day. The organization was founded in New York in 2006 to promote intellectual diversity by fostering respect for differing opinions. The debates are organized in the traditional Oxford style. The side that convinces more audience members to embrace its arguments wins. … Continued

More Luckbox Love

Luckbox magazine earned one first place and two honorable mentions in the 2021 Folio Magazine Eddie and Ozzie Awards for editorial excellence presented Oct. 14 at a gala dinner in New York. The magazine took the top prize in the category of Best Full (Instructional) Issue for the December 2020/January 2021 edition: The Art & Science … Continued

Nakamoto’s New Era

Terms like “mining” and “proof of work” are essential for cryptocurrency literacy. In his latest book, Anthony Scaramucci simplifies the complex and explains why his firm now wholly embraces bitcoin On Oct. 31, 2008, a link to an eight-page white paper written by Satoshi Nakamoto titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was posted to … Continued

Should America Forgive Student Debt?

Intelligence Squared has pitted some of the world’s brightest thinkers against each other in debates. It was founded in London in 2002 with the mission of promoting intellectual diversity by fostering respect for differing opinions. The debates are organized in the traditional Oxford style. The side that convinces more audience members to embrace its arguments … Continued

Digital Literacy

Luckbox readers are ahead of the curve when it comes to investing in bitcoin. A Gallup panel conducted in June defines U.S. investors as “adults with $10,000 or more invested in stocks, bonds or mutual funds, either within or outside a retirement fund.” Among the investors polled, only 6% owned bitcoin. Meanwhile, nearly 58% of … Continued

Luckbox Love

The prestigious publishing award recognizes the best in magazine editorial. Luck follows the prepared. For more than 25 years, the Folio: Eddie Awards have recognized excellence in journalism and design across all sectors of the publishing industry.  The awards span all corners of the publishing industry, whether it’s a niche magazine with an audience of … Continued