Weekend list #17

Two decades of income inequality in Britain

This IFS paper has a particular focus on explaining why income inequality over most of the distribution has actually declined over the past twenty years.

The jobs Americans do

Popular ideas about the working class are woefully out of date.

Robot tax: Do androids dream of personal deductions?

A levy on machines, some say, could thwart job-creating technologies. (Click here if you’re not an FT subscriber. Birkbeckians have free access.)

Intelligence: a history

Intelligence has always been used as fig leaf to justify domination and destruction. No wonder we fear super-smart robots.

Mechanism Design basics (video)

Part of Tim Roughgarden‘s Algorithmic Game Theory class at Stanford University.