Hold the Phone: A Big-Data Conundrum – NYTimes.com “Correlations are what motivate us to look further. If all that big data does — and it surely does more — is to point out interesting correlations whose fundamental reasons we unpack in other ways, that already has immense value” (Sendhil Mullainathan) Posted from Diigo.
James Waterworth laments EU policies that impede the emergence of new online services and markets. – Project Syndicate Posted from Diigo.
Poetry: Who Needs It? – NYTimes.com “A century ago, poetry did not appear in little magazines devoted to it, but on the pages of newspapers and mass-circulation magazines. The big magazines and even the newspapers began declining about the time they stopped printing poetry. (I know, I know — I’ve put the cause before the […]
Patent Litigation Cost US Business About A Trillion Dollars In A Quarter Century, Outweighing Benefits | Techdirt The Costs and Benefits of United States Patents by James E. Bessen, Peter Neuhäusler, John L. Turner, Jonathan W. Williams | SSRN Posted from Diigo.
What is network neutrality? – Everything you need to know about network neutrality – Vox Posted from Diigo.
The short guide to Capital in the 21st Century – Vox Posted from Diigo.
Interview With David Andolfatto – Business Insider “St. Louis Fed Vice President: Bitcoin Could Be A Good Threat To Central Banks” Posted from Diigo.
The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – NYTimes.com “What makes the social commons more relevant today is that we are constructing an Internet of Things infrastructure that optimizes collaboration, universal access and inclusion, all of which are critical to the creation of social capital and the ushering in of a sharing economy. The Internet of Things is […]
Kenneth Rogoff identifies several obstacles to keeping living standards on an upward trajectory. – Project Syndicate “Capitalist economies have been spectacularly efficient at enabling growing consumption of private goods, at least over the long run. When it comes to public goods – such as education, the environment, health care, and equal opportunity – the record […]
The Battle for Power on the Internet – Bruce Schneier – The Atlantic “We’re in the middle of an epic battle for power in cyberspace. On one side are the traditional, organized, institutional powers such as governments and large multinational corporations. On the other are the distributed and nimble: grassroots movements, dissident groups, hackers, and […]