And, my first unboxing photoset:
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
I stumbled on this 25 minute video recorded last year in South Africa. Clayton Christensen discusses how the cycle of innovation may have been interrupted, contributing to jobless recoveries.
In my opinion, add this analysis to those of Piketty's Capital in 21st Century and Brynjolfsson & McAfee's Second Machine Age when trying to understand the issues we face with employment and inequality.
I guess one overly-simplistic takeaway could be: you get what you measure, so be careful what you measure. More importantly, this suggests, as other analysis seems to as well, that capitalism has been hijacked by finance (and financiers, I suppose) resulting in sub-optimal outcomes, unless you're in finance. The role of capitalism in society is vitally important, and we need to find analysis and vocabulary to help us make policy and political decisions that make sure capitalism is generative, not extractive.
Monday, May 26, 2014
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Sunday, April 06, 2014
New York Times:
[image thanks to New York Times]
Here is more good writing about Peter:
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Thanks to Spaceref, a link to a paper describing the local set of galaxies within which we find ourselves.
Kinda boggles the mind. Wonder how many other minds there are in this region writing similar papers.
Monday, February 24, 2014
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Friday, December 13, 2013
'He is referring to the 2012 book Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty, in which economist Daron Acemoglu, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, argues that societies fail when they move from an inclusive to an extractive economy, meaning an economy “designed to extract incomes and wealth from one subset of society (the masses) to benefit a different subset (the governing elite).”'from: http://www.thestar.com/news/atkinsonseries/2013/12/13/the_incredible_disappearing_middle_class.html, via: @sarahkendzir
image thanks to: http://economyincrisis.org/content/america-is-caught-in-a-vicious-downward-cycle