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Briefs

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Now that it’s over, time to tell the neo-medievalists: hurricanes are not new to Florida. Nicely researched and written piece by a chagrined resident.

Wednesday, August 30th, 2017

Those without much money invest in their homes; those with invest in equities.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Robots don’t eat chocolate. James Meek weaves a rich tale of Cadbury’s moving its chocolate factory from Bristol in England to Skarbimierz in Poland. We get EU politics, British commercial history and contemporary Polish politics. It’s a microcosm of the economic game of musical chairs happening in our era. [via Tyler Cowen’s marginalrevolution.com]

Sunday, December 4th, 2016

Francis Fukuyama coins and explains vetocracy. The intricacies are bamboozling—which is the point. Seems to me that fixing this is the first domino.

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

 

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

The illusion that we understand the past fosters overconfidence in our ability to predict the future.

Daniel Kahneman

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Re Facebook, “Mark Zuckerberg is to uselessness what Henry Ford was to the automobile.”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Dore Gold’s Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs summarizes the gradual thawing of China-Israel relations as China matures.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Paul Graham PyCon US 2012 keynote
wherein he spells out some of the big ambitious start-up ideas on our collective mind. Be the next Google. Fix email. Be the next Apple. Replace universities. Ongoing diagnostic healthcare.

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Sunday, March 6th, 2011

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Monday, January 19th, 2009

 
 

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