Monthly Archives: February 2014

21st Century Production Functions and Implications for the Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment and the General Population

I have been thinking a lot about economic models ever since I studied economics, but I have been thinking about them a lot more since the financial crisis. One point that has been a part of my thinking for a … Continue reading
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Nighttime Silver Linings

Jazz is a sunset,
orange moon slowly rising,
silver reflections.
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Google is not an NGO

There are several interesting quotes from the recently published Edelman Trust Barometer 2014 — Executive Summary. First, the Edelman report makes a big deal about “informed publics” (but they don’t define this term): General public populations reported substantially lower trust … Continue reading
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Transcending Textual Materialism

Of course my writing is linked — there are relationships between my ideas, whether I am aware of them or not, whether or not I explicate such relations as I write down my thoughts. Hence, it is not at all … Continue reading
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Life Mashups: Business + Love

Yesterday’s acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook (and the subsequent reporting about the 19 billion dollar deal) has underscored something I have been thinking about a lot lately. Most people have 2 distinctly separated compartments in which they live out their … Continue reading
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What Seems Wrong with TL;DR Monologues

If you can make a point in a couple seconds, do it! If you are not satisfied with 5, 10 or maybe 20 seconds of my time, then you are asking me to sacrifice a lot, and to trust you … Continue reading
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Little Bitty Digital Fantasy

Closing a door behind him, the author prepares for a little change of pace…. It will be an experiment — an experiential quasi-essay, a window to a different space, one of fantastic cyber-surrealism. Approaching the entrance, he sticks out his … Continue reading
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Are You Wasting Your Time?

I think the vast majority of people use the Internet to waste time (they might, for example, visit websites like bored.com … that is, if they aren’t “hanging out” / “killing time” on facebook.com). The often play games, chat with … Continue reading
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Can somebody please explain to me how more automation is supposed to lead to more jobs?

There are many thing that make very little sense to me — so many that I hardly know where to start. Perhaps one of the most grotesque examples of this is when people say that we need more technological progress … Continue reading
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I probably care more about the role of my life in my environment than I care about most other people in the world

When I first said that to one of my friends, he was a little shocked. I don’t know how he feels about it now — I guess that is yet another example of how little I care about other people… … Continue reading
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