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along with the other plunder
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conservative turned liberal
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rich living forever.”
December 04, 2013 06:48PM
- “What Friedman didn't
know, or perhaps being so old
in the past, is
December 04, 2013 04:27PM
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They ads say, it's a really good hootch. Could be, but I don't often get shit faced, so I wouldn't know. But in the course of commenting on SA, I wordsmithed (not the first time), so I'll take this opportunity to mark my words.
Thus we have the fabless companies, seeking… Read full post »
column today impels me to work out some ideas that have been
bubbling away for some time.
Let's start with a sig from the archives,
Like everything else in technology, the cost of starting a startup has decreased dramatically. Now it's so low that it has disappeared into the noise.… Read full post »
Thanks, once again, to Artima for a precious
linked piece. I haven't followed javaworld, on purpose
anyway, in some years.
Why this piece? Well, as sometimes mentioned on various versions of this endeavor, I'm a Bermuda-phile. I've only been there once, alas, but I've stayed attached… Read full post »
You know that screech that happens when the roadies have messed
up the mike/speaker configuration? Positive feedback.
Well, the folks at DataMind have produced a ranking of Coursera stats-with-R offerings. I suppose it shouldn't be surprising that social networking is the number one… Read full post »
Well, there's been a tonne of ink spilled about Bezos' spiders'
web. Everyone concludes that it's just nuts.
Have a look at this map. Long range octocopters, perhaps? For the 10 mile radius that Bezos mentioned, and given that most of the centers are more or less in the middle of now… Read full post »
There's that line, sort of, from 1930's cliffhanger serials; "Unhand her, you cad!!" I was watching something else, and I'm not a fan of Bezos anyway, so I missed the piece about the drones. Helpfully, it's now made print (well, sort of). As predicted in these endeavors some time ba… Read full post »
When these endeavors began, the first post asserted "Why the Stimulus Will Fail"
In 2009, who are the unemployed? Not, by and large, workers in factories that will make goods for American consumers. The deindustrialization of the economy, in progress since the 1970's, makes any stimulus program a low… Read full post »
Bitcoin is in the news again. Twice in the NYT in a few
What none of the pundit class has discussed, in the cyberink that comes my way, is what a fixed amount of currency (21 millions "units", as I understand it) would have on a global economy? … Read full post »
(Another in the occasional techy post. It's about healthcare.gov, so might be of interest.)
About a month ago, I mused that the Kiddies were the cause of healthcare.gov's abject failure.
I haven't yet found more than vague descriptions of the architecture of healthcare.gov (herein, hc.gov), b… Read full post »
Well, here we go again. The CPI percents are out, again. And, again, DEflation is the rule of the day. We're going Japanese. All you folks that been stuffing your moolah in the mattress, you win for the rest of us losing. Read full post »
Lars Peter Hansen is the Other Guy who got the Nobel in economics this year. Mostly been quiet about it, although it was generally understood from the outset that he was somewhere in between Shiller and Fama (get it?) on the ideological spectrum. Well, today Jeff Sommer in the NYT has… Read full post »
Law is long and widely known in econ circles, though not
mentioned often enough among the punditocracy. Obambi faces
it now, and once again, he's blinked (as of the time I'm
In essence, in the absence of symmetric true information, bad goods drive out good goods (hard to say,… Read full post »
From the outset, this endeavor was built on the notion that economic collapse is always traceable to income and wealth concentration. The reasoning is straightforward: collapse of an economy can only happen when most of the folks have little of the GDP and a few folks have most of the GDP… Read full post »
Bob's dad died.
You might remember Bob, that yakking paperclip that was supposed to make Windows easier to use? His pop was Clifford Nass, and the creation of Bob should be enough to ignore his passing. I mean Bob???
On the other hand, according to the recitation in the Times obit, h… Read full post »
Never been a big fan of Agile, which should come as no surprise, since any relationalist subscribes to the notion that one needs first decide on the nature of persistent data. There are lots of tools for schema migration these days, so don't give me any shit about that. Changing schema… Read full post »
A bit of history: in the late 1960s Uruguay's attempt to be the Switzerland of South America was coming unstuck. Most folks were getting poorer and a few folks were getting richer. The real economy was more surreal than real. Perhaps not the first, but certainly the first time… Read full post »
Let's, for the moment, assume that Obamacare works much as it was designed: provide affordable healthcare. Next, let's follow Einstein's lead and conduct a thought experiment. He devised the notion, although not the algebra, for the theory of special relativity whilst sitting on a tram lo… Read full post »
column this Saturday was unusual, in that there was no cite to
the QWERTY Analytics (or some such), just his byline, NYT, and BLS
data. Let's see.
Start with the title:
Changes in Labor Force Mask Gains in the Jobs SituationWith such a title, one would rationally expect…
Gentle reader, do you recall what I've been saying about quants, that Giant Pool of Money, and predicting the future? That, even without the various QEs, interest rates would still be falling, since there's less demand for physical capital. And that's because paybacks are getting longer,… Read full post »
Phil Factor has a piece on Knight Capital, to which I was obliged to comment. The comment closed with a bit of snark (you're surprised?):
I haven't yet found more than vague descriptions of the architecture of healthcare.gov (herein, hc.gov), but I'm willing to bet a quid that it's a labyrinth… Read full post »
When I was in high school, or perhaps even as early as junior high, I discovered geometric topology (algebraic topology is a tad tougher to grok), in the form of various conundra. Prime among equals was the Klein bottle.
... informally, it is a surface (a two-dimensional manifold) in which noti… Read full post »
Claaaaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssss!!!!!! Listen up!!
From today's newsfeeds, Briefing.com:
08:34 am : [BRIEFING.COM]
September nonfarm payrolls came in at 148K versus the 183K expected by the Briefing.com consensus. Nonfarm private payrolls added 126K against the 183K consensus. The unemployment rat… Read full post »
More bloviating on the Nobel choice of economics winners.
Today it's one Raj Chetty who argues that
"Yes, Economics Is a Science". He's wrong, of course,
despite living in a saltwater economics environment with Krugman,
I'm troubled by the sense among skeptics that disagreements ab… Read full post »
These are the noble gases:
Helium, atomic number 2
Neon, atomic number 10
Argon, atomic number 18
Krypton, atomic number 36
Xenon, atomic number 54
Radon, atomic number 86
A bunch of guys in Stockholm, intellectual number 0
Yes, a bit of spleen regarding the good burghers of StockholmM who decided to award t… Read full post »
(HSBC, apparently, doesn't want to hear bad tidings, as it
wouldn't Submit the following. The reference is to
Well, it is comforting that fascism reigns supreme amongst the bankster crowd. Mr. King listed 5 reasons for a decline of The West. He missed out.
The most import… Read full post »
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