The concept of economic dignity which has been getting a bit of airtime in the past few days makes a lot of sense to me. The Atlantic covers it with a suitably clickbait title: "Economics if Broken". The term comes from Gene Sperling, former economic advisor to Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and is … Continue reading Economic Dignity
The media is already shaping the 2020 debate into a sporting event - at the expense of real policy debate.
Sometimes you have to say what you have to say... in German.
In the Long Run, no Job is Forever, but for now the best way to win is combine domain expertise with technology.
How individual issues go to build party bases.
I have a lot of respect for Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger and others who've made fortunes but then also share their observations with the world. Some of the perspectives are genuinely enlightening (and not just for people who want to "get rich") - take Charlie Munger's 1995 piece on misjudgment for example. That makes it … Continue reading Willful Misjudgment: Charlie Munger and Inequality
Technology is creating massive change in society. In many cases, that's for good, but there is certainly the potential for great harm. A lot of press coverage focused on anecdotal incidents of bad outcomes. These are sometimes outliers or red-herrings (deaths from autonomous vehicles, for example, are terrible for those involved, but it is still … Continue reading Getting Better at Technology Ethics: EthicsOS
For AI startups, just like API startups going full stack in a particular market might be more successful than providing a generic service.
Andrew Leonard has nice post on medium which summarizes a lot of the current angst around Amazon's use of open source to power its services. (A post with one of the best blog graphics I've seen in a long while: it's worth clicking through even just for that!). The current controversy revolves around Elastic's changes … Continue reading Closing up Open Source is not the answer to AWS
How acceptable is it for a civic tech project to make a profit?