Thursday, November 28, 2013

Glenn Greenwald on HardTalk BBC

It does no good for your reputation to be a reporter who is reflexively prostrate to government statements. It does you no good to get in a slanging match with Glenn Greenwald. He's better at debating than you are.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Links for Later 11-19-13

  1. Topological modification of network data for AI applications.
  2. Archaic humans interbred with Neanderthals, Denisovians, and some other close neighbor hominids we havn't identified yet.
  3. Krugman on Cochrane on Keynesian economics. More here.
  4. Krugman on Summers on the "permanent slump".
  5. The current state of risk management and financial forecasting. 30 potential risk measures surveyed.
  6. Analysis of the recently leaked sections of the TPP.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Night of the Doctor

Well, well, well, Paul McGann back as the Eighth Doctor for a brief prelude to Day of the Doctor.

Dr. Keynes Revisited

In which University of Chicago professor and asset pricing guru Dr. John Cochrane criticizes the traditional Keynsian view that government spending has a positive multiplier at the zero lower bound, only to be refuted by Drs. DeLong and Krugman, and the question "Does anyone believe this stuff anymore?"is answered.

On Memory Palaces

New content up on a short post containing the basics of the memory palace system, according to Giordano Bruno.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Links for Later 11-1-13

  1. What is Ender's Game really about? Terrible choices in war, or child abuse?
  2. The Donna Minkowitz/Orson Scott Card interview referenced in (1). Jawdropping.
  3. Michael Flynn's marvelous series of articles on Galileo's role in the Copernican controversy of the 1600's begins here. Read the whole thing. One of the most fun and informative articles on the history of science in the late Renaissance/Early Modern period I've ever read.
  4. Brad DeLong's scenario analysis of the US economy going forward.
  5. Edward Snowden may be invited to testify on NSA spying in Germany.