Monthly Archives: November 2011

Using Machines to Race

This is an informal summary of Race Against the Machine (Brynjolfsson, McAfee) which I found intriguing.  The book says that much of our increased structural unemployment is due to the rapid pace of technological advancement and the inability of training … Continue reading

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What would a better democracy look like?

Our current democracies are poor at serving the needs, never mind the wishes of the public.  Some of this is for obvious reasons – tyranny of the majority, particularly in the US with a two party system, the entire political … Continue reading

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