Category Archives: Economics

I attach this tag to anything relating to the economy, whether or not more detailed tags are also warranted. I have a Master’s in this area of study, and copyediting economic research is my number one source of income: if it seems like I’m coming out of left field it’s more likely that you’re having difficulties connecting the dots in my logic as opposed to me being totally off the mark.

One way that neurotech can be dumb: “Any maybe leaders”, profiling relating to a policy position, and 20-year advance foreign suppression in an open country

The situation: A foreign group calculates a potential loss in the 20-year timeframe if Domestic Policy A becomes supported in government. 10,000 “maybe leaders” under the age of 25 have their social media accounts hacked for the purpose of finding … Continue reading

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Blackmail hunting should be an explicit crime. This is not at all the same as journalism or whistleblowing or any other type of non-blackmail activity.

Distinctions between criminal blackmail and journalism Intent: Journalism: Obtain information that would be of interest to the public, and then make money writing things that it is believed the public should know about Blackmail: Obtain information (whether involving embarrassing, criminal, … Continue reading

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Any back any stab blackmail culture of 2017

In 2017, people do not want to give their name to a stranger. In 2017, people do not want to tell a stranger even which part of town they live in until relatively assured that you are not an adherent … Continue reading

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Thoughts relating to perspectives on “flexible labour” as pertains to freelancers / contractors / self-employed

What share of independent professionals would turn down a guaranteed 40 hour work week at 80% of the pay per unit output? The benefits of flexible labour supply should not be ignored, and potential lifestyle aspects will appeal to some. … Continue reading

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Choice of comparator scenarios in policy analysis

Choice of comparisons of anti-poverty approaches (or many policy analyses) are driven by the list of the top most politically probable. For example, you don’t compare 9, 10 and 11% options in modelling the effects of a shock or government … Continue reading

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Report from “Targeted Individuals Toronto” Starbucks meeting (very past tense)

One guy arrived with a second guy and inferred that he was maybe a member of a gang, or threatened by a member of a gang into silence or both. A third guy on a phone at the other side … Continue reading

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Confirmation bias in the social media age as more relevant than desirability bias in the pre social media age?

Previously, some mere hundreds or thousands of varying sizes of media outlets competed for advertiser and subsriber dollars in media markets. To sell, it obviously makes sense to try to sell people what they want to read, what they want … Continue reading

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Belgium conquered Congo and not the other way around because grains are amenable to taxation and cassava is not

Via marginalrevolution.com, a book coming out in August explains how grains, as easily visible while growing, storable, and suitable for allocating rations, were amenable to taxation and hence the building and maintaining of larger political entities. The book is called Against … Continue reading

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Toughen’em up vs. rip’em to shreds: There is a certain logic, but beyond a certain point it most definitely adds up to sabotage

Because stars have to deal with much interference, therefore everyone would be better off if everyone were eternally fucked with, just in case they become a star, then they’ll be really ready to deal with the interference. How many billions … Continue reading

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One line of logic for useful idiots in application of a Stasi-style Zersetzung

How to make leaders: If you don’t fuck with potential leaders 24/7, then how on earth would we know who the REAL leaders are? In order to find leaders, fuck with any maybe leader.   (P.S.: theoretically speaking, increased barriers … Continue reading

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