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.

Would you put the same toll operator in charge of both the roads and who may be visited via their use?

Bell wants the right to block websites in the absence of legal process, putting the onus on startup website operators to take on the largest media corporation in the country to defend their legal and fair use of materials, as … Continue reading

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CIA and NSA funding seeded Google founders first research in that direction

This article outlines an interesting but generally unknown detail at the origins of Google, namely that CIA and NSA funding was at the origins of first research leading towards Google, via university research grants. It also addresses how this made … Continue reading

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How your local cause stalking interest group (e.g., Nazis, anti-Nazis, mysogynists, feminists, socialists, anti-socialists, capitalists, anti-capitalists, etc.) could use off-the-shelf drone hardware to assassinate you using facial recognition

Drones can now be readily outfitted with facial recognition technologies for assassination purposes, as demonstrated by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, who believe that the general public and also defense policymakers are insufficiently aware of the risk.   What … Continue reading

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Sticks, for trade and human rights: Why not tariffs?

Tariffs as a means of influencing standards involved in production processes are 1) difficult to define and also difficult to implement, 2) reduce ties and increase probability of any given issue leading towards heightened conflict or even war and 3) … Continue reading

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Torture is benevolence, designed to helpfully help victims to have opportunities to seek disclosure

Whoever mentions to you the existence of the contents of Chapter 1 or 2 of the standard texts or support materials related to some skills for a project being undertaken is extremely deserving of credit for such assistance, and for … Continue reading

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Guide for “Fair Use” (USA) in non-fiction

For practical purposes, “Fair Use” in Canada is much more empowering than in the US, in part due to a Supreme Court ruling that educational uses (e.g., not for profit) should be interpreted in the most liberal manner possible. For those … Continue reading

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A Show of Force Operation (SOFO) is …

A Show of Force Operation (SOFO) is an activity that is used to warn, intimidate, and showcase capabilities … … The BSSR describes a SOFO as an impressive display of … power and resolve, which is used to convey an overwhelming … Continue reading

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Silent reading may have been key for intellectual advancement and freedom

There’s much debate about when Europeans began to read silently, but it’s likely that the development “helped facilitate intellectual rigor, introspection, criticism of the government and religion, even irony and cynicism that would have been awkward to read aloud.” More … Continue reading

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Chilean saltpeter mining experience, not technocratic expertise, may explain its effective macroeconomic management of resource wealth

Why is Chile an exception to the rule among non-Western countries, whose macroeconomic management of resource wealth enables natural resources-based growth without high inflation or Dutch Disease? Chile is commonly held up as a model for other countries which may … Continue reading

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Pain/reward stimuli responses have biophysical bases – therefore the robotic humanoid should welcome what potential they might be permitted within a system controlled on the basis of highly refined (data-intensive and) oppressive psychosocial control

Unedited reflections on efforts to induce robot-esque self image based on biophysical reality of pain/reward response, which I do not believe I have effectively addressed elsewhere: Consistent with many hypnotic-related psychological warfare and brainwashing strategies, this in no small part … Continue reading

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