Newsweek (Furzy Mouse).
Rolling Stone. Musk: “Is there anybody you think I should date? It’s so hard for me to even meet people.”
Business Insider. If there were a “Five Stages of Grief for Founders,” I bet “Hating on Shorts” would be one of them.
San Francisco Chronicle
WIRED. Anthony Levandowski: “Part of it being smarter than us means it will decide how it evolves, but at least we can decide how we act around it. I would love for the machine to see us as its beloved elders that it respects and takes care of. We would want this intelligence to say, ‘Humans should still have rights, even though I’m in charge.'”
The Independent (YY). YY: “I don’t understand the functional merit of the cloud when local storage options get exponentially ever cheaper, physically smaller, and higher in capacity on a daily basis. The wonder of sharing and convenience goes out the window when the cloud becomes unreliable, let alone something you can trust. The same bandwidth and speed which allows for the cloud to be marketed also turns the functional advantages into mere hype to tie customers into client relationships.”
Liberty Street Economics. Betteridge’s Law….
The New Statesman
Bill Mitchell. From October, still germane.
Moon of Alabama
Pew Research Center
Peter Tasker. “The end of American exceptionalism means the end of Japanese exceptionalism too.”
New Cold War
Atlantic and The Intercept (GF) vs Medium. Lie down with dogs…
Washington’s Blog. New perspectives on attribution.
WaPo. Ron Johnson.
WSJ. Chained CPI. For the politics of chained CPI and Social Security, see here.
Los Angeles Times
Robert Rubin, WaPp
Zephyr Teachout, Medium (GF).
Sex in Politics…Not!
Matt Yglesias, Vox
Timothy Jost, Heatlh Affairs. “The premium tax credit increases driven by higher premiums caused by the Trump administration’s termination of cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers are making bronze plans free and gold plans more affordable for many consumers. This is likely causing many shoppers to actually select a plan once they have visited HealthCare.gov to find their options.” I was skeptical of the Silver Switcharoo, but perhaps wrongly. I’d love to see breakdowns of the enrollment data, especially by income and jurisdiction. Also, these are figures for HealthCare.gov, not (say) Covered Califorinia.
Modern Heath Care
NYT. “Medicare will cover Shingrix under Part D (like its predecessor), not under Part B like the flu vaccine. That complicates reimbursement for those seeking vaccination in doctors’ offices, so Medicare patients will probably find it simpler to head for a pharmacy. But not all Medicare recipients have Part D, and those that do could face co-payments.”
HuffPo (CL). CL; “The ploy that it’s ‘not well understood’ is especially dishonest, and also part of a pattern. In the first place, it IS well understood; it’s been used for thousands of years. In the second, in this case as in others, the industry essentially refuses to research it, then invokes the lack of research as excuse to ban it – and in effect, to block research!”
MIT Technology Review. See, e.g., (PDF).
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The New Yorker. “In dozens of criminal trials, prosecutors have put the same gun in the hands of more than one defendant.”
Guardian. Couldn’t they collect model trains? Or stamps?
Res Obscura (CL).
The Week (Furzy Mouse).
Antidote du jour ():
Guys I just found out that super chill cat was from a neighborhood in Istanbul and when she passed away in 2015 the residents missed her so much they made a statue of her sitting in the same spot and I am now dead my ghost is typing this
— August J. Pollak (@AugustJPollak)