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Algorithms Reshaping Our World..For Better or Worse?

From TED

Kevin Slavin argues that we’re living in a world designed for — and increasingly controlled by — algorithms. In this riveting talk from TEDGlobal, he shows how these complex computer programs determine: espionage tactics, stock prices, movie scripts, and architecture. 128 more words


Why not a 100% tax? And other schemes...

This post is slightly edited from the original October 2012 draft; also, it must be noted, at a time when I followed politicians.

In light of the upcoming so-called fiscal cliff I decided to publish this draft written almost two months ago . 1,566 more words


2016 Presidential Election Preview: Grading The Top 11 Potential Republican Presidential Candidates

Here is a look at the best 11 candidates that the Republican Party has to offer. I have graded them based on their social views, fiscal views, potential grassroots momentum, potential establishment support, their total candidate grade, their likelihood of winning the primary, and their overall likelihood of winning the general election. 1,007 more words



The distribution of resources among and about the masses of humanity has always been catawampus.  Both individually and collectively, humans are not very adept at… 1,100 more words

Bonum Publicum

From the Editor's Perch...

How Large Should Government Be?

First.  Here is a smidgeon of history from “Bismark’s Legacy” by Tom Palmer:

“The welfare state in its modern form originated in the late nineteenth century in Germany in the political maneuvering and “state building” of the German statesman Otto Von Bismark…  Bismark ushered in the German welfare state through a series of compulsory insurance schemes for accidents, health, disability, and old age…” 487 more words

From The Editor's Perch