STEVEN JOHNSON ~ FARSIGHTED ~ 2018

~ TATMIACDIASTATEAOOL:WE;DR;CL;EE ~ The Ability To Make Informed And Creative Decisions Is A Skill That Applies To Every Aspect Of Our Lives: Work Environments; Domestic Roles; Civic Lives; Economic Existence

~ I-O-C-O-I-COTUSFWWROOT-DC ~ Intelligence – Or – Confidence – Or – Intuition – Can Only Take Us So Far When We Reach One Of Those – Difficult Crossroads

~ WTTF-FTTOOCD-SOTJTLTT-B-S-WIMM-WNTRTT ~ We Tend To Fast-Forward To The Outcomes Of Complex Decisions – Skipping Over The Journey That Led To Them – But – Sometimes – When It Matters Most – We Need To Rewind The Tape

~ BR ~ Bounded Rationality

~ ‘GT’-MOTTTHBDTACD-MHBSETSA-TPBSOBO-GB-A-TU-TWROKTAW-CGP ~ “GroupThink” – Many Of The Techniques That Have Been Developed To Augment Complex Decision-Making Have Been Specifically Engineered To Steer Around – The Potential Blind Spots Or Biases Of – Group Behavior – And – To Uncover – The Wide Range Of Knowledge That A Well-Curated Group Possesses

~ E-L-TD-IA-S-OA-F:U-NTBR-SDFIPTWCSIIFC ~ Every – Long-Term Decision – Is A – Snowflake – Or A – Fingerprint: Unique – Never To Be Repeated – So Different From Its Peers That We Can’t Shovel It Into Formulaic Categories

~ MTAE-WWFOCOOLHC-WNTSIOIOT-WFE-TIWIUADBIRSPC-BTIW-T-ISATWTDBFTP-IAISP-TWOSCBT ~ More Than Anything Else – When We Find Ourselves Confronting One Of Life’s Hard Choices – We Need To See It On Its Own Terms – With Fresh Eyes – There Is Wisdom In Understanding A Decision Because It Resemble Some Past Crossroads – But There Is Wisdom – Too – In Seeing All The Ways The Decision Breaks From The Past – In Appreciating Its Singular Properties – This Way Of Seeing Can Be Taught

~ TBS ~ The Blind Spot

~ ITTUAPWMIV-IOIFUTPATRED-SODIBOO-PAT-OSMTRBTUWTAOTS-POMTRDILHTMSOATDI-BIIJAITRTHTHOUIYN-TUT ~ In Trying To Understand A Problem With Many Interacting Variables – It’s Often Impossible For Us To Perceive All The Relevant Elements Directly – So Our Decision Is Built Out Of – Proxies And Translators – Other Specialized Minds That Report Back To Us With Their Assessment Of The Situation – Part Of Making The Right Decision Is Learning How To Make Sense Of All Those Different Inputs – But – It Is Just As Important To Recognize The Holes That Have Opened Up In Your Network – The Unreliable Translators

~ WFAD-TI-M-I-V-PHATTPO-‘A’-V-A-MTDBOTE-B-FDTMRFY-IMSTEOP ~ When Facing A Decision – That Involves – Multiple – Independent – Variables – People Have A Tendency To Pick One – “Anchor” – Variable – And – Make Their Decision Based On That Element – But – For Decisions That May Reverberate For Years – It Makes Sense To Expand Our Perspective

~ ID-DACD-CHETTCOTI-TCOE-SC-IH-TIFHC ~ Influence Diagrams – Diagramming A Complex Decision – Can Help Elucidate The True Complexity Of The Issue – The Chain Of Effects – Sometimes Called – Impact Highways – That Inevitably Follow Hard Choices

~ D-EFDHIOUM-OC-A-TAOMTCWAMWAPLNIFTMTMSET-B-IIDTKOKVRTSTSAITI-A-TBWTDTVITGDPOEOTP ~ Diversity – Every Farsighted Decision Has Its Own Unique Map – Of Course – And – The Art Of Making Those Choices With As Much Wisdom As Possible Lies Not In Forcing That Map To Match Some Existing Template – But – Instead In Developing The Kind Of Keen Vision Required To See The Situation As It Truly Is – And – The Best Way To Develop That Vision Is To Get Different Pairs Of Eyes On The Problem

~ TMIEI-TDOPYA-TDODISSTIATAEWTDPBATTGHNRETTCAH ~ The Most Important Element Is – The Diversity Of Perspectives You Assemble – The Power Of Diversity Is So Strong That It Appears To Apply Even When The Divers Perspectives Being Added To The Group Have No Relevant Expertise To The Case At Hand

~ HG-T-TCTDTQ ~ Homogeneous Groups – Tend – To Come To Decisions Too Quickly

~ YCETDOAEG-WBIO-SBD-‘ER’-TEOTPBOTKTHTBTTD-IOLFTCGOSK-PWETSTUPOTC ~ You Can Enhance The Diversity Of An Existing Group – Without Bringing In Outsiders – Simply By Designating – “Expert Roles” – To Each Of The Participants Based On The Knowledge They Happen To Bring To The Discussion – Instead Of Looking For The Common Ground Of Shared Knowledge – Participants Were Empowered To Share Their Unique Perspective On The Choice

~ STEWTBWITBCYAR ~ Sometimes The Easiest Way To Be Wrong Is To Be Certain You Are Right

~ TIWIBAAMMOTSYATTN-B-TIAACKOWIITBSOTM-TPWYDHC-EBYDHTRSOSAY-OBSEOTSIFU ~ There Is Wisdom In Building An Accurate Mental Map Of The System You Are Trying To Navigate – But There Is Also A Crucial Kind Of Wisdom In Identifying The Blank Spots On The Map – The Places Where You Don’t Have Clarity – Either Because You Don’t Have The Right Set Of Stakeholders Advising You – Or Because Some Element Of The Situation Is Fundamentally Unknowable

~ APTRTCLTOTBAPSOML-NJBIAOTGHSTTTI-B-BTVAOTAHCYAASMYTAWYMBM-CUWNC-TUP ~ Asking People To Rate Their Confidence Level Turns Out To Be A Productive Strategy On Multiple Levels – Not Just Because It Allows Others To Gauge How Seriously To Take Their Information – But – Because The Very Act Of Thinking About How Certain You Are About Something Makes You Think About What You Might Be Missing – Coming Up With New Choices – The Undiscovered Path

~ OE ~ Optimal Extremism

~ MSSCFTTFOA-‘E’-P-FFT-C-C-W-ASWEPANGAMVIASIOFC-OC-TAMEPTTOTB-DE-O-W ~ Most Significant Social Change First Takes The Form Of An – “extreme” – Position – Far From The – Centrist – Conventional – Wisdom – A Society Where Extreme Positions Are Not Granted A Meaningful Voice Is A Society Incapable Of Fundamental Change – Of Course – There Are Many Extreme Positions That Turn Out To Be – Dead-Ends – Or – Worse

~ SF~ SuperForecasters

~ FTLV-YNTDOMSFC For The Long View – You Need To Draw On Multiple Sources For Clues

~ RCT ~ Randomized Controlled Trial

~ S-MUBAP-A-SPMUBD-M ~ Simulations – Make Us Better At Predicting – And – Successful Predictions Make Us Better Decision-Makers

~ SP-YB-OMWTGB-OWTGW-A-OWTGW ~ Scenario Plans – You Build – One Model Where Things Get Better – One Where They Get Worse – And – One Where They Get Weird

~ PM-ITTSIGTD-A-ITCTWBRFTFD ~ PreMortem – Imagine That The Subject Is Going To Die – And – Imagine The Causes That Will Be Responsible For That Future Death

~ RT ~ Red Teams

~ HCAOHBTIOPLIMW-ASOATITI-THTTEAMCFSEP-TOTBAET ~ Hard Choices Are Often Hard Because They Impact Other People’s Lives In Meaningful Ways – And So Our Ability To Imagine The Impact – To Think Through The Emotional And Material Consequences From Someone Else’s Perspective – Turns Out To Be An Essential Talent

~ AWOMUITFPTAMAYEOT-RFTDTL ~ Another Way Of Mitigating Uncertainty Is To Favor Paths That Allow Modifications After You’ve Embarked On Them – Room For Tinkering Down The Line

~ Supercomputers Have Started Taking On The Role That In Ancient Times Belonged To The Oracles: To Peer Into The Future

~ WLIAS-A-SATKUFTLV ~ We Live In A Short-Attention-Span Age That Keeps Us From The Long View

~DGMSD ~ Diverse Groups Make Smarter Decisions

~ TLV ~ The Long View

~ WGTD? ~ Who Gets To Decide?

~ WITIO-D-IAIMG-THU-D-AAS-WOLSB ~ We Invented The Institution Of – Democracy – In All Its Many Guises – To Help Us – Decide – As A Society – What Our Laws Should Be

~ MIP-TIWO-MFCAAS-FT-WINWODO-CIEFUTT ~ Maybe It’s Possible – To Invent Ways Of – Making Farsighted Choices As A Society – Faster Than – We Invent New Ways Of Destroying Ourselves – Certainly It’s Essential For Us To Try

GEORGE TYLER ~ WHAT WENT WRONG ~ 2013

~ TA:FC ~ The Alternative: Family Capitalism

~ P-TATDOG-A-TMIBCS ~ Policies – To Ameliorate The Dangers Of Globalization – And – To Maximize Its Benefits Can Succeed

~ WTIO-OJIPO-EFBTV ~ When The Impact Of – Offshoring Jobs Is Pointed Out – Executives Frequently Blame The Victims

~ D-F-JW-ARAOHAND ~ Debt-Free Corporations – Juxtaposed With – A Record Amount Of Household And National Debt

~ RC-SOTTOGBSI ~ Regulatory Capture – Seizure Of The Tools Of Government By Special Interests

~ TOGS-G-WNLSTBACOTPOBB-I-IWSTGOOTW-O-EB-F ~ The Tone Of Government Shifted – Government – Was No Longer Supposed To Be A Check On The Power Of Big Business – Instead – It Was Supposed To Get Out Of The Way – Or – Even Better – Facilitate

~ SGO-WJIWT-RI-BIDFTRO-I-I-WPTRWTSIGWC-TCWRWCOI ~ Senior Government Officials – Whose Job It Was To – Regulate Industry – Became Increasingly Drawn From The Ranks Of – Industry – Itself – With Plans To Return When Their Stint In Government Was Complete – These Circumstances Were Rife With Conflicts Of Interest

~ WCG ~ Weak Corporate Governance

~ TCC ~ Tax Cut Cultists

~ ‘DDM’ ~ “Deficits Don’t Matter”

~ IP-RCD-RHD-RND ~ Illusory Prosperity – Rising Corporate Debt – Rising Household Debt – Rising National Debt

~ RID ~ Rising Income Disparity

~ EM ~ Economic Mythmaking

~ TS:SC-R-SC ~ The Shift: Shareholder Capitalism – Replaced – Stakeholder Capitalism

~ TRDORC:IO-MI-WO-ATI-L-O-BI-IO-T-PG-BSI-FFSTBCFR ~ The Revolving Door Of Regulatory Capture: Industry Officials – Morphing Into – Washington Officials – And Then Into – Lobbyists – Or – Back Into – Industry Officials – Their – Personal Gain – Blending Seamlessly Into – Fervor For Shielding The Business Community From Regulation

~ TGORIT-CMG-PAMCL-SA-THI-AA-PC-TCITFAB:TPMOOTP-ERT-W-P-RC ~ The Goal Of Regulation Is To – Corral Mankind’s Greed – Protect Against Mankind’s Cognitive Limitations – Such As – The Herd Instinct – And Also – Prevent Collusion – The Challenge Is To Find A Balance: The Proper Measure Of Oversight That Promotes – Entrepreneurial Risk Taking – While – Preventing – Regulatory Capture

~ AS”TFP-RC-BIFPITGOE-‘TIOT-P-OTBAT-OSFAIMBNF-PTOT-C’ ~ Adam Smith: The Father Of – Regulated Capitalism – Broadly Improving Family Prosperity Is The Goal Of Economics – “The Interest Of The – Producer – Ought To Be Attended To – Only So Far As It May Be Necessary For – Promoting That Of The – Consumer” (Wealth Of Nations)

~ SC ~ Stakeholder Capitalism

~ SC-CW-W-TE-P-AWA-P ~ Stakeholder Capitalism – Concerned With – Wages – The Environment – Poverty – As Well As – Profit

~ SC ~ Shareholder Capitalism

~ SC-TOIAILM-WMAWTLDC-IAM-EBETUAAMMSINGOHW ~ Shareholder Capitalism – The Outcome Is An Insecure Labor Market – With Mean And Women Treated Like Disposable Commodities – It Also Means – Efforts By Employees To Upskill And Acquire More Marketable Skills Is No Guarantee Of Higher Wages

~ TSMIAO-AS-HIT-TBOCBEFATG-HGWTD-TBSPFCBBP ~ The Single Most Important Aspect Of – Adam Smith – He Intended That – The Beneficiaries Of Capitalism Be Every Family Across The Globe – His Goal Was To Divine – The Best Scheme Possible For Creating Broadly Based Prosperity

~ SC-TRGOMIMEC-BOMATCI-MC-W-E-NMPNMSR-M-NS-HBTBW-EALBTCARHAOEIHT ~ Shareholder Capitalism – The Real Goal Of Management Is Maximizing Executive Compensation – Because Of Management’s Ability To Control Information – Managerial Capitalism – Where – Enterprises – Neither Maximize Profits Nor Maximize Shareholder Returns – Management – Not Shareholders – Has Been The Big Winner – Executives Are Little Better Than Consumers At Resisting Herding And Other Economically Irrational Human Tendencies

~ MC ~ Managerial Capitalism

~ ‘TM’-B-‘NE’ ~ “Too Much” – Became – “Never Enough”

~ MFI-EP-SC-AVOC-EMTPECWDTPO-S-A-T-F-I ~ Market Failure In – Executive Pay – Shareholder Capitalism – A Version Of Capitalism – Enabling Management To Prioritize Executive Compensation While Deemphasizing The Prosperity Of – Shareholders – And – The – Firm – Itself

~ S-T ~ Short-Termism

~ S-THSTI ~ Short-Termism Has Spread To Investors

~ S-THHHCI ~ Short-Termism Has Hobbled Human Capital Investment

~ EFC-I-TAO-S ~ Evolved Family Capitalism – Is – The Antithesis Of – Socialism

~ C-IT-WOI-R-E-A-EG ~ Competition – Is The – Wellspring Of Invention – Rising – Efficiency – And – Economic Growth

~ ST-F-UI-O-W ~ Shifting Taxes – From – Unearned Income – Onto – Wages

~ DOC-A-E-F-AEB-I-J-WD ~ Deregulation Of Commerce – And – Especially – Finance – Always Ends Badly – Instability – Joblessness – Wealth Destruction

~ ‘STB’ ~ “Starve The Beast”

~ TM:TTAEG ~ The Myth: That Taxes Affect Economic Growth

~ TM:TPIEREE ~ The Myth: That Promoting Income Equality Reduces Economic Efficiency

~ TM:TEAUCSWS ~ The Myth: That Education And Upskilling Can Solve Wage Stagnation

~ FC:TDOTMAA-OGAYTTHPONSAF ~ Family Capitalism: The Dictates Of The Marketplace And Age-Old Greed Are Yoked To The Higher Priority Of Nurturing Society And Families

~ THAS-ST-S-DAAD-D-MN-AWYOWTD ~ Tax Havens Are State-Sponsored Thieves – Serving – Drugs And Arms Dealers – Despots – MultiNationals – Along With Your Ordinary Wealthy Tax Dodgers

~ GCBABOAB ~ Globalization Can Be A Boon Or A Bane

~ VHD-EAU-AW-I-U-A-R-SN-TAB-CDITCDP ~ Voters Have Demanded – Education And Upskilling – Along With – Income – Unemployment – And – Retirement – Safety Nets – To Avoid Becoming – Collateral Damage In The Creative Destruction Process

~ SAUFTJ ~ Support And Upskilling For The Jobless

~ HMWIPG ~ Higher Minimum Wages Incentivize Productivity Growth

~ MWAAEAM ~ Minimum Wages Are An Effective Antipoverty Mechanism

~ DMWCJ?-NEOAUEE-HARMWCWJCAFU ~ Do Minimum Wages Cost Jobs? – No Evidence Of An Unemployment Effect Exists – High And Rising Minimum Wages Coexist With Job Creation And Falling Unemployment

~ AEFSSG ~ An Enlarged Financial Sector Slows Growth

~ EPEPG ~ Employee Protections Enhance Productivity Growth

~ T-FCC-HDT-STRFES-ANO-TPTS ~ The – Family Capitalism Countries – Have Demonstrated That – Steps To Reassert Family Economic Sovereignty – Are Not On – The Path To Serfdom

~ CIG-CBR-B-BCOIIPO ~ Confidence In Government – Can Be Rebuilt – By – Banning Conflicts Of Interest Involving Public Officials

~ M/SC-EECATS-T-O-RTS-I-R&D-O-FPAS ~ Managerial / Shareholder Capitalism – Exalts Executive Compensation And The Short-Term – Over – Returns To Shareholders – Investment – R&D – Or – Firm Property And Survivability

~ RRW ~ Raise Real Wages

~ IEMWEAAP ~ Improve Economic Mobility With Education And Apprenticeship Programs

~ TR-I-CTH ~ Tax Reform – Including – Closing Tax Havens

~ TFPC-B-ATBB ~ Time For Political Courage – Bootstrap – At The Ballot Box

DAVID BOLLIER ~ BRAND NAME BULLIES ~ 2005

~ TQTOACC ~ The Quest To Own And Control Culture

~ WWOCPOT-CC-AFATU-IIB-PALU-TSOTPIR ~ What Was Once Considered Part Of The – Cultural Commons – Available For All To Use – Is Increasingly Being – Privatized And Locked Up – The Scope Of This Plunder Is Remarkable

~ T-OOC-NET-LOTA-DSAC-AE-S ~ The – Ownership Of Culture – Now Extends To – Letters Of The Alphabet – Distinctive Sounds And Colors – And Even – Scents

~ TTU-EW-IA-NC-EIA-F-T-W-EF-PANP-A-YEA-SCU-AZOT-II ~ Try To Use – Existing Works – In A – New Creation – Even In A – Fleeting – Partial – Way – Even For – Personal And Noncommercial Purposes – And – You Enter A – Shadowy Cultural Underground – A Zone Of The Illegal Imagination

~ WWGD? ~ What Would Groucho Do?

~ M-P/M/W-BWTWA-‘Q’-ETIIEIAFSTBATQT ~ Many – Painters / Musicians / Writers – Balk When Their Works Are – “Quoted” – Even Though It Is Essential In A Free Society To Be Able To Quote Them

~ O-LC ~ Over-Lawyered Corporation

~ TRQ-H-IW-FSAC-BT-E-OCT-CI ~ The Real Question – However – Is Whether – Free Speech And Culture – Belong To – Everyone – Or Chiefly To – Commercial Interests

~ CATL-IOGNTBR-ICNTBEMTE-TVAFFOIACNTBP-TPROAAUMBH ~ Copyright And Trademark Law – Its Original Goals Need To Be Restored – Individual Creators Need To Be Empowered More Than Ever – The Volume And Free Flow Of Information And Creativity Need To Be Protected – The Public’s Rights Of Access And Use Must Be Honored

~ WMSANBOPAPITTAOTSDOTIADT ~ We Must Strike A New Balance Of Private And Public Interests That Takes Account Of The Special Dynamics Of The Internet And Digital Technology

~ AAC:UOAD ~ Art And Culture: Use Only As Directed

~ CC-SIT-‘VA’-W-TDF-TUSOCW ~ Copyright Champions – Systematically Ignore The – “Value Added” – Wealth – That Derives From – The Unmetered Sharing Of Creative Works

~ ACDUACC-F-I-I-A-D ~ All Creators Depend Upon A Cultural Commons – For – Inspiration – Imitation – And – Derivation

~ F-AWWIRBAA-DW-CB-G-AMA-T-FTCAL-NC-GEI ~ For – Artists Whose Work Is Reused By Another Artist – Derivative Works – Can Be – Gifts – As Much As – Theft

~ A-ACSFCTVASOMC ~ Appropriation – A Crucial Strategy For Critiquing The Values And Sensibilities Of Mainstream Culture

~ CL-HLRA-PD’-B-IAPI-TSOS-FT-JE-IILTBC-P-N-A-G-TMCTIHMOTOWTPU ~ Copyright Law – Has Long Recognized A – “Parody Defense” – But – If A Parody Is – Too Sly Or Subtle – For The – Judicial Eye – It Is Likely To Be Considered – Piracy – Not – Art – Generally – The Most Critical Test Is How Much Of The Original Work The Parody Uses

~ SAOLADTPA-T-‘D’-O-‘T’ ~ Small Armies Of Lawyers Are Dedicated To Protecting Against – Trademark – “Dilution” – Or – “Tarnishment”

~ ACO-EPCIKAC-ICO-TPI ~ A Crush Of – Expansive Property Claims In Knowledge And Creativity – Is Crowding Out – The Public Interest

~ TVO-FA-SFT-‘GE’-O-TFC;CISAAFTMBATFCAMOTC ~ The Vitality Of – Folk Art – Stems From The – “Gift Economy” – Of – The Folk Community; Creativity Is Seen As A Gift That Must Be Allowed To Freely Circulate Among Members Of The Community

~ SCCAETTAN-‘PI’-F-CL-TEI ~ Stunning Creativity Can Arise Even Though There Are No – “Property Incentives” – From – Copyright Law – To Encourage It

~ SCBATOOICBU ~ Should Companies Be Allowed To Own Online Identities Created By Users?

~ OC-HB-VS ~ Online Citizens – Have Become – Virtual Serfs

~ TPL ~ Trademarking Public Life

~ TPOBE ~ The Power Of Public Exposure

~ P-IACGOHS-EWTFPARS-SSAA-FU-W-OAN ~ Parody – Is A Classic Genre Of Human Societies – Even When The Factual Patterns Are Remarkably Similar – Some Spoofs Are Adjudged – Fair Use – While – Others Are Not

~ I-10%-OY-A-DGT-P-IMBI ~ If – 10 Percent – Of Your – Audience – Doesn’t Get The – Parody – It May Be Illegal

~ TD ~ Trademark Dilution

~ TIT-TL-AA-ANM-O-AGWOP-IANO ~ The Idea That – Trademark Law – Allows An – Absolute National Monopoly – On – A Given Word Or Phrase – Is A New One

~ TRP-OC-IT-LCDLTBCOAPSABATW ~ The Real Point – Of Course – Is That – Large Corporations Don’t Like To Be Criticized On A Public Stage As Big As The Web

~ YEWTROPNIOCP-TIAODT-TLOMC-CTIUCTCO-‘A’-M ~ Yet Even With The Rise Of Powerful New Instruments Of Cultural Pluralism – The Internet And Other Digital Technologies – The Leviathans Of Mass Culture – Continue To Insist Upon Controlling The Circulation Of – “Authorized” – Meanings

~ CL-SNBATIW-CDP ~ Copyright Law – Should Not Be Allowed To Interfere With – Core Democratic Principles

~ F-D-A-O-COI-AA-SR-A-PG:TIEWEHATH;DIVWTAC ~ Facts – Data – And – Other – Compilations Of Information – Are A – Shared Resource – A – Public Good: That Is Enriched When Everyone Has Access To Them; Diminished In Value When They Are Tightly Controlled

~ CM ~ Copyright Maximalists

~ YMNTYRDNT ~ You May Not Teach Your Robot Dog New Tricks

~ TFCAPAWT-AFOIPL-MSCW-P-TIINITTTD ~ There Finally Comes A Point At Which The – Absurd Frontiers Of Intellectual Property Law – Merge So Completely With – Parody – That It Is Nearly Impossible To Tell The Difference

~ DTSACOTW-CM-TTIT-AACI-O-Q-S-CC-A-TUO-PW ~ Determined To Secure Absolute Control Over Their Works – Copyright Maximalists – Tend To Ignore The – Artistic And Civic Importance – Of – Quotation – Sharing – Creative Collaboration – And – Transformation Uses Of – Prior Works

~ TGCL ~ The Great Cultural Lockdown

~ N-TBNWO-SCC-HSSIFAODS-PT-R-S-R-C-A-C-AB-CF ~ Naturally – This – Brave New World – Of – Strictly Controlled Content – Has Some Serious Implications For An Open Democratic Society – Permission To – Read – Share – Reuse – Collaborate – And – Create – All Become – Conditional Freedoms

~ ALD ~ Aggressive Litigation Dragnets

~ L-POAO-FIT-E-F-CA-T-PM-IAGWTE-L-E-A-DC-NTM-STMFB-B ~ Libraries – Part Of An Old-Fashioned Idea That – Easy – Free – Citizen Access – To – Printed Material – Is A Great Way To Encourage – Literacy – Education – And – Democratic Culture – Not To Mention – Seed The Market For Book-Buying

~ TMTAPRTEIIIAS ~ The Mania To Assign Property Rights To Every Imaginable Intangible Is A Sickness

~ OTSOFCG ~ Owning The Smell Of Freshly Cut Grass

~ T-NFITCOL-I-SE ~ The – Next Frontier In The Commodification Of Life – Is – Sensory Experience

~ PL-HTRTA-NI-B-NAN-IOTQF-PP-B-APBPNJ-PI-B-II-A-BM-TSHER-EITCSFAGPID-ICNBUTISI

~ Patent Law – Has Traditionally Required That Any – New Invention – Be – Novel And Nonobvious – In Order To Qualify For – Patent Protection – But – As Patents Began Protecting Not Just – Physical Inventions – But – Intangible Ideas – And – Business Methods – Their Scope Has Expanded Radically – Even If The Claimed Scope For A Given Patent Is Dubious – It Can Nonetheless Be Used To Intimidate Supposed Infringers

~ BO-SSFGP-TBWDNNRTAIOGIA-TPVOP-IMI-IA-LT-A-BC-IDWC ~ Because Of – Slacker Standards For Granting Patents – The Business World Does Not Necessarily Regard Them As Indicative Of Genuine Innovation Anymore – The Practical Value Of Patents – In Many Instances – Is A – Legal Threat – And – Bargaining Chip – In Dealings With Competitors

~ AWORO-CP-IT-POCACAL-F-WMCIUCRA’BP’ ~ A Whole Other Realm Of – Controversial Patents – Involves The – Patenting Of Common Agricultural Crops And Life-Forms – Which Many Critics In Underdeveloped Countries Regard As – “Biopiracy”

~ A-W-EG-CBA-I-AA-DLRA ~ A – Well-Executed Gag – Can Be As – Illuminating – As A – Dozen Law Review Articles

~ DT-TTTIPLHTOTPG-ANMT-ATPI-I-STTSAGM ~ Despite The – Troubling Trajectory That Intellectual Property Law Has Taken Over The Past Generation – A New Movement To – Assert The Public Interest – Is – Starting To Take Shape And Gain Momentum

~ WNTDA-NL-TEWT-PD-ISIT-C-C-D-A-C ~ We Need To Develop A – New Language – That Explains Why The – Public Domain – Is So Indispensable To – Creativity – Culture – Democracy – And – Commerce

~ RTATAVRF-‘IO’-WNA-EAPPL-TUTVO-‘PK’-A-AST-PARI ~ Rather Than Assume That All Value Results From – “Individual Originality” – We Need An – Economics And Public Policy Language – That Understands The Value Of – “Public Knowledge” – And – Affirmatively Seeks To – Protect And Replenish It

CHRISTIAN RUDDER ~ DATACLYSM ~ 2014

~ YGTBTG ~ You Got To Be The Glue

~ M-A-TIRT-DTTFG-E ~ Measurements – Are – Tracked In Real Time – Down To The Finest Grain – Everywhere

~ O-YCAGWYW-B-WYN-TAMHTTF ~ Online – You Can Always Get What You Want – But – What You Need – That’s A Much Harder Thing To Find

~ YOGTFTPJDWTK ~ You Often Get The Feeling That People Just Don’t Want To Know

~ ‘WD…’-AUTAUQ-OTHOPPJITW-ITSANA-BB-BA-OB-GY-MC ~ “Why Do…” – A User Types An Unrelated Question – Only To Have Other People’s Prejudices Jump In The Way – It’s The Site Acting Not As – Big Brother – But As – Older Brother – Giving You – Mental Cigarettes

~ SCSFTWST-EWTCII-B-IAPPIAFOPI ~ Stories Create Status For Those Who Share Them – Especially When They Concern Important Individuals – Because – Information About Powerful People Is A Form Of Power Itself

~ TGHTGVII-TN-AIIOPBUU-WIIOP-EC-T-SM ~ The Government Has The Greatest Vested Interest In – Tracking Negativity – Armed Insurgency Is Often Preceded By Unarmed Unrest – Which Itself Is Often Propagated – Even Coordinated – Through – Social Media

~ PSAEOO-TTAOTE ~ People Scream At Each Other Over – The True Age Of The Earth

~ WSTDOAMBWWHABWWL ~ We Seem To Define Ourselves As Much By What We Hate As By What We Love

~ BEDSHIQ-RMOBTFS ~ Because Each Data Set Has Its Quirks – Researchers Must Often Build Tools From Scratch

~ CD-EITOL-MTWARP ~ Cultural Differences – Even If They’re Occasionally Laughable – Make The World A Richer Place

~ B-WOBIF ~ Brands – Were Originally Burned Into Flesh

~ THPIGATL ~ The Hardest Part Is Getting Anyone To Listen

~ IY-HALOF-YAIF-MMLT-SLAC ~ If You – Have A Lot Of Followers – You Are In Fact – Much More Likely To – Speak Like A Corporation

~ OC-TA-TF-AR ~ Of Course – That Assumes – The Followers – Are Real

~ FFH-TMPSSTB-TMPTB ~ Followers-For-Hire – The More Popular Someone Seems To Be – The More Popular They Become

~ STIWT-SAB-CLT:CEM ~ So This Is What The – Self As Brand – Can Led To: Chasing Empty Metrics

~ IOTTRYTAN-WSERY-IFU ~ It’s One Thing To Reduce Yourself To A Number – When Someone Else Reduces You – It Feels Ugly

~ INNTWDUOH:ITCDTSBH ~ It’s Not Numbers That Will Deny Us Our Humanity: It’s The Calculated Decision To Stop Being Human

~ TFQIADOPI-TT-O-WYGFLI ~ The Fundamental Question In Any Discussion Of Privacy Is – The Trade-Off – What You Get For Losing It

~ IHTBIICTYOA-‘NTKB’-FAETDTYNTKA-WTIW-JN-W-W-O-H ~ It’s Hard To Believe In Information Coming To You On A – “Need To Know Basis” – From An Entity That Doesn’t Think You Need To Know Anything – We’re Told It Works – Just Not – When – Where – Or – How

~ Q-FTCTSDP-IHCPUIS ~ Quixotically – For Those Crimes Total Surveillance Didn’t Prevent – It Has Certainly Proved Useful In Solving

~ B-TPSOU-A-E-E-S-WCHTT-AATTTWWAFH-WTAWOIIP ~ But – The People Spying On Us – Are – Extremely – Extremely – Smart – We Can Hope That They – Are Able To Temper Their Work With A Farsighted Humanity – What They Are Working On Is Inhumanly Powerful

~ M-TIOC-PLSABFAIIFT ~ Metadata – The Incidentals Of Communication – People Leave Some Amazing Breadcrumbs For Anyone Interested In Following Them

~ CAG-D-P-D ~ Cultures And Generations – Define – Privacy – Differently

~ TWDCSBAA ~ This Whole Debate Could Soon Be An Anachronism

~ MS-G-A-R-A-H-OO-TD ~ Make Something – Good – And – Real – And – Human – Out Of – The Data

~ T-EOD-IH-WANR ~ The – Era Of Data – Is Here – We Are Now Recorded

~ EAMSMCTTHAPOTD-TBOIHS-O-LTTLW ~ Even As Most Social Media Companies Trumpet The Hugeness And Potential Of Their Data – The Bulk Of It Has Stayed – Off-Limits To The Larger World

STEVE KEEN ~ CAN WE AVOID ANOTHER FINANCIAL CRISIS? ~ 2017

~ M-CBDDF-M ~ Macroeconomics – Cannot Be Derived Directly From – Microeconomics

~ TDTH-OPCBDEFLOSIACCIGST-‘E’~ The Discovery That Higher-Order Phenomena Cannot Be Directly Extrapolated From Lower-Order Systems Is A Commonplace Conclusion In Genuine Sciences Today – “Emergence”

~ TWPO-W-O-NBO-TPOI-H20-MT-BBO-IBLO(I)-H2O-M ~ The Wonderful Properties Of – Water – Occur – Not Because Of – The Properties Of Individual – H2O – Molecules Themselves – But Because Of – Interactions Between Lots Of (Identical) – H2O – Molecules

~ GFC ~ Global Financial Crisis

~ ACCBPOFAD-ITPSCBETCB ~ A Crisis Can Be Put Off For A Decade – If The Private Sector Can Be Enticed To Continue Borrowing

~ T-PS-R-TLOCWTTUB-A-MAPVO-TIWTBC ~ The – Political System – Rewards – The Lackey Of Credit Who Triggers The Unsustainable Boom – And – Makes A Political Victim Of – The Incumbent When The Boom Collapses

~ TGEHBSWALOPD-T-INOUSTEOTSWW-BAU-ITHOC ~ The Global Economy Has Been Saddled With A Level Of Private Debt – That – Is Not Only Unprecedented Since The End Of The Second World War – But Also Unprecedented – In The History Of Capitalism

~ WYMTOHWTGSM-WISMTIGBIT-TBTAOMIC-ATFPSA-TBTGSBBITLRIIFABT-GSATROMCSTPB-A-WASWAGJTDWTRITLFD ~ Whatever You Might Think Of How Well The Government Spends Money – When It Spends More Than It Gets Back In Taxation – This Boosts The Amount Of Money In Circulation – And That Finances Private Sector Activity – The Belief That Governments Should Be Balanced In The Long Run Is In Fact A Belief That – Governments Should Abdicate The Role Of Money Creation Solely To Private Banks – And – We’ve All Seen What A Great Job They’ve Done With That Responsibility In The Last Few Decades

~ D-Z-T-B ~ Debt-Zombies-To-Be

~ WDOD ~ Walking Dead Of Debt – Private Debt – Its Primary Cause

KARL POLANYI ~ THE GREAT TRANSFORMATION ~ 1944

~ C&M-ABOTAT-TDFMGITOIIHB ~ Capitalism And Marxism – Are Based On The Assumption That – The Desire For Material Gain Is The Overriding Instinct In Human Behaviour

~ ‘ED’-GUHPASHOEHQ-TCF-H-D-A-MR ~ “Economic Determinism” – Greatly Underestimates Human Potential And Strips Humans Of Essential Human Quality – The Capacity For – Honour – Decency – And – Moral Responsibility

~ ‘ED’-TBT-THOH-IGBLWAIOHWAA-ITMASIE ~ “Economic Determinism” – The Belief That – The History Of Humanity – Is Governed By Laws Which Are Independent Of Humanity’s Will And Action – Is The Most Absurd Superstition In Existence

~ Any – Economic System – That Does Not Consider – Social Costs – Is Not Giving A – Full Economic Accounting

~ ME-SNB-TFAFG-BR-TW-BOS ~ Market Efficiency – Should Not Be – The First And Foremost Goal – But Rather – The Well-Being Of Society

~ HAMNOTSTOPAMW-B-BATLI-S-C-A-J-C ~ Humans Are Motivated Not Only To Secure Their Own Physical And Material Well-Being – But Also – To Live In – Strong – Cohesive – And – Just – Communities

~ WA-MB-AWAB-PO ~ We Are – Moral Beings – As Well As Being – Physical Ones

~ OOP-INAAREAFS-BR-ACR-GBSAESR ~ Ownership Of Property – Is Not An Absolute Right Enjoyed Apart From Society – But Rather – A Conditional Right – Granted By Society And Entailing Social Responsibilities

~ ‘TM’-IAACSBOM-ML-DBAFTPCTTEOO-W-GTNIF-MG-TTEO-TEPNIF-S-P-A-S ~ “The Market” – Is An Artificially Constructed System Based On Man-Made Laws – Designed By And For The Propertied Classes To The Exclusion Of Others – Which – Glorifies The Natural Instinct For – Material Gain – To The Exclusion Of – The Equally Powerful Natural Instinct For – Self-Protection – And – Security

PAMELA SLIM ~ HOW DO YOU BUILD A BODY OF WORK? ~ BODY OF WORK ~ 2013

~ DYR:WIDYE?-WDYWTH? ~ Define Your Roots: Which Ideas Drive You Emotionally? – Whom Do You Want To Help?

~ NYI:S-S-I-E ~ Name Your Ingredients: Skills – Strengths – Ideas – Experiences

~ CYWM:E-E-F ~ Choose Your Work Mode: Employee – Entrepreneur – Freelancer

~ CAI:WDYWTBTLATSOYC? ~ Create And Innovate: What Do You Want To Bring To Life At This Stage Of Your Career?

~ STF:D-U-M-YFAA ~ Surf The Fear: Define – Understand – Manage – Your Fears And Anxieties

~ FYT:P-M-C ~ Form You Team: Peers – Mentors – Collaborators

~ DWSMTY:S-R-M-G ~ Define What Success Means To You: Specific – Relevant – Meaningful – Goals

~ SYS:TIATTCACS ~ Sell Your Story: Tie It All Together To Create A Compelling Story