mako: politics (103)

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  1. Visisted the guys grave last week near Mika's house
  2. "Reading Moldbug is like listening to somebody who informs you of his plan to take care of the termites by burning his mansion down and then starts romanticizing life in a log cabin despite never having lived in one."
  3. I'm a little disappointed in this article. It's a little incoherent and doesn't do a great job of talking about what it means by statistics. It's something about the political power of data collection?
  4. The most incredible piece of journalism I've read in a very long time. I just donated to Mother Jones.
  5. updated: 2013-12-24, original: 2013-12-24 to , , , , , , , , , - Archived Link
  6. Mexican wiki party.
  7. Finally got around to watching this.
  8. Matt Stoller on AaronSw's politics.
  9. Good for Zeynep publishing this. But I don't really see what the point is. The problem for democracy is that campaigning is about manipulating people to win votes, not about actually engaging in issues. The mass media approaches to this are not particularly less scary to me, even if they are not as effective as new more data-driven approaches.
  10. Awesome.
  11. Incredible.
  12. updated: 2012-05-25, original: 2012-05-25 to , , , , , , - Archived Link
  13. The NYTimes website with all all Fox News content. Brilliant.
  14. More on Mockus. Who sounds awesome.
  15. Incredible write-up on the Pirate Party and German elections with a focus on Berlin.
  16. I'm quoted in this article complaining about all the thugs and assholes in the hacker community. The way the article quotes it makes it sound like that's my opinion as a sociologist. It isn't. But I do feel that way.
  17. "In popular mythology, the impressive performances of America’s blacks, especially Owens, so infuriated Hitler that he refused to shake Owens’s hand after his victory in the 100-meter dash. It’s a good story, and one widely disseminated at the time to show that the Olympic spirit had triumphed over Nazi racism. The problem is, it never happened."
  18. Super interesting biography of a influential American I've never heard of.
  19. Stop the government opacity initiative.
  20. Ouch. This is a bad book review: "The empirical information he provides is perfunctory at best. His command of Marxism seems limited. His historical reach extends to his own earlier works. His vast theoretical apparatus is jimmy-rigged and empty. The graphs are inane, the writing atrocious. To call this book dull as dish water maligns dish water."

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