- Greenspan and Empathy
- "The Business of Spying on Internet Users"
- links for 2010-07-30
- GDP Growth Slows to 2.4%
Posted: 31 Jul 2010 01:08 AM PDT
From an interview of Alan Greenspan:
I don't think I want to hear Obama say "I feel your pain," but there may be a reason to combine "cold, cool, deliberative action" to solve a problem with empathy for those affected by it. Empathy shows that you understand the significance and urgency of the problem, and that you are willing to devote the resources needed to find a solution. Perhaps a Fed chair, unlike a president, can get away with cold dispassionate calculation, but a little more empathy might have served Greenspan well.
Posted: 31 Jul 2010 12:39 AM PDT
Tracking technology is becoming more sophisticated and pervasive:
The Web's New Gold Mine: Your Secrets, by Julia Angwin, WSJ: Hidden inside Ashley Hayes-Beaty's computer, a tiny file ... consists of a single code— 4c812db292272995e5416a323e79bd37—that secretly identifies her as a 26-year-old female in Nashville, Tenn. The code knows that her favorite movies include "The Princess Bride," "50 First Dates" and "10 Things I Hate About You." It knows she enjoys the "Sex and the City" series. It knows she browses entertainment news and likes to take quizzes. ... Ms. Hayes-Beaty said when told what that snippet of code reveals about her. "The profile is eerily correct." ...
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 11:03 PM PDT
Posted: 30 Jul 2010 09:09 AM PDT
I'm on the road, but have a few comments on the GDP report:
There are also links to other discussions of the report.
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