WSJ – How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-estimates-of-the-gig-economy-went-wrong-11546857000 https://www.wsj.com/articles/was-the-gig-economy-overblown-1528403201?mod=article_inline https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/lkatz/files/rsage_freeman_draft_v10_new.pdf Alan Krueger of Princeton University and Lawrence Katz of Harvard, experts on 'gig economy' say their estimates of its impact were too high in 2015 survey they overestimated how people using jobs, especially via apps like Uber, would upend traditional work arrangements Krueger and Katz now explain how the thesis itself was … Continue reading WSJ – How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong

WaPo – A new 3-D printing technique creates solid objects using rays of light

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2019/02/05/new-d-printing-technique-creates-solid-objects-using-rays-light/?utm_term=.04c1c6aba87d http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2019/01/30/science.aau7114 created a 3-D printer that can create entire objects simultaneously instead of creating them one painstaking layer at a time like most printing techniques. The new approach — known as Computer Axial Lithography (CAL) — carves an object out of a synthetic resin that solidifies when it comes into contact with particular patterns … Continue reading WaPo – A new 3-D printing technique creates solid objects using rays of light

Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1594488215/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 What a good book on "thinking about thinking".  Below is a summary of the book above (which is 218 pages) Intro – Moral Algebra A growing scientific field called "decision theory" – roots in economics, behavioral psychology, neuroscience – codifying a number of frameworks for making long-term decisions Create a list of pros and … Continue reading Farsighted – How We Make the Decisions that Matter the Most – Steven Johnson

WaPo – New careers, big trips, caring for family – Life changes can be easier when you’re single

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2019/01/11/new-careers-big-trips-caring-family-life-changes-can-be-easier-when-youre-single/?utm_term=.d10ebc09538f often, in movies, TV shows, novels and popular songs, single people are tirelessly seeking coupledom rather than living their single lives to the fullest however, a large role of freedom in the lives of people who are single  great adventures and their passion projects, turning their backs on secure, well-paying jobs to pursue work … Continue reading WaPo – New careers, big trips, caring for family – Life changes can be easier when you’re single

WSJ – When It Comes to Retirement, I’m with Cicero

https://www.wsj.com/articles/when-it-comes-to-retirement-im-with-cicero-11547249534?mod=searchresults&page=1&pos=3 didn't only want to figure out what I should do after I left my job; I wanted to know who I would be. work by Marcus Tullius Cicero, the famed Roman orator and statesman … "Cato Maior de Senectute." (in English has the catchier title, "How to Grow Old." … http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Cicero/Cato_Maior_de_Senectute/text*.html) wrote the advice in … Continue reading WSJ – When It Comes to Retirement, I’m with Cicero

WSJ – Humans are Winning the Battle with Robots

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-the-race-between-humans-and-robots-humans-are-often-winning-1541092652  robots may speed production, but the machines require a substantial investment that risks being wasted if the economy slumps "We see in U.S. manufacturing a race between technology and human capital," Stanford University economist Nicholas Bloom said car maker Tesla Inc. are racing to automate almost every process on the factory floor  many executives are reluctant to sink investments in … Continue reading WSJ – Humans are Winning the Battle with Robots

WSJ – The Country’s R&D Agenda Could Use a Shake-Up

https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-countrys-r-d-agenda-could-use-a-shake-up-scientists-say-11545483780?emailToken=3b602f0a642f5420b507779330c6bbd3QPof7GYfmnUQXlKFXSyahL5Z4yow4fRre6+h5TCvJzQ/AX9CTQB8uuolFWNtLmObiud6BC+MpuBSbtQyi80aCAmqJGrZjfFTqtxzDPOi1I1maQbOEPIg/CEPLSx7Mk/L&reflink=article_gmail_share U.S. federal research is split among dozens of agencies and departments, a hodgepodge that scientists say has some advantages because it promotes competition The U.S. is spending roughly $1 billion to $2 billion annually, much of it federal funds, to build the first "exascale" supercomputer—capable of a quintillion calculations a second, which is at … Continue reading WSJ – The Country’s R&D Agenda Could Use a Shake-Up