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

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

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

WSJ – American Tech Firms are Winning the R&D Spending Race with China

https://www.wsj.com/articles/american-tech-firms-are-winning-the-r-d-spending-race-with-china-1540873318?emailToken=733a85d5bba8a4beabc062c97f85ad52dH/gYnhWDZGoik+flfNPYpw93WYplWJhcU97Wky9298kMSa7wG/LhAWroeRyKH+x6KQieb4rKJURvmVuCEmdcSfKnh5Nj4XRvPidlv59HVGMFDJp8r7GIijYaUwL+i9G&reflink=article_gmail_share American companies maintain a major advantage over their Chinese rivals in a critical area: spending on research and development  invested more than $5 in R&D for every $1 spent by Chinese companies - report from PricewaterhouseCoopers Chinese Baidu, Tencent, Alibaba each spent less than at least 44 other companies reflects an approach toward innovation by … Continue reading WSJ – American Tech Firms are Winning the R&D Spending Race with China

WSJ – How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-estimates-of-the-gig-economy-went-wrong-11546857000?emailToken=f1a8b062fa5921ad6cfd1becef5fb7a9VwgwoVr8PlPRm2UKaK1il6T+1f/yU+5pbU1/47rytjadFx02RUZjC4X4YIIMNSEdhAL84fk8MfcgvLjd/J8y7h1DEcqwt9x2fRIiAoP63Wo%3D&reflink=article_gmail_share Alan Krueger of Princeton University and Lawrence Katz of Harvard sifted through new evidence to explain how a 2015 survey, overestimated how people cobbling together a living from odd jobs, especially via apps like Uber, would upend traditional work arrangements Earlier this decade, researchers said the gig economy was taking over the way people … Continue reading WSJ – How Estimates of the Gig Economy Went Wrong

WaPo – What’s behind the confidence of the incompetent?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/01/07/whats-behind-confidence-incompetent-this-suddenly-popular-psychological-phenomenon/?utm_term=.8d6edc272668 Someone who has very little knowledge in a subject claims to know a lot This phenomenon has a name: the Dunning-Kruger effect it is present in everybody to some extent 1999 paper, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, David Dunning and Justin Kruger put data to what has been known by philosophers … Continue reading WaPo – What’s behind the confidence of the incompetent?

27 Articles – T.E. Lawrence

As super fast read. Some good insights not only for politics but also business and military. For the Business side, substitute words like "director"/"VP"/etc for "commander". Substitute other words for "live with", "language", "religion", "clothing", "servants" for other suitable words. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1501182005/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 https://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/The_27_Articles_of_T.E._Lawrence Just summary from the various articles. Again, super fast read so summary really … Continue reading 27 Articles – T.E. Lawrence