“Facebook … treats privacy as a yo-yo for the amusement of its real customers — the advertising community.”
”If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”
Simon Kuper, writing in the current issue of the Financial Times.
”Nothing important comes with instructions,”
“In the short term, the stock market is a voting machine; in the long term, it’s a weighing machine.”
“Institutions take credit for producing people they have not managed to suppress.”
Leslie Stephen (father of Virginia Woolf and first Editor of the Dictionary of National Biography)
Radio 4’s Today programme, in a lovely gesture, left the last word to Stephen Hawking.
”This is the president’s vision. My function, really, as an economist is to try to provide the underlying analytics that confirm his intuition. And his intuition is always right in these matters.”
Evidence-based policymaking, courtesy of Peter Navarro, Trump’s Trade Advisor as told to Bloomberg.
”We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
Justice Louis Brandeis