Quote of the Day

”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.

Quote of the Day

“Some hidden percentage of what you are seeing online is not commentary from real people, but bought-and-paid-for, computer-generated propaganda”1

Maria Bustillos


  1. Except for everything published on this blog, of course :-) 

Quote of the Day

”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

Quote of the day

“People worry that computers will get too smart and take over the world, but the real problem is that they’re too stupid and they’ve already taken over the world.”

Pedro Domingos, The Master Algorithm1, (2015)

Quote of the Day

“For all the ways this technology brings us together, the monetization and manipulation of information is swiftly tearing us apart.”

Pierre Omidyar, founder of eBay, writing in today’s Washington Post.