”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.
“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
Mae West. Wonderful woman.
”Every book is the wreck of a perfect idea”
As every author knows only too well. Sigh.
“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)
“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.