Dear Millennials, We’re Sorry - NYTimes.com
“If we’re trying to figure out how to advance the next generation’s future, we need to be spending more on the next generation, and we’re spending it on yesterday’s generation,” said Kerrey, 70. “I am not the future. My 12-year-old son is. But if you look at the spending, you’d think I’m the future.”
june 2014
The Sharing Economy Is About Desperation -- NYMag
the sharing economy has succeeded in large part because the real economy has been struggling.
april 2014
Opinion: Road Warriors | Precedent
To make progress toward bike-safe streets, more people have to sue the government
april 2014
Capitalism simply isn't working and here are the reasons why | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer
Our companies and our rich don't need to back frontier innovation or even invest to produce: they just need to harvest their returns and tax breaks, tax shelters and compound interest will do the rest.
april 2014
The public sector isn't perfect but at least it doesn't fleece us | Will Hutton | Comment is free | The Observer
The public sector is imperfect: it is run and operated by fallible human beings. There are spectacular failings, ranging from the BBC's wasted £100m on its digital media initiative to the unfolding IT disaster over universal credit. But what it does not deserve is universal castigation because a priori it must be useless. It is accountable. It does not loot its users. It is pretty efficient. It is humane.
february 2014
Advice from an Old Programmer
Programming as a profession is only moderately interesting. It can be a good job, but you could make about the same money and be happier running a fast food joint. You're much better off using code as your secret weapon in another profession.

People who can code in the world of technology companies are a dime a dozen and get no respect. People who can code in biology, medicine, government, sociology, physics, history, and mathematics are respected and can do amazing things to advance those disciplines.
december 2013
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