Keesler Welch on Twitter: "David Laibson's 9 lenses on wellbeing since revealed preference is imperfect. #ASSA2018 https://t.co/3FZT2EQgy0"

1. Revealed preference
2. expert opinion (Samuelson on index funds; GDP; consumption)
3. Educated consumers (force a choice @ end of training session)
4. Choices with unshrouded information (but beware of oversalience)
5. Long-run behavior (repeated rounds of feedback)
6. Choices for the future (omitting present bias)
7. Structural models with normative preferences and biases
8. Altrustic third parties (?)
9. Subjective well-being (real time, ex-poste, ex-ante, affective, life satisfaction)
wellbeing  economics  assa2018 
8 days ago
AI​ ​Now​ ​2017​ ​Report
Labor​ ​and​ ​Automation
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Rights​ ​and​ ​Liberties
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report  ai  via:twitter  benkler  ainow  algorithms  bias  2017 
10 weeks ago
1.12.13 — sh 1.12.13 documentation
I think everyone who ever uses the `sh` module greatly prefers it over `subprocess`.
python  bash  library  shell  programming 
october 2017
GitHub - calvinmetcalf/rollup-plugin-node-builtins
thadk starred calvinmetcalf/rollup-plugin-node-builtins
github  needs-tags 
august 2017
Digital Health Atlas

Getting this right will be hard. The Digital Health Atlas is a Global web-platform to curate digital health implementations, supporting Ministries of Health, technologists and implementers to map, monitor, and foster digital health innovation investments to meet Government health goals. It’s ambitious but has had little use, partly because it’s too complex.
health  nonprofit  ministryofhealth  intervention 
august 2017
Africa’s digital knowledge economy worrying - SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa
While connectivity plays a role in all three categories, it seems to have a strong effect only on digital content creation. On the other hand, the production of academic articles is more strongly related to a country’s gross domestic product (GDP) than to connectivity. Innovation capacity appears to have a positive relationship to all three content types. Education as a topically narrower variable appears to be related only to variance in academic articles. refrr:https://t.co/ykTdiP9JTA
africa  dii  oxford  eastafrica  connectivity  broadband  gdp 
june 2017
Sample OSM Athena queries
FROM changesets
WHERE regexp_like(tags['comment'], '(?i)#gmu'); refrr:https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/big-data/querying-openstreetmap-with-amazon-athena/
athena  osm  amazon  aws 
june 2017
GitHub - geobreakfastdc/geobreakfastdc.github.io
thadk starred geobreakfastdc/geobreakfastdc.github.io
github  needs-tags 
may 2017
SUBJECT: Policies for Federal Agency Public Websites and Digital Services
Agencies can often use the Fast Track clearance process under the Paperwork Reduction Act
(PRA) for the collection of service delivery feedback.8 In particular, the Fast Track process
allows agencies to gather timely feedback from users through the following types of
voluntary information collections:
● Focus groups;
● One-time or panel discussion groups;
● Customer satisfaction qualitative surveys;
● Post-transaction customer surveys;
● Online surveys;
● Comment cards or complaint forms;
● Moderated, unmoderated, in-person, and remote usability studies; and
● Testing of a survey or other collection to refine questions.
obama  pra  federal  usg  18F  opendata  humancentereddesign  HCD  design  agile  via:greggodbout 
may 2017
also reminded of it by media lab guy Kevin Wu
data  design  infoviz  openvisconf 
april 2017
US Embassy Rejected 70% of Liberian Visa Applicants in 2016; Made US$1.73 million | The Bush Chicken
Statistics from a US State Department website reveals that 70.2 percent of Liberians who applied for US visas for tourist and business purposes in 2016 were denied. Only 3,214 visas were approved out of a total of 10,796 applications.
“In fiscal year 2015, 12 percent of Liberian visiting visa holders overstayed their visas rather than departing the United States in a timely fashion,” an embassy spokesperson said.
visa  liberia 
april 2017
A Russian Slot Machine Hack Is Costing Casinos Big Time | WIRED
Russia has been a hotbed of slots-related malfeasance since 2009, when the country outlawed virtually all gambling. (Vladimir Putin, who was prime minister at the time, reportedly believed the move would reduce the power of Georgian organized crime.). Others apparently went to Murat Bliev’s bosses in St. Petersburg, who were keen to probe the machines’ source code for vulnerabilities.
Matthew Green‏ @matthew_d_green Feb 6
@agelastic If we didn't have Russians, information security professionals would have to invent them.
hacking  computers  gambling  informal  russia 
march 2017
Inferring causal impact using Bayesian structural time-series models
n contrast to classical difference-in-differences schemes, state-space models make it possible to (i) infer the temporal evolution of attributable impact, (ii) incorporate empirical priors on the parameters in a fully Bayesian treatment, and (iii) flexibly accommodate multiple sources of variation,
timeseries  r  google  statistics  rlang  via:gnat  econometrics  statespace 
march 2017
Rule by Nobody — Real Life
For bad algorithms and bureaucracies, any failure can be interpreted as a sign that the system needs more power to produce better outcomes
power  algorithms  democracy  algorithm  bureaucracy 
february 2017
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