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61 Books Nassim Taleb Recommends you Read in his Own Words – The Mission – Medium
Nassim Taleb, the polarizing author of best-selling books The Black Swan and Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, offers 61 reading recommendations in his own words. 7. Modelling Extremal…
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march 2017 by otlib
The Only Thing That's Curbed Inequality: Catastrophe - The Atlantic
Plagues, revolutions, massive wars, collapsed states—these are what reliably reduce economic disparities.
society  politics  culture  history  IFTTT  economics  stanford  coevolution-of-rulesets-and-their-adversaries  Digg  disease  game-theory 
february 2017 by otlib
Is the Art World Responsible for Trump? Filmmaker Adam Curtis on Why Self-Expression Is Tearing Society Apart | Art for Sale | Artspace
In this interview with Artspace's Loney Abrams, the iconoclastic BBC producer explains why individualistic self-expression may be at the center of liberalism's current woes.
favorites  art  reading  article  Archive  pocket  politics  power 
december 2016 by otlib
This comic was produced in partnership by Years of Living Dangerously and Symbolia Magazine. For more amazing real life comics, get Symbolia on your iPad or via PDF. And for more information on the...
climate-change  syria  artwork  politics  arab-spring  civil-war  climatechange  comic  comics  Facebook 
december 2016 by otlib
The Agency - NYTimes.com
From a nondescript office building in St. Petersburg, Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” has tried to wreak havoc all around the Internet — and in real-life American communities.
politics  trolls  trolling  russia  abuse  astroturf  bot  botnet  communication  community 
june 2015 by otlib
Reminder: Oh, Won't You Please Shut Up? | Popehat
There's really no excuse for the fact that we don't have a "SHUT UP!" tag; I shall have to remedy that. After all, "SHUT UP!" is one of our most venerable and
law  politics  shared  doo  reminder  shut  up 
march 2015 by otlib
Antiwork – a radical shift in how we view “jobs” : December 2014 : Contributoria - the independent journalism network
Brian Dean : Antiwork is a moral alternative to the obsession with “jobs” that has plagued our society for too long. It’s a project to radically reframe work and leisure. It’s also a cognitive antidote to the pernicious culture of “hard work”, which has taken over our minds as well as our precious …
career  culture  business  IFTTT  Pocket  politics  work  article  @culture  @issues 
march 2015 by otlib
Disneyland With the Death Penalty, Revisited | WIRED
It is now nearly 20 years since William Gibson touched down at Changi, writing his infamous article on Singapore which got Wired banned for a time. Gibson clearly found Singapore unnerving, the cleanliness, the death penalty, the lack of creativity, the totalitarianism of central planning, even the palm trees. He called us 'Disneyland With The Death Penalty.' Ultimately what saddened Gibson most was that our government might have found a way to have prosperity, progress and innovatio...
censorship  police-state  singapore  wired  history  critique  politics  gibson 
january 2015 by otlib
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