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To Read All Of The Privacy Policies You Encounter, You'd Need To Take A Month Off From Work Each Year | Techdirt
In fact, a new report notes that if you actually bothered to read all the privacy policies you encounter on a daily basis, it would take you 250 working hours per year -- or about 30 workdays.
privacy  internet  policies  research  time  reading 
april 2012 by tsuomela
LRB · David Bromwich · The Fastidious President
His eloquence finds its natural key not in explanations but in statements of purpose. Obama wants credit for the highest intentions even when conceding that he lacks the will to fulfil them. The trouble is that a politician who says what he would like to do and then fails to do it leaves himself open to attack on both counts. You disappoint your supporters and at the same time give notice to your enemies that the thing they stopped you from doing was the thing you would have liked to do.
politics  obama  rhetoric  speech  speaking  action  eloquence  explanation  purpose  intention  policies  fastidious  power 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Crossroads - Where Is U.S. Foreign Policy Headed? -
Quick survey of neoliberalism, neoconservatism and the recent predictions of America's future decline (Andrew Bacevich) and rise (Friedman).
foreign-policy  american  international  neoconservatism  neoliberalism  policies  future 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Is Waxman-Markey Worth It? | Mother Jones
I've been on both the producing and receiving end of too many cost benefit analyses to trust them. If you're being relatively honest and if you're dealing with fairly concrete, short-term issues, they're useful tools, but even then it's still the case that you can manufacture strikingly divergent conclusions by manipulating your assumptions and inputs by surprisingly small amounts. Cost-benefits usually look like they're grounded in hardheaded thinking simply because they're numerically based, but quite often they're nothing of the kind.
economics  cost-benefit-analysis  politics  policies 
july 2009 by tsuomela
What to learn: 'core knowledge' or '21st-century skills'? -
The long-running battle between core content curriculum (E.D. Hirsch, Cultural Literacy, a book I read in 20 years ago) and critical thinking soldiers on.
via:downes  education  policies  politics  code-words  rhetoric  critical-thinking  america  pedagogy 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Foreclosing the Crisis
Review and commentary on book by Robert C. Ellickson, The Household: Informal Order around the Hearth
economics  housing  crisis  mortgage  ownership  america  policies  review 
february 2009 by tsuomela
Michael Meacher: Will the oil crisis lead to nuclear proliferation | Comment is free |
The geopolitical implications of this gathering crisis for world oil supply 2010-15 are immense. The risk of further military interventions and conflicts in the Middle East is clearly high. Total world oil reserves are estimated at 2.5-2.9 trillion barrels, of which half has now been already consumed, while half of the 51 oil-producing countries reported output declines in 2006. Non-Opec production is expected to peak and decline within the next five years, driven mainly by burgeoning demand from China and the US, together with restricted output from Iraq.
oil  economics  energy  policies  future  foreign-policy  war  politics  nuclear 
august 2008 by tsuomela
The Quantitative Peace
Explorations of Empirical and Formal Research in International Relations and Comparative Politics.
political-science  empirical  research  policies  international 
july 2008 by tsuomela
Social networking -
In Evaluating social networking services, this report then describes how to use a toolkit – a social networking evaluation chart covering six different social networking services, and an accompanying checklist, which are available to download from the D
social-networks  research  policies  youth 
june 2008 by tsuomela
Wikipedia:Neutral point of view - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The neutral point of viewThe neutral point of view is a means of dealing with conflicting views. The policy requires that, where there are or have been conflicting views, these should be presented fairly. None of the views should be givenundue weightor
wiki  wikipedia  accuracy  governance  policies  intelligence  collective 
november 2006 by tsuomela
Wikipedia:Verifiability - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The policy:Articles should contain only material that has been published by reliable sources.Editors adding new material to an article should cite a reliable source, or it may be challenged or removed by any editor.The obligation to provide a reliable s
wiki  wikipedia  collective  intelligence  accuracy  governance  policies 
november 2006 by tsuomela
Wikipedia:Five pillars - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It means citingverifiable, authoritativesourceswhenever possible, especially oncontroversial topics.
wiki  wikipedia  policies  collective  intelligence  governance 
november 2006 by tsuomela
Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Key policiesYou don't need to read every Wikipedia policy before you contribute. However, the following policies are particularly important to the project, and the sooner you understand and use them, the better:Wikipedia is anencyclopedia.Its goals go n
wikipedia  wiki  policies  collective  intelligence  accuracy 
november 2006 by tsuomela

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