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Could an archival 'deed of gift' be translated into social media collections?
web-archive  ethics  archives  principles  professional  gifts  social-media 
june 2016 by tsuomela
Belated Debt Post: Ancient Efficient Markets Hypotheses — Crooked Timber
"And yet: human beings (not just economists), when called upon to explain how society works, have a strange tendency to reach first for efficient market hypotheses, and to hold on like grim death. Natural or even cosmic orders of orderly payback. That’s the ticket. We are ‘in debt’ to the gods, or our parents, or society. Graeber is quick to point out the inadequacies of these metaphors." Annotated link
book  review  debt  metaphor  philosophy  ethics  anthropology  ancient  principles  sociology  society 
march 2012 by tsuomela
Bruce Bartlett: Tax Code Not Aligned With Basic Principles -
We can see, then, that the tax system in the United States violates the fundamental principles of income taxation. Those are “vertical equity,” which says that those with upper incomes should pay a higher effective tax rate than those with modest incomes — as far back as Adam Smith, ability to pay has always been a core principle of taxation — and “horizontal equity,” which says that those with roughly the same income ought to pay roughly the same taxes.
politics  government  taxes  income  fairness  principles 
february 2012 by tsuomela
Panton Principles
By open data in science we mean that it is freely available on the public internet permitting any user to download, copy, analyse, re-process, pass them to software or use them for any other purpose without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself. To this end data related to published science should be explicitly placed in the public domain.

Formally, we recommend adopting and acting on the following principles:
open-science  open-access  publishing  scientific  science  open-data  standards  principles  cooperation  sharing 
september 2010 by tsuomela
OnFiction: Of Noble Past
What struck me as rather surprising is the extent to which it still mattered to writers and philosophers of 19th century whether their lives were in accord with their philosophies. There is a neoclassical flavor to this worry—original philosophers were supposedly there to teach youth how to live, and it would have been in poor taste (and very poor advertising) for them not to live according to the principles they had espoused. The necessity of the past, however, acquired a different, more distinguished flavor from 17th century on. There is something noble about John Stuart Mill’s feminist preoccupation that the world recognize his partner, Harriet Taylor, as a full co-author of his works. There is something noble about Ludwig Wittgenstein renouncing his enormous inheritance and teaching in a one room school in remote rural Norway village. There is something noble about Nietzsche, unable to live up to his own ideas, having a nervous breakdown.
philosophy  life  principles 
may 2009 by tsuomela
How to Build (and Use) Thick Power - Umair Haque -
Obama's power is thick power. Thick power is a distant cousin of soft power. Like soft power, it is built by setting an example. When we can set an example that inspires others we are able to lead — and others follow.
power  politics  torture  principles  about(DickCheney)  about(BarackObama) 
may 2009 by tsuomela
Work on Stuff that Matters: First Principles - O'Reilly Radar
O'Reilly principles 1. Work on something that matters to you more than money 2. Create more value than you capture 3. Take the long view.
philosophy  personal  principles  life  lifestyle  by(TimOReilly) 
january 2009 by tsuomela

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