Nouriel Roubini has some good points about issues relating to future recession.
presenting the mark driscoll game (cw evil televangelism)
what is the mark driscoll game?
the mark driscoll game is a game i often play where you watch videos of infamous televangelist mark driscoll with automatically generated captions.
whether it is his poor diction or blending of “broness” with hardline calvinism, he often confuses the youtube auto-captioning service in ways that are absurd and surreal. for best results, you should choose sermons given before his departure from mars hill church.
once you find a moment that you think is particularly funny, take a screenshot and share it with a friend
why play the mark driscoll game?
it is a way to combat reactionary christian theology by putting it in a different frame. think of it as chrisituationism
how do i start?
One thing pushing Guatemalans to emigrate north to the US: cheap coffee. https://www.lawfareblog.com/how-struggling-coffee-market-pushes-guatemalans-north
Meanwhile, Danes let out a huge collective sigh of relief.
US economy spin
Same fact-free approach taken by Johnson's ministers when it comes to Brexit's effects.
US trade policy
RE: broadening stakeholder input on trade deals
Apart from firms, industry groups, and unions/professional associations, people tend not to know or care about trade policy. The end result is that efforts to gain feedback would lead to little payoff.
Rewriting the rules to limit corporate input in favor of other voices is a political nonstarter in the US. A slightly more feasible alternative would be to enforce better lobbyist reporting linking money to policy demands.
US trade policy
A generally good piece on how Trump can fix his horrifically stupid trade policy. I'd disagree with the benefits of widening input on trade deals (following toot). The last point they make is key: as globalization has increased, fiscal transfers to offset maleffects have nearly disappeared. The fairly obvious consequences are visible across the world.
Draining the swamp indeed
AP News: Trump appoints student loan industry exec to watchdog job Trump appoints student loan industry exec to watchdog job
I found this interesting, despite having no direct experience with any of the games mentioned. I played LOTRO briefly but never really got into it. Before that, I played SWG a bunch, from my last year of undergrad up through the beginning of grad school. I miss the friends I made and exploring the world...
when a company advertises a "machine learning" or AI approach, we should ask them
- what is the model you're using? no, I won't accept that it's proprietary info.
- what is your training set? is the data complete? no, quantity is not good enough. where are the blind spots and how have you consulted with experts in the field to correct them?
- have you received peer review? If not, there's the door. come back when you have.
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