Ok, fine. This fascinating infographic shows which presidential candidates are powered by Sugar Daddies, and which one by the people.
Jeb's got a fairly even trend, Hillary's over-indexed in the percentage raised in small donations (if you consider between 200 and 2700 small).
The absolute king is Bernie Sanders. Goodness. Look at that. A true man of the people (too bad he does not stand a chance in our elections system).
The most interesting part was how many candidates were riding on Sugar Daddies. Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker are notable. There is just one person who is bankrolling, in a big way, both Ted and Marco.
In a world where corporations are people and unlimited contributions have absolutely NO corrupting influence on politician's discussions, #ha ! #thanksalotsupremecourt , I suppose this is ok.
I do hope it sill pushes all of us citizens of this great nation to think again what we are creating.
Data source, and more details: http://goo.gl/Y9wRHP
In most lines of work, improved quality can generate more business. But the taxi industry is different: An interaction between a cabbie and a passenger is typically a one-off event
But the Uber alternative creates a shadow
Uber has caused cabs to improve quality. Complaints about things a driver might do to affect quality—use of air conditioning, “broken” credit card machines, rudeness, and talking on cell phones—all seem to have decreased along with Uber’s rise. At the same time, complaints about cabs cutting in line, overcharging, and taking long routes do not appear correlated with Uber’s rise
Obviously, Uber's model of driver rating creates a much more efficient feedback loop. In the long run, taxi companies may find price to be the only way to compete.
Scott Wallsten's vulgarization article http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/07/uber-taxi-drivers-complaints-chicago-newyork/397931/
Scott Wallsten's actual paper
A related wikipedia article on cooperation:
Paper of the Shadow of the Future
Context : http://www.europe1.fr/economie/vtc-uber-uberpop-quelle-est-la-difference-1364150
Raising a CEO's "non-verbal" score by just 5 percent yields an 11 percent boost in final market price
the assessments were also predictive of the company's near-term success
If Apple created a car business as big as BMW and Mercedes combined, that business would generate less profit than the iPhone
one thing that doesn't seem likely is that Apple can expand the market for such premium cars in the way it expanded the market for premium phones. You can choose to spend $600 instead of $200 on a phone (especially if that premium is masked by a monthly contract) but you can't choose to spend $40,000 instead of $14,000 on a car no matter how good it is
To the extent that companies are underinvesting in the future, the blame lies not with investors but with executives. The pay of many C.E.O.s is tied to factors like short-term earnings, rather than to longer-term metrics, which naturally fosters myopia. That 2014 study of companies that cut R. & D. spending found that the executives responsible saw their pay rise sharply, even though the stock didn’t. If Clinton really wants to deal with short-termism, she’d be better off targeting the way executive compensation works, instead of the way capital gains are taxed. Ultimately, the solution to short-termism isn’t on Wall Street. It’s in the executive suite
Some evidence that it increases obesity
No evidence of other downsides (e.g. eye strain)
We have to think about tradeoffs. If letting your kids watch an hour of TV means you are better able to have a relaxed conversation at the dinner table, this could mean TV isn’t that bad for cognitive development
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They don't really say "why", but here some ideas:
- TV is "cheaper": good [cost / reach] ratio, accentuated by lack of tracking relative to digital (transparency premium) + minimum TV spend that removes bidders
- TV is more impactful: "sound, sight and motion", big screen + broadcasters have mastered the art of focusing our attention (in between 2 pieces of content one chooses to watch + content designed for advertising friendliness + TV spots strategically placed so viewer is most alert, willing to consume, receptive)
Obviously, given who sponsored it, one may suspect bias.
TV is a great platform - in part because it does function as a way to funnel attention. You can watch TV in a number of ways now, but the primary way still ensures a type of focus.
Digital doesn't have that same focus. There are too many #squirrel opportunities to distract and then attention is lost both on content and the ads therein.
I think there's also an issue with the ratio of content to ads. TV is sold at a premium so you only get 18 minutes of ads in an hour. But an hour online ... you might wind up having the same number of ad minutes to content minutes.
Clearly video content will differ there but right now that video content isn't at a premium and unlike the focus of TV you might simply check email while the ads run. The context switch is too easy.
With TV you may do something else during the commercials but it often doesn't seem to be immersive - you're getting a snack. And the content is engineered so that even if you miss the first 30 seconds back from a break you'll still be able to follow along.
Interesting to think about.
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