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I reflect on how algorithms affect not just what news we consume, but what news is produced, and how the consumers, creators, and regulators of algorithms can get better at understanding whether they are trustworthy. In today's overheated political environment, ask what algorithms drive our news leads us in an unexpected direction. 
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My thoughts on conversational interfaces, and why Alexa is now the market leader. If Siri, Google Now, and Cortana aren't studying Alexa very closely, they should be!
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I never know what I'm going to say when I start an interview. Here are two things I said recently to John Battelle: "We're suffering from a deficit of idealism," and “The obligation and the self‑interest of every company is to build a robust society.” #NextEconomy
“The obligation, and the self‑interest of every company is to build a robust society.”
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Tim do people interviewing a new candidate really expect everyone to know the name of everyone they worked for if it goes back a long time and what do employers do in situations where the candidate cant reach former employers cause the business closed down or something retire etc.
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So what if the machines are so productive that they take away many of the jobs humans do today? There's so much new work to be done! Let's get the machines to help us do things that are now hard, and free us to do things that are purely human. My latest reflections on Universal Basic Income and the future of work, framed as a series of comments on Keynes' prescient 1930 essay, "Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren," and a recent conversation with Y Combinator partner +Paul Buchheit.

A Conversation about Universal Basic Income with John Maynard Keynes and Paul Buchheit
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You've got to love this guy! So glad that he'll be a speaker at my Next:Economy Summit in October.
If you see Kayak co-founder Paul English behind the wheel of his Tesla, don't get too friendly. He may be working.
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If you love Hamilton, as I do, and you're interested in data visualization, you'll find this fascinating!
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Not registered to vote? Not sure what you need to do? VotePlz makes it easy to do the right thing. If you care about the direction our country takes, voting is the single most important thing you can do. Low voter participation rates send a strong signal to politicians than no one cares what they do. You don't want that, do you?

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There is absolutely no way I would ever waste my time voting for any of these clowns running for office. We have two criminals running for president and the others who are running are such a joke that Gary Johnson had to ask what an Aleppo was during an interview. Also, your vote simply doesn't count during the presidential election.! All politicians are corrupt, that's the nature of the business and all politicians can be bought, we saw that with sanders. In my life, I have never seen or met an honest politician and I once worked directly for the Governor of a state before, during and after an election. Your vote only counts on the local level...and even then it's such a miserably small amount that using the word "counts" only means that they count doesn't actually decide the outcome. The system is rigged and if you don't understand that, you aren't paying attention.
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This piece about how the pre-civil war south changed its justification for slavery over time is truly eye-opening, and will change the way you think about today's politics as well. I am so glad that Russ Roberts has now put transcripts of his EconTalk podcast on Medium! It makes it much easier to catch them all, and to reference them! 
EconTalk Episode #539 (Archive of all episodes, here)
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I'm not usually a fan of formulas, but this is intriguing: 15 HigherEd Student Personas That Will Help You Redesign Learner Experience. #LearningDesign #Motivation
By Gunnar Counselman - 15 of the most common student “personas,” which have helped us shed light on redesigning learner experience that motivates students.
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Brilliant: "People turn to terrorism because they know they cannot wage war, so they opt instead to produce a theatrical spectacle. Terrorists don’t think like army generals; they think like theatre producers....Like terrorists, those combating terrorism should also think more like theatre producers and less like army generals." 
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+David Megginson the system is "comply or die" ...while a standing army requires constant war, in order to be profitable. the amount of tax spending on warfare, compared to rather useful things, is just insane. have friends in the IDF who went to jail, for refusing to attack without reason... sent their Munich office a notice, to stay put in that war - and they've closed it in less than two weeks; at least they've managed to not directly enter that war... while the airstrips are already a tad closer to Iran, meanwhile.
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We've now opened registration for the second annual Next:Economy summit. Here is my post announcing what we'll be covering at the event: "Technology and business as if people matter."
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Good piece about self driving cars and the disruption that Detroit is trying to embrace before it runs over them.
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I have to disagree, lots of hyperbole and not a particularly insightful article.
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