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Hi Javiez, I contacted them via their forum. We'll keep you posted.
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On wealth and inequality:
High wealth strikes society as unfair because of wasted utility. A $20 bill in the hands of a person earning 20k a year buys something useful. The same $20 is unnoticed by someone earning $20 million. Even $20'000 buys small increments in status or security for the latter. Therefore at high wealth buying power is grossly wasted. Money could buy much more happiness in someone else's hands. This is the basis for progressive taxation. Investment is different, and it would be interesting to see high-wealth compensation split in two accounts: Modest and progressively taxed income and a liberal but strictly audited VC and charity investment fund (any capital gains theoreof taxted as income). Rich people often crave the power to allocate, rather than consume, money and that's much more agreeable to society.

A fair exchange fallacy is also at play, where people observe that basic transactions are fair (I give you a fish, you give me a coin, equal value has flowed in both directions) and they extrapolate that large scale earnings and wealth are fair. CEOs must earn a lot because they emit massive value. If they're wealthy their wealth must be the equal settlement for the value they produced over time. This is false because transactions are imperfectly fair. There are small profits and losses in any one transaction, and corporations are structured to select, amplify, and concentrate in one direction the profits rather than trade equally to the value they produce at all levels. Corporations are inequality-maximizing machines in addition to their useful social functions. Thus it would be fair if earning differentials were much smaller.

The excess importance accorded to money by Anglo-Saxon societies is in part the result of fungible status. If money can buy the same sort of recognition as art, education, and so on different dimensions of achievement collapse into one: wealth. You could be a great astronomer or athlete, but if your success and status is ultimately judged on the same scale as the banker or oil heir everyone ends up competing for position on the same slope. Over time the economy will produce a class of wealth-seekers instead of seekers of achievement in other dimensions, or they will demand that these become the same things (i.e. Disney instead of Monet). If there was more friction in the monetization and valuation of achievement, life would offer more dimensions for success and talented people would not all crowd around monetary opportunities. Older European societies are more like this, and it's the main complaint against globalization, i.e. that it flattens everything into money.

Originally as a comment on +Yonatan Zunger post https://plus.google.com/u/0/103389452828130864950/posts/6sujExTcVxu 
#inequality   #wealth #economics
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I think the same, this is not OK at all!!!!!!
 
Hey, Google -- not even remotely OK. 
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An anonymous reader writes "A Microsoft server accesses URLs sent in Skype chat messages, even if they are HTTPS URLs and contain account information. A reader of Heise publications notified Heise Security (link to German website, Google translation). They replicated the observation by sending links via Skype, including one to a private file storage account, and found that these URLs are shortly after accessed from a Microsoft IP address. When co...
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