Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law (APPEAL)
Has a moneyness sense
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Internal Revenue Service
<quote>“[A] renewed emphasis on a key legal insight (the government cannot default on debt it issues in its own currency) can lead to an adjustment to economic theory (MMT), which in turn informs a new legal proposal to get past the current, futile […] debate.
It’s a movement from legal insight to economic insight back to legal insight, or L – E – L.
… The legal foundations of MMT make it both scientifically, and normatively, a better theory of our economic system than the dominant paradigms of monetary policy.”</quote>, attributed to Frank Pasquale, circa 2014.
<quote>“Modern money theory explains that political and legal systems for creating, regulating, and distributing money are fundamental to economic prosperity and stability, necessarily shaping (not “distorting”) and facilitating private exchanges of goods and services.
… the economic costs and benefits of public money creation depend on the contingent, complex value-laden questions of how that money is spent and invested and how effectively taxes and other forms of regulation help steer economic and political activity toward the productivity, stability, and legitimacy that will help maintain currency value.”</quote>, attributed to Martha McCluskey, circa 2016.
Rania Antonopoulos, Alternate Minister for Combatting Unemployment, Greece
David Bholat, staff, Advanced Analytics Division, Bank of England
Richard Clarida, (former) Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury
James K. Galbraith
Professor, Law, Rutgers University
(author) Rep. John Conyers H.R. 1000 towards full employment
Versions: 114th Congress and many others
NAME Keynes (surely you jeste)
Martha McCluskey, Professor, Law, University at Buffalo
Frank Pasquale, Professor, Law, University of Maryland
Zoltan Pozsar, (former) Senior Advisor, U.S. Treasury Department
Amar Reganti, ex-Deputy Director, Office of Debt Management at United States Treasury
Beardsley Ruml, Chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, once upon a time (at least in 1946-01)
Joseph Sommer, Legal Counsel, New York Federal Reserve Bank
tl;dr → DAO et al. broke the law by offering shares to the public without complying with applicable securities laws, but the SEC won’t prosecute them under their authority to defend the law that they are declared to have broken.
34-81207; a ruling; Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC); 2017-07-25.
re-capitalized with $150 million funny munny.
<quote>In short, the DAO fit the conventional definition of an investment security.<quote>
<quote>If coin owners are promised voting rights in an organization or the right to a share of profits, that’s likely to be a security.
By contrast, if users mostly buy tokens for a utilitarian purpose—for example, to buy network storage—it’s less likely to be a security. </quote>
<quote>The SEC reasoned that if something looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, the law should treat it like a duck.</quote>
ICO → Initial Coin Offering
expert, Berkman Klein Center, Harvard University.
ex-general counsel and (ex-)executive director, Bitcoin Foundation, 2012→2015.
Photographer Proves End of Privacy Is Here Through Photos That Will Blow Your Mind; Someone pseudonymous using the self-asserted Vandita; In Some Blog entitled Anonymous; 2017-03-14.
Teaser: Privacy is for paedos. Google knows what you’re looking for. Facebook knows what you like. The CIA knows how to use your TV/Smartphone to spy on you. Your communications are being monitored 24X7. Still think you have privacy? Take a look at these photos…
Egor Tsvetkov; YOUR FACE IS BIG DATA; digital narcissism; hosted at Cargo Collective, a promotional site.
photographer (he is someone who photographs; similar to a “motorist”)
Cited for color, background & verisimilitude.
Alex Preston, scrivener, British, quoted in The Guardian, 2014-08-03.
Paul McMullan, reporter, The Guardian; opinement for his employer; 2011-11-29.
Stanislav Kozlovsky, an assistant professor, Moscow State University.
Christopher Weatherhead, expert, Privacy International.
Beth Givens, executive director, Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
<quote>We have come to the end of privacy </quote>, attributed to Alex Preston, in an article, in The Guardian, 2014-08-03.
<quote>Privacy is for paedos </quote>, attributed to Paul McMullan, the reporter, in an article, in The Guardian; 2011-11-29.
<quote>Identifying someone using facial-recognition technology is no longer a privilege of secret services and police departments &emdash; anyone can act like a Web stalker.</quote>, attributed to Vandita herein.
Tim Elmore, Andrew McPeak; Marching Off the Map: Inspire Students to Navigate a Brand New World Kindle Edition; Poet Gardener Publishing; 2017-07-25; 328 pages; Amazon:B073VWV563: Kindle: $10, paper: no.
Social media: My stars! Gee Whiz! Kids these days!
State of (un)readiness; staff; Universum, a lifestyle boutique agency; 2017-03-09 (maybe); 26 slides.
tl;dr → a panel study, N=18,337, 19 countries (unclear how the interviews were collected, <em<e.g. by web, phone, etc.)
Teaser: A glimpse of how Generations X, Y and Z believe the workplace should function and the technologies poised to transform it. (Hint: your employees expect things you’re likely unprepared to deliver)
Can you picture the three most important technologies in your life twenty years from today? Could you tell a vivid story about the single biggest challenge you’ll personally face five years from now? What about the biggest challenge the world will face in fifty years? Thinking about the far-off future isn’t just an exercise in intellectual curiosity. It’s a practical skill that, new research reveals, has a direct neurological link to greater creativity, empathy, and optimism. In other words, futurist thinking gives you the ability to create change in your own life and the world around you, today.In this course, you’ll learn essential habits for thinking about the future that will increase the power of your practical imagination. These futurist habits include counterfactual thinking (imagining how the past could have turned out differently); signals hunting (looking for leading-edge examples of the kind of change you want to see in the world); and autobiographical forecasting. We’ll discuss the scientific research that explains how each habit can have a positive impact on your life, from helping you become a more original thinker to making you a more persuasive communicator. By the end of this course, you will have the playful and practical tools you need to imagine how the world (and your life) could be very different—and to use your newfound imagination to create change today.
Jane McGonigal, Director of Games Research and Development, Institute for the Future
Jane McGonigal created forecasting games for partners like the World Bank, the Rockefeller Foundation, the New York Public Library, and the American Heart Association. Well known for her TED talks on creativity and resilience, she is the author of two New York Times bestselling books, Reality Is Broken and SuperBetter. She received a PhD in performance studies from UC Berkeley.
Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, ISBN:978-0143110378,
Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken, ISBN:978-0143120612,
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, ISBN:1608465764
Kevin Kelly, The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, ISBN:978-0143110378, paperback: 2017-06-06.
Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken, ISBN:978-0143120612,
Rebecca Solnit, Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities, ISBN 1608465764,
INFO 198/BIOL 106B (callingbullshit.org) – “Calling Bullshit in the Age of Big Data,” a course, University of Washington (Washington State, that is, located in Seattle WA). Instructors: Jevin West (iinformation), Carl Bergstrom (biology)