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Robert Reich

  • Trump’s Business of Government
    The White House has announced that Trump will name his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to run a new...
    - 11 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 7:15pm -
  • No, Paul, It Wasn’t Because of “Growing Pains”
    House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conferencefollowing the demise of his bill to replace...
    - 2 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 8:09pm -
  • GORSUCH SHOULDN’T BE CONFIRMED UNTIL WE KNOW THE PERSON WHO...
    GORSUCH SHOULDN’T BE CONFIRMED UNTIL WE KNOW THE PERSON WHO PICKED HIM IS CLEARED OF WRONGDOINGNeil Gorsuch shouldn’t be confirmed until Trump comes clean. Nominating a new justice of the Supreme Court is one of the most important responsibilitie…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 5:52pm -
  • The Crisis of Governance
    America is in a crisis of governance. There is no adult in charge.Instead, we have as president an...
    - 6 days ago, 22 Mar 17, 5:43am -
  • My Visit to Trump’s Washington
    I spent much of this past week in Washington – talking with friends still in government, former...
    - 7 days ago, 20 Mar 17, 6:25pm -
  • An Orgy of Unnecessary Cruelty
    The theme that unites all of Trump’s initiatives so far is their unnecessary cruelty.1. His new...
    - 12 days ago, 16 Mar 17, 5:58pm -
  • TRUMP’S BONKERS BUDGETDonaldTrump ran for president as a man of...
    TRUMP’S BONKERS BUDGETDonaldTrump ran for president as a man of the people, who was going to fight forthose who were left behind – but everything we’re hearing about hisforthcoming federal budget says exactly the opposite: Spending that’s…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Mar 17, 12:36am -

Naked Capitalism

Overcoming Bias

  • Baum on Age of Em
    In the Journal Futures, Seth Baum gives the first academic review of Age of Em. First, some words of praise: The book is by far the most detailed description of the em world available. .. If you are wondering about … Continue reading →
    - 19 hours ago, 27 Mar 17, 11:35am -
  • A Book Response Prediction
    All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Schopenhauer, 1788-1860. My next book won’t come out until January, and reviews of it will appear in the w…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Mar 17, 4:10pm -
  • Reversible Simulations 
    Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder is irate that non-physicists use the hypothesis that we live in a computer simulation to intrude on the territory of physicists: The simulation hypothesis, as it’s called, enjoys a certain popularity among people who l…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Mar 17, 1:15pm -
  • Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony
    In one kind of book, a smooth talker who has published many books takes a fraction of a year to explore a topic that has newly piqued their curiosity. In another kind of book, someone who has spend a lifetime … Continue reading →
    - 4 days ago, 24 Mar 17, 2:55pm -
  • Imagine Philosopher Kings
    I just read Joseph Heath’s Enlightenment 2.0 (reviewed here by Alex). Heath is a philosopher who is a big fan of “reason,” which he sees as an accidentally-created uniquely-human mental capacity offering great gains in generality and accuracy o…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Mar 17, 6:00pm -
  • Better Babblers

    - 6 days ago, 21 Mar 17, 6:25pm -
  • The Robot Protocol
    Talking with a professor of robotics, I noticed a nice approachable question at the intersection of social science, computer science, and futurism. Someday robots will mix with humans in public, walking our streets, parks, hospitals, and stores, driv…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Mar 17, 2:00pm -
  • The Great Cycle Rule
    History contains a lot of data, but when it comes to the largest scale patterns, our data is very limited. Even so, I think we’d be crazy not to notice whatever patterns we can find at those largest scales, and … Continue reading →
    - 20 days ago, 8 Mar 17, 4:45pm -
  • I’m In Europe This Week
    Catch me at one of six talks I’ll give in Europe this week on Age of Em: Mar 10, 18:30, World Business Dialogue, University of Cologne, Germany Mar 11, 14:00, Stiftelsen Institutet för Framtidsstudier, Stockholm, Sweden. Mar 13, 18:40, TEDxNorrk…
    - 20 days ago, 7 Mar 17, 8:40pm -
  • Big Software Firm Bleg
    I haven’t yet posted much on AI as Software. But now I’ll say more, as I want to ask a question. Someday ems may replace humans in most jobs, and my first book talks about how that might change many things. But whether or … Continue reading…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Mar 17, 5:20pm -

Information Arbitrage

  • Recycling: The challenge and the opportunity for a Seed stage VC
    My recent post gave rise to a host of questions around the issue of recycling. What does it mean? How do you do it? And what are the implications for venture investors? I attempted to respond in a Tweetstorm, but recycling is a complicated issue that…
    - 5 Oct 16, 8:48pm -
  • The TTD Investment and the IA Ventures Model
    A Little HistoryIA Ventures began life a little less than seven years ago, just as the world was coming out of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The term “Micro VC” had yet to be coined. “Big Data” was still somewhat myste…
    - 29 Sep 16, 1:25am -
  • Welcoming John to IA
    Brad, Jesse and I are happy to announce that our friend and colleague, John Hadl, is joining IA Ventures as Venture Partner, effective immediately. We have personally gotten to know John over the past four years due to our shared investment in PlaceI…
    - 12 Mar 15, 8:29pm -
  • Crowdfunding for start-ups: A durable trend or a bull market phenomenon?
    Angel investing is red hot as is the concept of crowdfunding start up investment. Part of this phenomenon has been driven by the emergence of AngelList, the brainchild of Naval Ravikant. What started out as a way for a curated set of angels to inves…
    - 23 Nov 14, 10:44pm -
  • Financial interaction: the next generation
    I have spent over 25 years creating, processing and analyzing financial transactions. I like studying them - a lot - whether an outgrowth of my time on Wall Street helping sophisticated entities manage risks, or through IA Ventures’ investments in…
    - 25 Feb 14, 10:43pm -
  • IA Ventures: Reflections on 2013
    2013 was a very different kind of year for IA Ventures. While the years 2010-12 were characterized by 8-10 new investments per year, in 2013 we invested in only three new companies: Data Robot; Digital Ocean (DO) and Sight Machine (SM). Digital Ocean…
    - 3 Jan 14, 8:28pm -
  • “If you can’t do something willingly and joyfully, then don’t do it. If you give...
    “If you can’t do something willingly and joyfully, then don’t do it. If you give up drinking, don’t go moaning about it; go back on the bottle. Do. As. Thou. Wilt." - The late Peter O'Toole
    - 16 Dec 13, 1:05pm -
  • Venture Capital and "Innovation"
    Many have recently been critical of the role of the venture industry in financing “true innovation.” The narrative goes something like this: “VCs are like lemmings, flocking to the latest consumer wave (mobile chat, ride-sharing, etc.) in searc…
    - 16 Dec 13, 2:41am -
  • Evidence is mounting that people at the bottom are increasingly stuck without skills or pathways to...
    Evidence is mounting that people at the bottom are increasingly stuck without skills or pathways to rise. Research from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston shows that in the 1980s, 21 percent of Americans in the bottom income quintile would rise to…
    - 15 Dec 13, 1:51pm -
  • Soft is the new Hard
    I live in a world where engineering and technical talent is valued above all others, where the Holy Grail is a “coding ninja” who can crank out oodles of elegant code at a breakneck pace. These people speak a language that is distinct and only un…
    - 14 Nov 13, 4:32am -