“Housing becomes less affordable when we don’t build it, not when we do. Most important, it is not developers who benefit from our housing crisis but everyone who owns property. Yes, some deep-pocketed developers have profited handsomely in our overheated market. But so have landlords, who with limited competition have charged ever-higher rents. So have homeowners, whose property values have ballooned.” – A better way to solve the housing crisis — tax land, not development

“Democracy Corps’ national survey conducted after the debates and shared with the Clinton campaign showed that more attacks on Trump’s temperament and his treatment of people and women barely moved voters. In contrast, a compelling economic message demanding “an economy for everyone, not just the rich and well-connected,” attacking trickle-down tax cuts “for the richest and special breaks for corporations,” and promising an agenda to “rebuild the middle class” moved unmarried women (including white unmarried women), millennials, and white working-class women.” – The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

“NYC schools are now the MOST segregated schools in the country. Open data enabled people to segregate even though we know that this has serious long-term social and individual repercussions” – Toward Accountability – Data & Society: Points

“People with few social connections experience brain changes that cause them to be more likely to view human faces as threatening, making it harder for them to bond with others.” – How to Break the Dangerous Cycle of Loneliness

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about 5x faster than you can type on your phone today.” – Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

“Our brains produce enough data to stream 4 HD movies every second. The problem that the best way we have to get information out into the world – speech – can only transmit about the same amount of data as a 1980s modem. We’re working on a system that will let you type straight from your brain about 5x faster than you can type on your phone today.” – Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

““We’re talking about this kind of manipulation that literally affects people’s income,” said Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who studies the way companies use data and algorithms to exploit psychological weaknesses.” – How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

““We’re talking about this kind of manipulation that literally affects people’s income,” said Ryan Calo, a law professor at the University of Washington who studies the way companies use data and algorithms to exploit psychological weaknesses.” – How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons

“Robert Bork changed the view of antitrust law, which was originally intended to break up concentrated power. Without altering a word in the Sherman Antitrust Act, Bork and his colleagues – known as the “Chicago school” because of their devotion to University of Chicago neoclassical economic theories – rewrote history, determining that antitrust merely concerned “consumer welfare,” an economic study of prices, rather than effects on competition. Starting in the Reagan administration, the Chicago school’s capture of antitrust theory has brought us to a period of market concentration unrivaled since the Gilded Age” – This Budding Movement Wants to Smash Monopolies

“This obsession with the passport as pagentric paraphernalia suggests a naive concept of nation. Like a Disney castle, it imagines nationhood produced by the accumulation of symbols: Flags, stamps, banknotes – and yes, passports. As if these gestures themselves (as opposed to, say, economic policy or understanding of the mechanisms of government) were the means of constructing nationhood” – “The design of a passport might create new kinds of identity and citizenship”