Does Trump love fancy flowcharts?

Fields of Technology Critical Infrastructures When it comes to privatization of critical infrastructure, what are the lessons of history? > Random/Unintended Privatization of critical infrastructure and the lessons of history  The Official History of Privatisation Vol. I: The formative years 1970-1987 (Government Official Histo… $47.95  The Privatization of Roads and Highways: Human and E… $15.00  (11)  Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Moveme… $12.88$16.95  (412)  Privatization and Public-Private Partnerships $36.07$72.00  (7) All Search Amazon  Go Ads by Amazon   Is it a good idea for election infrastructure to be included as Government Facilities critical infrastructure, or should it be privatized also? Can sufficient clean power can be generated from the world's deserts to supply mankind with enough electricity on a sustainable basis? big idea Could a solar eclipse cause an energy blackout? in general: cities: Main Street Marshall Plan Urban League | too big to fail: Systemically important financial institution | run on the bank(s): Total Loss-Absorbing Capacity | telecommunications: electrical/electromagnetic | condition: ASCE Infrastructure Report Card | social change: Prime Movers for Change sp | fracking: The Boom Gold

Does Trump love fancy flowcharts?

Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

Human Society Politics & Government Why does socialism look good in the beginning but eventually collapses? > Sustainability Our Two-Party System is a Poisoned Institution: The two-party system has devolved into a poisoned institution.  The campaigns backed by enormous capital have become killing machines that are not past doing anything to scuttle a candidate and the other party's ship.  They mirror the overall problems we have with BIG bureaucracy in general with too much unchecked wealth and power, and when and where that happens, waste, cronyism, corruption, and fraud fester and grow below the surface. sp subsidiarity: Nothing should be done by a larger and more complex organization which can be done as well by a smaller and simpler organization. big idea The conflict between justice and tyranny occurs in every political order because it occurs in every human soul. Marini Power concedes nothing without a demand. Douglass in general: Hillary Clinton: Shattered Allen > Trump | gerrymandering (REDMAP) Trump: Ratf**ked Daley | fascism: On Tyranny Snyder, Fourteen Defining Characteristics Of Fascism Britt | strategy: The Art Of War Sun Tzu | entrepreneurs vs. bureaucrats: Bureaucracy von Mises | lobbying: Miss Sloane | power and knowledge: Michel Foucault | conservatism: Imprimis | watchdogs: Judicial Watch | socialism: The History and Danger of Administrative Law Hamburger | compromise: Three Kinds of Compromise Cobb | Death of the Liberal Class Hedges | The Communist Manifesto Marx | The Political Economy of Grand Strategy Narizny | The Problem of Big DeMint | The Road to Serfdom Hayek | United States: occupations | minimum government, maximum freedom: Libertarian Party | cold war: A Most Wanted Man le Carre | trust: Politicians are Consummate Performers sp | impeachment: A Just Cause | libertarian: The Libertarian Mind Boaz | cold war: Bridge of Spies, The Billion Dollar Spy Hoffman | pro-government: Leviathan Hobbes | The Prince Machiavelli | Zero Dark Thirty

The world is awash in bullshit.

Information Technology Big Data  The world is awash in bullshit. > Trust/Truth If computers do all the deep thinking, what do we do? Whoever has the best (meaningful, curated) data, wins. Is the company ready for the deluge of unstructured data coming in from transactions, social media, sensors and machines (IoT)?  What ethical issues are raised by the spectre of a big data-driven world?  in general: machine learning in business: Evolution of Analytics | agriculture: Agrible | twitter stream: Dataminr | analytical skills: Insight IQ | automated data collection/monitoring: connotate | automated analysis: WolframAlpha Pro | behavioral analytics: ginger.io | customer analytics: nuevora | democratization: contextrelevant | drag-n-drop: rapidminer | earth: dataone | energy management: hara | hadoop: hortonworks, karmasphere | health care: Visiquate | industrial: MANA | marine and buoy data: Planet OS | market research: keltonglobal | NoSQL: mongoDB | oil & gas: drillinginfo | oncology: flatiron |  open source: Dataverse | real-time: webaction, zoomdata | robots and jobs: Rise of the Robots Ford | neural networks: Make Your Own Neural Network Rashid | tiny clues uncover huge trends: Small Data Lindstrom big idea | The Black Box Society Pasquale |

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Human Rights

Political Concepts Human Rights Should the world's moral responsibility to stop human atrocities rise above national sovereignty? sp > Big Questions What is modern slavery? Where should transgender children use the bathroom? Can enhanced interrogation (torture) ever be justified? freedom: Live Free or Die in general: lessons of history: The Guardians Pedersen > Geopolitics big ideas| oppression & struggle: Human Acts Kang | United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | dictatorships: Kim Jong-un | migrant workers: Cesar Chavez | torture: Break the Chain sp | CIA: Senate Report 2014 | ethiopia: Zone 9 | Geneva Conventions | Human Rights Watch: hrw | oral histories: Voice of Witness | UN Global Compact | modern trafficking: Human Trafficking Shelley | documentary: Harvest of Shame Murrow

Should the world’s moral responsibility to stop human atrocities rise above national sovereignty?

Should the world’s moral responsibility to stop human atrocities rise above national sovereignty? > Big Questions

What is modern slavery?

Where should transgender children use the bathroom?

Can enhanced interrogation (torture) ever be justified?

in general: lessons of history: The Guardians Pedersen > Geopolitics big ideas| oppression & struggle: Human Acts Kang | United Nations: Universal Declaration of Human Rights | dictatorships: Kim Jong-un | migrant workers: Cesar Chavez | torture: Break the Chain sp | CIA: Senate Report 2014 | ethiopia: Zone 9 | Geneva Conventions | Human Rights Watch: hrw | oral histories: Voice of Witness | UN Global Compact | modern trafficking: Human Trafficking Shelley | documentary: Harvest of Shame Murrow

Refugee Crisis

Population Immigration and Refugees Walls block people, but the far more destructive edge of this sword is that walls separate people. To spend billions of dollars to try and keep out a few more people from our country, but at the cost of separating us from an entire country, is a terrible trade-off and a fool's calculus. sp Climate change is a driver of refugees and immigrants. Has America has reached a point where perpetual growth from immigration cannot realistically continue within the country’s limited space and resources?  in general: refugee boat: Law of the Journey Weiwei > Art | We will all be melting pots of each other sp | deferred action: DREAM Act | largest refugee camp: Dadaab | america: In Jackson Heights | lessons of history: Kindertransport | migration: International Organization for Migration | Rule of Law vs. Lawlessness sp | fences: Hungary | trains: The Beast |  deporting kids: East of Salinas | good samaritan: Buen Dia, Ramon | Borderland NPR | Of Mice and Men Steinbeck | Sin Nombre | The Arrival Tan | Welcome to Shelbyville Snyder |

“There’s no refugee crisis, but only human crisis… In dealing with refugees we’ve lost our very basic values.” ai weiwei