Things to Read for Your Morning Procrastination on November 13, 2015


Over at Equitable Growth--The Equitablog: Must-Reads Come Across on November 12, 2015:

  • Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: Labor in the Second Machine Age: "People, unlike horses, can choose to prevent themselves from becoming economically irrelevant…" :: B&M see human sociability, extraordinary human brain reach, and the fact that we humans control our politics as forces that will prevent any robotic dystopia
  • Felix Schönbrodt: The False Discovery Rate (FDR) and the Positive Predictive Value (PPV): "The False Discovery Rate (FDR) and the Positive Predictive Value (PPV): Together with Michael Zehetleitner I developed an interactive app that computes and visualizes these numbers…" :: Everybody reading (or writing) statistical work should use this tool--it is the best quick way to understand how to assess any study given its ex-ante plausibility and its statistical power.
  • Bridget Ansel: Daniel Hamermesh... and Elena Stancanelli... [on] the tendency to work what the authors call ‘strange hours’... nights and weekends..." :: part-time, flex-time, unusual-time, and on-call work make Americans' labor significantly more laborious than work schedules in other countries (except, I believe, Britain)
  • Ben Thompson: TensorFlow and Monetizing Intellectual Property: "Monetizing infinitely reproducible intellectual property [is] akin to selling ice to an Eskimo: it can be done, but it better be some really darn incredible ice..." :: how Alphabet's (Google's) strategy may suggest that our current intellectual property system and defaults may not even be to the advantage of those who hold the rights to the crown jewels of technology

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