Monthly Archives: February 2009

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My Online Presence

I contribute: posts to What’s Distracting Us? and Logic and Rational Interaction. edits to Wikipedia data and visualizations to Many Eyes. I keep in touch with: Twitter Facebook You can find my: books at LibraryThing music at, movies at Criticker resume at LinkedIn Strange, how much of my life I have electively placed online…

Movie Meme

The Rules: If I haven’t seen it, the film is italicized. If I saw it but would never watch it again, the film is listed in strikethru. If I saw it and loved it, the film is listed in bold. If I saw it but have no strong reaction, the film is listed in normal type. 1. Pulp Fiction (1994) 2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03) 3. Titanic (1997) 4. Blue Velvet (1986) 5. Toy Story (1995) 6. Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) 8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) 9. Die Hard […]

Economic Q&A on Linked-In: Market Failure

For a week or so, I decided to field questions on LinkedIn’s Answers board. This question in particular elicited answers that I felt I must address indirectly: Q The failure of the free market? Or not? Many people have over the last few months suggested that the current global recession is an indication of the failure of the free market. Personally I’m not convinced by this view. However there seem to be just about as many interpretations of what a free market is as there are people commenting on the subject. In today’s highly connected marketplace, where almost anyone can […]