SUCK-UP WATCH: Having backed the losing candidate, Google now tries to align with Trump. “Despite Google’s support of Clinton, and Trump’s tendency to hold grudges, the tech behemoth may very well succeed in its efforts to embed itself in the new power structure.” And apparently they’re doing okay: Joshua Wright, long an ally of Google, […]
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On previous Thanksgivings, I've written blog posts expressing my thankfulness for a relatively high degree of freedom in my adopted country and for various people in my life who have helped me along the way. The posts are here, here, and here. When pondering my post for this year, I realized that there is an organization that, and a person whom, I'm very thankful for and that I've have never expressed it. The organization is Liberty Fund, which funds this site. The person is the late Pierre Goodrich, whose generosity built and sustained Liberty Fund. Thank you. And thanks also to my co-bloggers Bryan Caplan and Scott Sumner and to our guest bloggers, Alberto Mingardi and Emily Skarbek. All do fine work. Thanks also to Liberty Fund's Amy Willis, who gives me good suggestions for graphics, and for the careful work of Lauren Landsburg, the overall editor of the Econlib site. Finally, thanks to Liberty Fund President and CEO Emilio Pacheco, who believes strongly in what we do. (8 COMMENTS)
President-elect Trump does not officially take office until January 20, 2017, but the question of what a Trump presidency could mean for U.S. foreign policy is already circling the globe. Two of Stratfor’s lead analysts, Vice President of Global Analysis Reva Goujon and Vice President of Strategic Analysis Rodger Baker, sit down to discuss that very question and offer some context for this ongoing conversation in the latest episode of the Stratfor Talks podcast. Then Deputy Editor Lynn Wise speaks with Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich about the role geography plays in Russia’s historical pattern of expansion and contraction. Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. You can also email us at [email protected] RELATED READING: A Simple Tool for Understanding the Trump Presidency https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/simple-tool-understanding-trump-presidency An Asian Perspective on the U.S. Elections https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/asian-perspective-us-elections Negotiating NAFTA’s Future https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/negotiating-naftas-future Russia Falls Into Old Habits https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/russia-falls-old-habits
WELL, THAT WAS FAST: Google Gets A Seat On The Trump Transition Team: Joshua Wright has been put in charge of transition efforts at the influential Federal Trade Commission after pulling off the rare revolving-door quadruple-play, moving from Google-supported academic work to government – as an FTC commissioner – back to the Google gravy train […]
Stratfor Deputy Editor Lynn Wise and Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich discuss Russia's historical pattern of expansion and contraction caused by its geographic constraints. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com
This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. ByLauren Goodrich Nearly 10 years ago, Stratforpublished a serieson Russia's historical boom-and-bust cycle. At that time, Russia was clearly at the height of a boom, rebuilding itself into a stable and robust power. Today, the country is quickly descending into the next, less pleasant stage. [...]
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Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich looks back on Russia’s September 18 parliamentary elections and what’s ahead for Russia. Also, Editor-in-Chief David Judson discusses his new column, Stratforium, and the difference between journalism and Stratfor’s geopolitical intelligence and analysis. Have a question or comment for the Stratfor Talks podcast? Leave us a message and we may include your comment in a future episode. You can reach Stratfor Talks at 1-512-744-4300 x 3917. RELATED LINKS: A Compromised Victory for the Kremlin - https://www.stratfor.com/geopolitical-diary/compromised-victory-kremlin Manipulating Russia’s Political Future, One Election at a Time - https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/manipulating-russias-political-future-one-election-time Stratforium: The Test of Being a Rorschach Test - https://www.stratfor.com/weekly/stratfor-test-being-rorschach-test
This article was originally published at Stratfor.com. By Lauren Goodrich Sept. 4 marks Russia's Day of Solidarity, a remembrance of two brutal terrorist incidents: the start of an apartment bombing campaign in 1999 and the bloody end of a siege at a Beslan school in 2004. Much as the 9/11 attacks changed [...]
Reflecting back on the 2016 Olympic games, Stratfor Senior Eurasia Analyst Lauren Goodrich and Latin America Analyst Reggie Thompson are joined by Dr. Tommy Hunt and Dr. Tolga Ozyurtcu from The University of Texas at Austin Department of Kinesiology and Health Education for a roundtable on the intersection of geopolitics and sports. Also, host Ben Sheen speaks with Stratfor CEO Dave Sikora about some recent updates and upcoming news for Stratfor.com. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com https://education.utexas.edu/departments/kinesiology-health-education "Follow our podcast on: Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/stratfortalks Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/stratfor-talks iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/stratfor-talks
Do they really know everything about you? No...I'm not talking about your parents, significant other or best friend...but I will return to them... I am referencing Facebook and Google as proxy for the all-knowing, all-seeing eye of digital. Yes...those ads that follow you around can feel creepy and make you wonder about Big Sibling (PC...LOL), but just how powerful are those impossible-to-hide-from algorithms and just how much do they really know? Google has no idea who I am. Could be that, like many, I confuse their software: Doors fan; Peter, Paul and Mary disciple; Beethoven lover; Grandfather; Gamer; World Traveler; Broadway show goer; hippie; CEO; Circus Attendee; Fashion Shopper; Book Buyer - physical and e-...and on and on. While I am far from being a new Google user, here is what they said in profiling me: You do not have any topics associated with your Google account. Topics are used to show you ads that are relevant to you. Topics will be added automatically as you use Google services or you can add specific topics. And yet I have no doubt that they sell my data without appending that notation. Facebook, on the other hand, has taken a much more aggressive view of profiling me and confidently has pegged me to the point of actually showing me the kinds of ads they will expose me to, based on what they are sure they know about me. Now do as I did...go to https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences and start clicking around. Facebook says: How we determine your ad preferences. We use information from a few different sources to figure out which ads might be relevant and useful to you. Things like your Facebook profile information, activity on Facebook and interactions with businesses can all influence the ads you see. The first thing you will notice is that there is no magic here. In fact, I was actually surprised at just how linear it all is. Clearly, there was zero insight applied anywhere, which made their classifications not just mundane, but downright wrong. Whatever I might have clicked on or shared - for one reason or another -- showed up as a preference. And yet multiple preferences that were in fact connected and clearly so -- had even a modicum of insight been applied -- showed up as siloed, single preferences. In other words, the depth of the algorithm seems to be rather shallow, while its breadth seems to be all-encompassing...inch deep and a mile wide...better to see others, I imagine. Worse...I previewed the ads I might see based on my preferences and I was appalled, again, at the complete and total disconnect from anything but a broad and linear relationship to the general topic...more for them to sell, to others, as of interest to me, and none at all of any real interest. I have a lot to think about here and more to study, but since their announcement last week, I wanted to get a first salvo out and solicit your view after you study your own preferences. So many implications... As I have written before, our access to eclectic information that can truly help inform and shape opinion is being limited by linear algorithms making decisions for us...and as far as I can tell, often uninformed decisions. On the good side, I'm sleeping easier - they really know very little about me and what they know is just not relevant... My fear is that all of us will soon be talking and hearing from just ourselves and not always from the self we are interested in...Listen: I am not what you see. I am what time and effort and interaction slowly unveil. Richelle E. Goodrich And there you have it. Be careful what you click or the ad for the pink pants with the purple embroidered whales will follow you around forever, and you will wonder whatever happened to that other candidate you wanted to learn about until you forget they even existed.... I want to hear what you found!!! What do you think? Read more at The Weekly Ramble Follow David Sable on Twitter: www.twitter.com/DavidSable -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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