So, the raids on NATO trucks held up when Pakistan suspended the border crossing. A good point is made in comments at Adam Elkus’s blog – what about the people who own the trucks? What indeed. The so-called “transport mafia” played a critical role in the creation of the Taliban in the early 1990s, according…Read More Logistics!
I do worry that a lot of the continued drive for government data release is really about the hope that the public will find useful sunday-for-monday press release fodder that will help spin the cuts. (By comparison, you try finding a full list of cuts.) Did you know New Labour was spending your money on…Read More two links about freedom of information
(Via here.) Apparently the interesting bit is: the extent to which the public vastly overestimates the prosperity of lower-income Americans. The public thinks the 4th quintile has more money than the median quintile actually has. And the public thinks the 5th quintile has vastly more wealth than it really has…You can easily see how this…Read More learning the wrong lessons from an interesting chart
Now that I’m on last.fm I can have one of these! I can’t help thinking of this in Gini/Lorenz terms – am I right in thinking there’s interesting information to be had in how the line-of-best-fit of the plot skews around the 45 degree mark?Read More the participatory panopticon strikes back