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  1. Apr 2019
  2. digitallibrary.un.org digitallibrary.un.org
    1. The United States is a land of stark contrasts. It is one of the world’s wealthiest societies, a global leader in many areas, and a land of unsurpassed technological and other forms of innovation. Its corporations are global trendsetters, its civil society is vibrant and sophisticated and its higher education system leads the world. But its immense wealth and expertise stand in shocking contrast with the conditions in which vast numbers of its citizens live. About 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty, and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty.4It has the highest youth poverty rate in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the highest infant mortality rates among comparable OECD States. Its citizens live shorter and sicker lives compared to those living in all other rich democracies, eradicable tropical diseases are increasingly prevalent, and it has the world’s highest incarceration rate, one of
  3. Jan 2019
    1. “You cannot look at ‘web 3.0’ without looking at blockchain or without looking at AI (Artificial Intelligence),” he said. “So, our hope is that through this discussion of these various digital domains, the business models, the opportunities and the risks and the unintended consequences in terms of human rights, in terms of privacy, in terms of subversion of democracy, we are able to come out with some common principles...of strengthening cooperation across borders.”

      <big>评:</big><br/><br/>联合国数字合作高级小组联合组长 Amandeep Gill 的上述观点,如同 TED Talks 讲者们勾勒的世界理想那般,昭示出强烈的国际公民精神。民众们可以为这些机构在数字化转型方面做出的努力而感到欣慰,但同时也得警惕,此刻听到的甜言蜜语,其实和总统们在电视前的新年致辞并无大异。<br/><br/>举个令国际主义者们略感沮丧的例子——联合国长期以来一直在探索区块链的多项人道主义用途,比如使用以太坊区块链将基于加密货币的代金券发放给叙利亚难民、利用虹膜等生物识别技术追踪消费情况。机构付出的努力值得肯定,但这样的技术运用其实是对历史发展轨迹的重复和既得利益体系的维护。何时,我们对技术落地场景的讨论才能从参与者的价值判断转到渠道本身?Gill 的 “strengthening cooperation across borders” 也许暗示着,在旧的世界秩序下,这就是道无解难题。

    1. Chose amusante, le 13 apparaît 11 fois sur le billet de un dollar.

      10 fois au verso :

      1. 13 fruits et
      2. 13 feuilles dans la patte gauche de l'aigle
      3. 13 flèches dans sa patte droite,
      4. 13 bandes sur son bouclier
      5. 13 étoiles au dessus de lui
      6. 13 lettres dans "e.pluribus enum"
      7. 13 lettres dans "annuit coeptis"
      8. 13 degrés de la pyramide
      9. 13 perles à droite
      10. 13 perles à gauche

      1 fois au recto :

      13 étoiles dans le chevron vert

  4. Jul 2017
    1. Que faire ? Récemment, le Nobel d’économie Joseph Stiglitz expliquait auMonde : « La première priorité est d’aider les victimes de la mondialisation à se former afin qu’elles acquièrent les compétences leur permettant d’occuper de nouveaux emplois. Mais il faut également créer de nouveaux jobs, notamment du côté des services. […] Où trouver les ressources ? En augmentant l’imposition des plus aisés, par exemple ».

      J'ai mis cette note avec Nico

  5. Jun 2017
    1. Characteristics of a full basic income9.In its comprehensive and ideal form, a basic income is explicitly designed to challenge most of the key assumptions underpinning existing social security systems. Rather than a system where there are partial payments, basic income guarantees a floor; instead of being episodic, payments are regular; rather than being needs-based, they arepaid as a flat rate to all; they come in cash, rather than as messy in-kind support; they accrue to every individual, rather than only to needy households; rather than requiring that various conditions be met, they are unconditional; rather than excludingthe well off, they are universal; and instead of being based on lifetime contributions, they are funded primarily from taxation. And simplicity of design promises minimal bureaucracy and low administrative costs.

      This is from a group that has thought this concept through, something US politicians do not seem to be capable of.

  6. Nov 2016
    1. Thomas Frank, en The Guardian, se hace eco de un estudio publicado por Working America, que entrevistó a 1.600 votantes blancos de clase trabajadora de los suburbios de Cleveland y Pittsburgh en diciembre y enero. El estudio reveló que el apoyo a Donald Trump es alto entre esas personas, incluso en los que se identificaban a sí mismos como demócratas, y no porque deseen que un racista ocupe la Casa Blanca (esa es su tercera preocupación, muy por detrás de “buen empleo” y “economía”). Lo que hace que Trump se convierta en el líder favorito es “su actitud”, su contundencia y su forma directa de hablar.
    1. El ideario defendido por Trump durante la campaña ha conectado con una gran parte de la sociedad blanca, que ve con temor como pierde su lugar privilegiado en un país cada vez más diverso. “Haz de America un país grande de nuevo” ha sido el contundente lema de una campaña dirigida a una clase social conservadora a la que le incomoda el país que dibujaba Obama en el que un hombre negro podía llegar a sentarse en el Despacho Oval, las personas del mismo sexo podían contraer matrimonio y millones de inmigrantes ‘sin papeles’ podían legalizar su situación. Habrá que analizar hasta qué punto este resultado electoral es más una derrota del proyecto de Obama que de la candidatura de Clinton.
    1. las recetas proteccionistas para favorecer a las empresas locales y la subida de aranceles a las importaciones, no sólo generarían un guerra comercial con sus socios en Asia y Europa
  7. www.ieee.org www.ieee.org
    1. Henry Ford’s Model T not only revolutionized the way automobiles were produced in America, it also became the first car to be affordable for a majority of Americans. With its front-mounted 2.9 liter inline four-cylinder engine, it produced 15 kW (20 hp), for a top speed of 64-72 kph (40-50 mph).
  8. Oct 2015
  9. teaching.lfhanley.net teaching.lfhanley.net
    1. empty bottles, sandwich papers, Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette ends Or other testimony of summer nights.

      The wast of society polluting the river and nature in general.

    2. violet light

      Makes me think of UV-rays

    3. human engine
    4. What is the city over the mountains Cracks and reforms and bursts in the violet air Falling towers
    5. Trams and dusty trees.
    6. automatic

      this description reminds me of a roboter hand.

    7. Metropole
    8. wind under the door.

      nature invading non-nature, or maybe the door keeps the wind (nature) outside.

    9. synthetic

      synthetic is unnatural

    10. The river sweats                Oil and tar