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  • Wandering Eye: Fundamental questions about crime reporting, DOJ slaps FIFA, and more

    Wandering Eye: Fundamental questions about crime reporting, DOJ slaps FIFA, and more
    Here's a blog post by Nick Szabo about game theory. You should read it because it is clear thinking that will make your head hurt. Game theory is important because computer engineers and economists are both overusing it right now as they try to explain us and design new ways for us to live and work. Szabo points out that they are bringing tiddlywinks to a chess tournament: "Even if the players can somehow be convinced that they will remain complete strangers to each other indefinitely into the future, our moral instincts generally evolved to play larger 'games of life,' not one-off games, nor anonymous games, nor games with pseudonyms of strictly limited duration, with the result that behaving according to theory must be learned: our default behavior is very different." If you think for a moment about the design of large systems in which incentives drive human behavior—a bank's trading bureaucracy, say, or a city police department—you can immediately see the wisdom in Szabo's theory and its relevance. It is not for nothing that some believe that Szabo, a cryptologist, is secretly the father of Bitcoin. He denies it. (Edward Ericson Jr.)
  • What happened to Freddie Gray? Former cops and arrestees shed light on the question tearing Baltimore apart

    What happened to Freddie Gray? Former cops and arrestees shed light on the question tearing Baltimore apart
    Nobody knows just how Freddie Gray’s spinal cord ended up severed in the back of a police transport wagon on April 12. Nobody knows why the cops are stationed behind barriers. The members of the thin blue line space themselves about five paces...

    Collaborating with killer cops? Angry Baltimoreans school DOJ official on city police tactics

    Collaborating with killer cops? Angry Baltimoreans school DOJ official on city police tactics
    Nothing exciting will happen tonight, according to Shorty. "Look around," Duane "Shorty" Davis says as the vast hall begins to fill up (it never gets to more than about half of its capacity). "These are elderly people. They're not scared of police...

    The Mail 4/22/15

    The Mail 4/22/15
    Copistry The notion that the U.S. Department of Justice has any real interest in “reform[ing] the Baltimore City Police Department” is ridiculous, as they are hand-in-hand partners in fighting Baltimore crime (“Collaborating with...

    William Worthy

    William Worthy
    On his 1964 album, “All the News That’s Fit to Sing,” Phil Ochs released “The Ballad of William Worthy,” a two-minute, 12-second recounting of the strange tribulations of a reporter for the Afro-American. Worthy had gone to...