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Lawrence Lessig et Flore Vasseur ce soir au Tank a Paris

A l’occasion de la diffusion sur Arte du documentaire « La Rébellion du Professeur de Harvard », Le Tank et Flore Vasseur reçoivent Lawrence Lessig, l’homme qui veut réduire l’influence de l’argent en politique.

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La salle est comble mais vous pourrez suivre @lessig et @florevasseur en direct sur ce lien à partir de 19h00. Pour les autres on peut utilement (re)voir le documentaire diffusé récemment sur Arte, et accessible sur https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rUlhQJ3fYyE

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A "sex vs money" look at French Entrepreneurs Revolt

A "sex vs money" look at French Entrepreneurs Revolt | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
Interesting cross-pond analysis of the "pigeons revolt" by Jean-Louis who writes that "Considering sex and money, Americans and French cultures exhibit truly polar opposite behaviors. The French see nothing wrong with a President having a wife, a mistress and a love child, they revel in sexual and often sexist jokes. But, if you ask someone how much they paid for their apartment, they’ll react as if you’d touched them in boundary-breaking ways. Conversely, they perceive us Americans as demonizing sex — think a past President and his “oral” office — while being obscene with money."
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GDP revisions, news and noise and BigData

GDP revisions, news and noise and BigData | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it
The numbers guiding policymakers and experts are subject to revisions as "advance" estimates are based on incomplete source data. Until recently, most economists thought that data revisions were likely to be small and inconsequential. But the size of data revisions over the past few years have made a convincing case that data revisions may be large and have important implications for both policies (as exemplified by role of revisions in the debate about shifts in the Beveridge curve) and the variables we choose to measure output growth (GDP vs. GDI).

According to the BEA, the average revision in either direction is 0.5 points between the first and second estimate, 0.6 between the first and third, and 1.3 between the first and last. That’s a huge amount of error.
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The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You

The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You | cross pond high tech | Scoop.it

The presidential campaigns have the technology to know more about voters than any other bids in history...

 

"In recent primary states, Romney aired two very different ads on local news websites: one for supporters, and another for those who may not support him. This sort of thing could pop up on television as well very soon. Within five years, Will Feltus of the National Media predicts, advertisers and politicians will only target households where the messages can have maximum effect. And just like that, the days of shared commonality over a played-out commercial will be over. Women won't have to endure Cialis marketing, and men will be skipped when it comes time to air the Tampax ads."

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