Why taxes are good for the game

It was a long way to get here. Many people with a broad range of political views offered their experience and shared opinions in a heated debate. The issue was a basic one: How to deal with wealthy people, who do not contribute in the community, keeping liquidity away from the society, and basically hampering […]

About:Media — A Journalist-Agitator Facing Prison Over a Link

By David Carr, The New York Times, September 8, 2013 Barrett Brown makes for a pretty complicated victim. A Dallas-based journalist obsessed with the government’s ties to private security firms, Mr. Brown has been in jail for a year, facing charges that carry a combined penalty of more than 100 years in prison. In December […]

Prediction Markets — Prediction Isn’t Just About Stocks. Predictive Persuasion

By David Leinweber, Forbes, September 12, 2013 Prediction isn’t just for the stock market. Trading is just one of many ways to cash in on quantitative foresight. For mass marketing – and even presidential campaigns – it’s another story. In those areas, putting odds on the future generates a different kind of power: the power […]

Prediction Markets — Can The Crowd Predict The Economy?

By Adi Gaskell, adigaskell.org, September 2, 2013 James Surowiecki’s Wisdom of Crowds was published almost a decade ago now, and in that time his ideas on the power of crowds have helped spawn the crowdsourcing movement. The idea that under the right conditions the crowd is more intelligent than the smartest of experts is a […]