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Prediction Markets — How to protect yourself from ‘prediction addiction’

By Tom Stevenson, The Telegraph, November 18, 2013 In a few weeks’ time a Christmas tradition as familiar as brandy butter and tinsel will kick off: the annual round of market predictions. It’s a bit of fun and in a year’s time no one will remember anyone’s forecasts. This is just as well because the […]

About:Media — Retraction for our 1863 editorial calling Gettysburg Address ‘silly remarks’

By Patriot-News Editorial Board, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 We write today in reconsideration of “The Gettysburg Address,” delivered by then-President Abraham Lincoln in the midst of the greatest conflict seen on American soil. Our predecessors, perhaps under the influence of partisanship, or of strong drink, as was common in the profession at the time, called […]

Prediction Markets — The Twitter IPO Shows Why Prediction Markets Should Be Legal

By Adam Ozimek, Forbes, November 7, 2013 Today as Twitter is having it’s IPO on the New York Stock exchange it is a nice reminder of the value of prediction markets. Given the uncertainty and the extent of disagreement among analysts, it would be useful to have a simple, objective, market based aggregation of beliefs […]

About:Media — NSA files decoded: Edward Snowden’s surveillance revelations explained

By The Guardian, Friday Nov. 01, 2013 When Edward Snowden met journalists in his cramped room in Hong Kong’s Mira hotel in June, his mission was ambitious. Amid the clutter of laundry, meal trays and his four laptops, he wanted to start a debate about mass surveillance. He succeeded beyond anything the journalists or Snowden […]