Sun 28 Oct 2012 08:57:49 AM PDT
Sunday morning reading: internships, open access, bikes, farms
Andy Nairn on smelly marketing practices: Pecunia non olet.
Justin Colletti: Has
The Internship Turned Evil?
companies seek short-term payroll savings by relying
on unpaid interns, they are effectively forcing
would-be innovators to become the competition.
released on good practices for university open-access
based on policies adopted at
Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and a couple of dozen other
institutions around the world.
Dragnet for Pee-Wee
Bike theft hurts a lot of
people, but it’s not like anyone is going to devote
actual resources to stopping it. So, at Priceonomics,
we thought we’d take a crack at trying to reduce
bike theft. Could we use software to help people
fight back against bike thieves?
Lindsey Kuper: Mark
Bittman's simplistic "Simple Fix for Farming".
Real farmers respond to an encouraging study
of diversified systems.
If you can make as
much money with the alternative system but
it takes more time and management to do it,
then you've actually lost ground. On the
other hand, is our capacity to manage complexity
growing fast enough to handle it? John Robb: Exponential
economic growth with rapidly decreasing resource
Worth a second look, if you missed this the first time: Recovering Adam Smith's ethical economics.