Articles from Club Troppo
The OECD is getting pretty serious about bridging divides – you know righting the world’s injustices – that kind of thing.
Some of you will have seen my article in the Saturday Paper. I can only tease you with 150 words from it here. Then you’ll need to read it on the Saturday Paper’s site.
As the financial crisis continued wreaking its havoc in late 2010, Mervyn King, who, as Governor of the Bank of England, sat at the apex of the banking system, made this observation: “Of all the many ways of organising banking, the worst is the one we have today.”
As you know, despite spending millions on marketing to get the word out, our arts industry, for easily understood commercial reasons, doesn’t effectively get the word out about whether their products are any good or not.
I’m no fan of moral rights, but there you are. Artists are, so perhaps I should change my tune.
By: Stefan Bechtold (ETH Zürich) ; Christoph Engel (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods)
On the assumption that everyone in the online universe has now viewed the video of the United Airlines passenger being dragged off his flight, a brief observation about United’s deeply evil nature failure of problem-solving skills.
Almost all airlines overbook, because a fairly predictable percentage of people don’t turn up for their flight. The problems start on that unusual or just unlucky day when you find a much higher-than-normal percentage of passengers turn up.
On the assumption that everyone in the online universe has now viewed the video of the United Airlines passenger being dragged off his flight (see below), a few brief observations about United’s deeply evil nature failure of problem-solving skills.
A persistent modern fear is that artificial intelligence and robot technology will advance so much that smart robots will soon be able to perform many of the tasks that we humans currently earn our crust with. Since they will come off the production line in a matter of minutes, they will be lots cheaper than us.
John Clark died yesterday, a very sad day, he will be greatly missed RIP.
This is my all time favorite piece of satire. Am sure that troppo can come up with more.