Stumblings & mumblings on turning linear systems into circular ones.


Ebola spreads to Nigeria oil hub Port Harcourt

"Ebola was taken to Nigeria by Patrick Sawyer, a Liberian-American man who travelled to Lagos before dying.

One of his contacts evaded Nigeria’s surveillance team and travelled to Port Harcourt, where he sought medical treatment, Health minister Onyebuchi Chukwu said.

Although the man later recovered, the doctor who treated him died and tests showed he had Ebola, the minister said.

The doctor who treated Mr Sawyer also died.

More than 240 health workers have been infected with Ebola - a rate which the World Health Organization (WHO) said was “unprecedented”.

It noted that in many cases protective suits, even rubber gloves and face masks, were not available.

It behooves all of us to help stop the proliferation of this disease. Let’s get on it.

Why Broken Windows Policing Is So Broken

"When a police officer comes to the decision that it’s time to arrest someone, that individual is obligated to submit to arrest."
-Bill de Blasio


The Apptrepreneurs won’t save us

The sharing economy has been widely praised, but I wonder if many of the firms are deserving. The Apptrepreneurs promise untold riches of convenience, but do they create value?  Before we print further billions for them, we might want to take a moment to explore exactly what it is that they’re sharing. I’ve been planning to write…

The Apptrepreneurs won’t save us was originally published on Linear to Circular

“Potential upset of the century”: Zephyr Teachout’s lesson for Andrew Cuomo (And Cuomo's for us)

“It’s my commission. My subpoena power, my Moreland Commission. I can appoint it, I can disband it. I appoint you, I can un-appoint you tomorrow … So, interference? It’s my commission. I can’t ‘interfere’ with it, because it is mine. It is controlled by me.”
-Andrew Cuomo

I - 5
My - 4
Interfere/interference - 2
You - 2
Me - 1
Control(led) - 1
Mine - 1
We - 0
Us - 0
Word count - 44

Vote Teachout.

Equality is irrelevant with a richer poor By Deirdre McCloskey - FT Opinion         

"Yet you will have heard that our biggest problem is inequality, and that we must make men and women equal."

Nice straw man.

"You bragged of religion and put me through hell."

(Source: Spotify)

Between the World and Ferguson - @jelani9    

"One can’t make sense of how Brown’s community perceived those events without first understanding the way that neglected history has survived among black people—a traumatic memory handed down, a Jim Crow inheritance."
-Jelani Cobb


Check out @TheTweetOfGod’s Tweet:

Essential reading on foreign aid - @cblatts      

"· The composition of the top foreign aid recipients changes significantly over time [and] …much of the change in recipient composition seems aligned with foreign policy concerns of donor countries rather than changes in poverty levels in the recipient countries."
-Chris Blattman

What Is Left to Say?  - @tressiemc   

"These new media verticals have somehow sped up even the 24 hour cable news cycle, which we would have once thought impossible. These outlets drew from bloggers and social media personalities who could bring with them some writing chops, an audience, and experience embedded in social media streams. Many of those were black. That is not an accident. Digital media appealed to blackfolks for the same reasons that any innovation appeals to us. It is a chance to up-end legacy structures and institutions that have shut us out. We are early adopters not to be cool but to survive."
-Tressie McMillan Cottom