Regulations, Science, Technology

Recent Read: “The Information War Is On. Are We Ready For It?”

Don’t miss this piece by Renee DiResta (Director of research at New Knowledge, and a Mozilla fellow on media, misinformation and trust) on Wired about the extent of the misinformation problem on the internet today. Some highlights:   But, ultimately, what the government—and the general public—is realizing is that while disinformation, misinformation, and social media hoaxes […]

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Regulations, Society, Technology

FT: Big Tech should hit the reset button

In case you missed it, there is a good piece on FT.com on how tech companies are mis-managing the rising discontent with their power written by Rana Faroohar. Some highlights: The Fangs — Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google — are having a crisis that encompasses the cognitive, the political and the economic. Activists, regulators and even some […]

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Economics, Regulations

Stanford GSB: “How to Stop White-Collar Crime”

Very good, short, recap of Judge Jed Rakoff’s views on what really deters corporate crime on the Stanford GSB site:   What incentive would work to change corporate behavior? The threat of prison, says Rakoff. “I found that to a person, [executives accused of white-collar crimes] feared prison, and they feared it mightily. They would […]

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Business, Finance, Regulations

Wharton: “Why Corrupt Executives Are Rarely Prosecuted”

Don’t miss a great Knowledge@Wharton interview with Jesse Eisinger on his new book, The Chickenshit Club. Some highlights: Jesse Eisinger: The Justice Department has lost the will and ability to prosecute top corporate executives. They focus on settlements with corporations for money, and I think this undermines justice in America. Knowledge@Wharton: They lost the will. That’s […]

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Economics, Regulations

WSJ: Donald Trump May Find Leviathan Hard to Tame

Good article on WSJ on the challenges the new President may find in taming government regulations. An excerpt: Mr. Trump’s order could provide a powerful prod to agencies to look for old, costly rules since, if they can’t find any, they may be unable to issue new rules. Even so, laws and courts can still demand that rules be […]

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