From the Archives: 2/11/2013 Edition

The implications (for Hollywood, viewers, TV Networks, everybody) of Netflix new House of Cards series

Is big data coming to Hollywood?

http://www.salon.com/2013/02/01/how_netflix_is_turning_viewers_into_puppets/

and the rebuttal

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/02/09/why-the-quants-wont-take-over-hollywood/

If TV is digested in one long binge, is it even TV anymore?

http://www2.macleans.ca/2013/02/04/house-of-cards-netflix-long-movies-and-short-tv-series/

could Netflix programming strategy kill the golden age of TV?

http://www.avclub.com/articles/netflixs-programming-strategy-kill-golden-age-tv,92230/

 

Kuwait considers a plan for $6bn consumer debt write off

http://timharford.com/2013/02/a-terrific-windfall-for-the-big-spenders/

 

How and Why the GOP became the party for White People

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/112365/why-republicans-are-party-white-people

 

The Double Agent who Infiltrated Al Qaeda

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2013/02/11/the-double-agent-who-infiltrated-al-qaeda.html

 

The Tyranny of Political Economy

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/how-economists-killed-policy-analysis-by-dani-rodrik

 

How Facebook prepares for the worst

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/at-facebook-zero-day-exploits-backdoor-code-bring-war-games-drill-to-life/

 

David Einhorn and Henry Blodget square off over the theoretical value of money

http://www.businessinsider.com/einhorn-on-apple-2013-2

the original article

http://www.businessinsider.com/david-einhorn-apple-proposal-is-financial-engineering-2013-2

 

How the next Pope will be chosen (from 2004) (am I wrong, or is there definitely a scandal somewhere in all this?)

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2004/09/in-search-of-a-pope/303410/

 

Some interesting commentary on Political Failure (in the UK, but the general gist holds true for the US as well)

http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2013/02/political-failure-modes-and-th.html

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