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Monday, April 10, 2017

Anti Wage-Slavery Pro-Freedom Quotations Of The Week 1597-1599

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the unrelenting march of technology — specifically, artificial intelligence, or A.I. — would eventually affect the legal market and other white-collar professions.

But what is different now from, say, the introduction of automobiles at the expense of horse-driven cabs is the sheer magnitude of all those affected by A.I.
Of Lawyers and Robots
letter to the Editor
New York Times
APRIL 3, 2017 

 I see the lib-left jackal pack in the media and opposition have decided to make a big “to-do” out of Bombardier paying its managers what they’re worth. Columnists have fulminated, questions have been asked in Parliament, demonstrators have filled the streets over the company’s decision to set aside a small portion of the nearly $3.7 billion it has recently received in various forms of government assistance as a reward for the current occupants of its executive suite. And sure, on the surface, at first blush, it’s easy to say that, at a time when the company is laying off thousands of workers, raising the compensation for senior executives by an average of 50 per cent looks a little — what’s the word — unselfish? Giving? Generous to a fault?

Kudos to our prime minister, Justin Trudeau, then, for pointing out that this is simply the free market at work.

...“What’s secured already is actually more than we require,” Bombardier VP Rob Dewar even went so far as to announce at one point. The federal money, he said, is “really just an extra bonus that would be helpful but is very clearly not required.”

Bombardier nabbed $3.7B in subsidies, yet the mob demands we punish its executives
Andrew Coyne | April 3, 2017
National Post
(emphasis JS)

 In April 2015, the Lancet’s editor, Richard Horton, wrote, “Something has gone fundamentally wrong with one of our greatest human creations.” Describing the upshot of a UK symposium held that month on the reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research, Horton summarized the “case against science”: “Much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness…. The apparent endemicity of bad research behaviour is alarming.”

...Countering the pharmaceutical industry’s undue influence on the medical profession, Angell concluded, would require “a sharp break from an extremely lucrative pattern of behavior.”
Crisis in Evidence-Based Medicine
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