Archive for the Politics category

March 9th, 2012

Satyajit Das talks Extreme Money

Satyajit Das talks Extreme Money from Chorus+Echo on Vimeo.

December 2nd, 2011

Hammurabi’s Code – Nassim Taleb

October 7th, 2011

Satyajit Das – the Law of Conservation of Risk

If you are a student of the empirical science of value – Satyajit Das clearly and coherently breaks down risk, money, and the financialization of global capitalism.

More from Satyajit Das discussing his previous project Traders Guns & Money: knowns and Unknowns in the World of Derivatives at Planet Money. While you are there, check out all the Planet Money Deep Reads Podcasts.

July 29th, 2011

Are We Worshipping the Wrong God – Sir James Goldsmith

Sir James Goldsmith the basis for Oliver Stone’s Sir Laurence Wildman character in Wallstreet breaks down value, wages, economy, trade imbalance, and globalization. Almost 20 years ago and before his death in 1997 Goldsmith explains where America’s (and the worlds) political economy was taking us.

June 28th, 2011

It Felt Like a Kiss – from

Adam Curtis’ Blog on BBC is almost worth the £145.50 UK TV License Tax (paid to BBC). Although it’s not broadcasted live so I am still not paying.

December 4th, 2010

The Merchants of Cool

Full Episode Here

October 18th, 2010

David Harvey – Crises of Capitalism

August 14th, 2010

Best Political Campaign Commercials Ever!

Exchanges, Behavioral Targeting, RTB, SSP, DSP’s, Dynamic Creative, Ad Verification, Attribution – sometimes I can’t help to think we’ve got it all wrong. Instead of making peoples lives better; online advertising is at best Meta-Advertising. It seams like we spend most our time selling advertising not actually disseminating great ideas / products.

Meta-advertising is at best repeating the same message over and over; at worst personally customized brand messaging based on 400 data points. Technology means nothing without creativity; technology has become our ultimate distraction.

Add Art & Copy to your Netflix Queue.

Hal Riney put out some of the most emotionally compelling advertising that has ever been seen. Like or hate the message the ads are art; they connect and resonate.

March 2nd, 2010

Joseph Turow – Media buying, privacy, transparency, and the data enomomy.

Check out 1:08:28 for a lively discussion on my favorite behavioral targeting topic – coffee cup capitalism.

February 15th, 2010

Where does food come from?