Interesting stuff

  1. Listen: Care Work in the United States Has Been Broken for Years
  2. Read: Smarter parking policies will help drivers… and everyone else
  3. Read: The Great Electrician Shortage: Going green will depend on blue-collar workers. Can we train enough of them before time runs out?
  4. Listen to Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Dangers of AI — I think there’s a lot of truth here, but I think it’s going to be more like a cancer than a heart attack.
  5. Read How to Build (And Destroy) a Social Network (by taking away prestige — something far more valuable than Musk and Trump realize. Case in point: AI is about to make social media (much) more toxic.
  6. Read (and apply?) the Viking laws for battle, business and community [no idea if these are real]
  7. Read: Faulty Memory Is a Feature, Not a Bug
  8. Lolz… This AI summary of my recent talk (taken from the audio) is not just full of typos but also mis-interpretations. Zoom-AI is not going to take over the world, it’s just going to confuse a lot of people:

    David Setland is a professor at Lyon University College who teaches in governance, economics, and development nature. He has a Phd in agriculture and resource economics from California University of California and has worked in various countries including Canada, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, and the US. He is known for his work on water scarcity and governance. In this talk, he discusses how he got involved with the Ostroms and how they got involved in urban governance. David analyzes spatial data from Amsterdam to understand how the city manages parking. In 1992, Amsterdam voted to remove 4,000 illegal parking places to make the city nearly car-free. This led to the creation of Audulu, which is the Dutch call for nearly car free parking. David is discussing the high cost of parking in Amsterdam. He explains that parking is expensive because 80-90% of parking spaces are taken, so residents have to pay for them. He recommends that parking be more expensive so that people find other ways to get around. David gives an overview of the situation in Amsterdam and how the city is trying to improve the bike-car ratio. Ilkhom asks a question about the number of parking permits and how they are being used. David explains that the permits are for people who have a lot of parking and that the city does not have a strategy for reducing them. Haller and David discuss the process of selecting and managing parking permits in Amsterdam. They discuss the pros and cons of a centralized, institutional parking system and the possibility of a neighborhood-based system where residents and business owners negotiate who gets a permit to park.

H/T to TJ

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Author: David Zetland

I'm a political-economist from California who now lives in Amsterdam.

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