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The Structure of Production, Author: Mark Skousen.
Economic Logic, Author: Mark Skousen.
By Mark Skousen – Starting in spring 2014, the Bureau of Economic Analysis will release a breakthrough new economic statistic on a quarterly basis. It’s called Gross Output, a measure of total sales volume at all stages of production.
It’s about time. Starting with my work The Structure of Production in 1990 and Economics on Trial in 1991, I have made the case that we needed a new statistic beyond GDP that measures spending throughout the entire production process, not just final output. GO is a move in that direction – a personal triumph 25 years in the making.
GO is a measure of the “make” economy, while GDP represents the “use” economy. Both are essential to understanding how the economy works. more> http://tinyurl.com/py6vyg4
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By Jeff Hudson – In spite of the uproar, none of the journalists, pundits or politicians has taken an opportunity to explain to the public one of the most essential facts about the scandal: How exactly did Snowden do it?
Given Snowden’s valid access to certain cryptographic keys and certificates for system administration, he was able to discover information to steal, gain access to, and “fabricate” new keys and certificates to gain trusted status. Then with this trusted status, he was able to exfilitrate data without being detected using encryption. Just like nation-state cyber espionage organizations, Snowden methodically probed and stole data with trusted status, and always flew under the radar. more> http://tinyurl.com/pjtpc5y
- NSA slapped malware on 50,000+ networks, says report ←
- Tech giants are countering government spying, Jon Swartz, USA TODAY
- Why the NSA has landed us all in another nice mess, John Naughton, Observer
- NSA Looking for Dirt to Defend the U.S., Sean Michael Kerner, eweek.com
- The NSA’s Porn-Surveillance Program: Not Safe for Democracy, Conor Friedersdorf, Atlantic
- Commentary: NSA and Big Data: Crazy Stupid Love, Siobhan MacDermott, USA TODAY
- Spies in Love, Katherine Mangu-Ward, reason.com
- Privacy services booming in the wake of NSA revelations, Associated Press/Washington Times
- ‘The worst is yet to come’: spies worry over ‘doomsday’ cache stashed by Edward Snowden, Mark Hosenbal, smh.com.au
- French Intelligence Involved in NSA Spying in France, Monde Says, Vidya Root, Bloomberg
- The privacy of ordinary Australians is under serious threat, Geoffrey Robertson, theguardian.com
- Canada allowed widespread NSA surveillance at 2010 G20 summit: report, David Ljunggren, Reuters
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