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This Week’s Show; Kanye West’s “Book” on Philosophy

I just got back from the auto shop; in addition to the planned brake service, my car turned out to need new spark plugs as well, so it took longer than I anticipated. Because Yaron Brook won’t be able to do a show with me this weekend anyway (he’s at the tail end of a long speaking tour), I’ll go ahead and do my own show in our usual time slot, this Saturday, at 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT). Hopefully that will allow more of you to attend live 😀

Patrons and show supporters, watch for your exclusive link to attend the show live in Zoom!

And in the meantime, you might enjoy seeing what I spent my time on while in the shop this morning.

I happened to be on Twitter, and they featured Kanye West, who had just this morning started live tweeting what he’s calling a “book” on philosophy. I responded to several of the tweets; posted a sample here. In some of my responses, I’m more encouraging: after all, here’s someone in the popular culture who’s taking time to think about ideas, and actually sounds somewhat individualistic in some of the tweets. But in others, especially when he starts talking about intellectual property, I’m more critical. Check out my responses on my Twitter feed here.


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Yaron and Amy: “Zuckerberg in DC: Sanction of the Victim?” TODAY at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT)

Yaron is still on the road, so we’re doing the show at a different day/time than usual. I hope you can join us!

The title encompasses two different questions I’m eager to discuss with Yaron, and of course we’ll also discuss Syria. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I have planned to discuss with Yaron.

The show will be broadcast live via streaming video on Yaron’s YouTube Channel as well as on his show’s Facebook page here.

POST-SHOW UPDATE: Yaron was, ironically perhaps, not able to get the Facebook livestream to work. So the video is available only on YouTube here:

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Program Notes

Victory: China’s Pres. Caves, Hands Trump Massive Win on Trade HT Tom Jones

Thanks, For Nothing: China’s Xi Jinping Offers Nothing New, But Trump Thrilled

How the U.S.-led Airstrikes in Syria Hit Their Targets Before Assad’s Missile Defenses Even Fired This and next two stories, HT Benjamin Chayes

Most Chemical Attacks in Syria Get Little Attention. Here Are 34 Confirmed Cases.

Pentagon reports increase in Russian trolls since Syria strike

Meme by Benjamin Chayes

Sanction of the Victim

My Facebook Post on Zuckerberg Testimony

Facebook Fuels Broad Privacy Debate by Tracking Non-Users

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“Facebook, Cambridge Analytica, and the Need to Legalize Privacy,” TODAY at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)

Facebook allowed users who installed an app to harvest data on 50 million people. The data was turned over to Cambridge Analytica, which used it for commercial and political purposes. Did Facebook do anything wrong? Anything for which it should be legally culpable? These questions and more on today’s show. See Program Notes, below, for all the stories, etc., I plan to discuss.

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Program Notes

Facebook’s Surveillance Machine HT John Althouse Cohen, Benjamin Chayes

F.T.C. Investigating Facebook in Use of Personal Data by Firm Tied to Trump

What’s genius for Obama is scandal when it comes to Trump HT Mark Nitikman

The Supreme Court’s Opportunity to Legalize Privacy

Police are casting a wide net into the deep pool of Google user location data to solve crimes HT Brooke Von Loh

Geek Squad’s Relationship with FBI Is Cozier Than We Thought HT Michael Martz

The Struggle to Build a Massive ‘Biobank’ of Patient Data


The Abortion Case That’s Really About the First Amendment

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