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Labour has regularly won elections by a big enough margin that losing the Scottish MPs would not reverse the result.
Could the Peshmerga take Mosul?
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2014 on Glad to be wrong at The Power and the Money
Larry, it's not a job people want, but a salary. Most people can't imagine getting paid without working - but try asking "would you rather have a job or win the lottery?" and you'll soon see.
Toggle Commented Oct 2, 2013 on Are jobs a cost? at Stumbling and Mumbling
Gmail uses STARTTLS where available to deliver email inside SMTP, so even that traffic is encrypted. Certainly Gmail-to-Gmail email is encrypted on the wire.
Toggle Commented Apr 18, 2012 on Make Your Email Hacker Proof at Coding Horror
In the context of your point 1, there is also an agent/owner issue. The director of the company has much higher upside incentives than downside ones - the worst than can happen on the downside is that he loses his job and his reputation is damaged enough that he can't find a new one. That's not exactly wiping him out, where a company that suffers as a result of this big downside can be badly damaged (e.g. BP) or even completely wiped out (Lehman Brothers). Aligning the incentives better between the owner and the agent is a long-standing problem in modern capitalism, but I don't think you have a solution either.
Toggle Commented Dec 30, 2010 on Tail risk & incentives at Stumbling and Mumbling
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