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Malcolm Gladwell on “power law problems” like

posted by Jason Kottke   Feb 07, 2006

Malcolm Gladwell on “power law problems” like homelessness, auto pollution, and bad cops. These problems have solutions which focus on the small number of hard-core cases, like the 5% of Denver vehicles that account for 55% of the city’s automobile pollution.

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A citizen’s guide to refusing NYC subway searches

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 27, 2005

A citizen’s guide to refusing NYC subway searches. “As innocent citizens become increasingly accustomed to being searched by the police, politicians and police agencies are empowered to further expand the number of places where all are considered guilty until proven innocent.”

Ugh, riders on the NYC subway are

posted by Jason Kottke   Jul 21, 2005

Ugh, riders on the NYC subway are going to have their bags randomly searched by the NYPD. “People who do not submit to a search will be allowed to leave, but will not be permitted into the subway station.” What the fuck?!?