Tag Archives: Adverse Selection

New Ideas on Structural Violence

Way back in 2013 I rediscovered the concept of information asymmetries. I knew then that this would be an important topic going forward. At the time I was particularly enamored of the idea of adverse selection; I did not know how to make use of the other types of information asymmetries: signaling and screening. It took me […]

Tools of Structural Violence: The Standard Contract

This one is only an idea at this point, but here it goes. I spent my Saturday morning and afternoon this weekend at the 26th Annual Southern California Mediation Association Conference. I only attended one workshop this year, but it was well worth my investment of time. The workshop, titled “Conflict Management Systems: Opportunities for […]

On the concept of Maya

I learned about the concept of maya many years ago when I was taking a comparative religion class. Maya is the idea that the world we live in is an illusion. If we are wise and observant we can pierce the veil and see the world for what it really is. To pierce maya is […]

We found a confidential source…

In the past, and at the request of the U.S. Marshalls (sic), the investigative means utilized to locate the suspect have not been revealed so that we may continue to utilize this technology without the knowledge of the criminal element. In reports or depositions we simply refer to the assistance as ‘received information from a […]

Activism, again?

A few weeks back I wrote about how I used the ideas of dignity and justice to tie together my thinking on things like adverse selection, information asymmetries, structural violence, and activism; among other things. One of the problems I have is that things make sense to me in my head, but are not so […]


I am about to finish another semester of school. Of course, school has given me many things to think about. One of the things I am thinking about is why I started working on The Digital Guerrilla Project. A couple of years ago I noticed how technology can help regular people coordinate and control popular […]