Tag Archives: Information Asymmetry

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 […]

Why?

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 […]

Going Forward

About a year and a half ago I started out on a journey that I, at least, found interesting. I was fascinated by how people use technology to overcome circumstances of oppression. As I wrote in my introductory blog post, back in March of 2012, it all started with a paper I wrote for a […]

Pursuing a Dead End, Finale

We’re not going to change human nature any time soon. It isn’t that we aren’t rational. We are rational. But reason has its limits. – Robert S. McNamara from “The Fog of War: eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara”  (2003) Economists like to explain adverse selection away by pointing out that sellers […]

Have I been pursuing a dead end, part 2

We cannot escape information asymmetries. They are everywhere. They are environmental factors to be noted and, if necessary, mitigated. The same cannot be said of adverse selection. Adverse selection is built upon information asymmetry. Though adverse selection does not exists wherever there is information asymmetry. This has puzzled me for a while. How does this […]

Have I been pursuing a dead end?

I have spent a lot of time thinking and writing about information asymmetries and adverse selection lately. More than once I have wondered if I was on a tangent. There have been a few occasions where I questioned whether any of this had anything to do with the original idea behind the Digital Guerrilla Project. […]