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Everything You Thought You Knew About Economic Statistics Is Wrong

February 25, 2014

"There's this belief that we have enough credible long-term data to come to absolute conclusions that we know what's going to happen with stimulus spending or too much debt," said Zachary Karabell. In truth, he said, it's too soon to tell: "A thousand ...


Netflix-Comcast Deal Ends Internet Consumption Dispute

February 25, 2014

"It's actually a fairly major moment for the Internet, for Netflix to give up and start paying," said Marvin Ammori, an Internet policy expert. "Netflix was a major holdout." FACES TO WATCH 2014: Digital media. Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times.

Linkedin Makes Major Play For China | Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014

As a professional networking service, not a more general service such as Facebook and Twitter, LinkedIn may have a shot at operating in China, said Rebecca MacKinnon, China expert and human rights activist with New America Foundation. But, MacKinnon ...

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Netflix To Pay Comcast For Smoother Online Video Streaming | Los Angeles Times

February 24, 2014

"Netflix didn't have any options," said Marvin Ammori, an Internet policy expert at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society. "And Netflix cried, 'uncle.'" But by making peace with Netflix, Comcast removes or at least softens the voice of ...

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State Of The Union Goals Often Fall Short | Los Angeles Times

January 26, 2014

"I was happy to see they at least had some sort of plan for paying for this. It was in itself a bold statement," said Lisa Guernsey, director of the early education initiative at the New America Foundation. "But in reality the idea of raising a tax to pay for this was met with a lot of silence."

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Net Neutrality Is Dead. Bow To Comcast And Verizon, Your Overlords | Los Angeles Times

January 14, 2014

"AT&T, Verizon, and Comcast will be able to deliver some sites and services more quickly and reliably than others for any reason," telecommunications lawyer Marvin Ammori (he's the man quoted above) observed even before the ruling came down. "Whim.

UC Berkeley Repeats As Top Public University in U.S. News Rankings | Los Angeles Times

September 10, 2013

U.S. News' move is “a small step in the right direction but not nearly enough,” said Clare McCann, an education analyst for the New America Foundation, a Washington, D.C. think tank. The rankings still influence colleges “to act in ways that are not in ...

Final Nixon Tapes Show a Different Side of Former President | Los Angeles Times

August 21, 2013

Timothy Naftali, former director of the Nixon Library now a fellow at the New America Foundation, a D.C. think tank, said the conversation with Brezhnev reflected “a friendly banality, rather than a restatement of Cold War rhetoric.” Though Nixon had ...

Ex-Fox News Executive Brian Lewis Dismisses Speculation on His Exit | Los Angeles Times

August 21, 2013

Among the rumors was that Lewis had been covertly assisting New York magazine writer Gabriel Sherman on his much-anticipated book on Ailes and Fox News. Lewis would not address any of the reports specifically but said some were "pure fiction" and ...

On Immigration, Take a Cue from the Beach Boys | Los Angeles Times

July 18, 2013

But in Thursday's Times, Tamar Jacoby argues that immigration reform isn't dead; far from it: Reports of the death of immigration reform are greatly exaggerated. The debate isn't over. Reform isn't tanking. It's alive and well, with the Republican ...

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