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Ellie Kesselman

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Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Occupation: Statistician
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Expertise: Data quality, risk management, public health, regulatory compliance, financial fraud detection
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Ellie reviewed this story - May 8, 2015
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3.5
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Ellie commented on this review – May. 8, 2015
Bob Herrschaft
4.4
(NT Rating: 4.0)
Reviewed by Bob Herrschaft - May. 8, 2015

The details are in the links and all the links reenforce an argument that Bernie Sanders can take to the bank!

The Mondragon cooperatives are not so much an alternative to capitalism as an alternative to the vertical corporate structure within the system. The concept of executive compensation is particularly interesting. * worth noting... since the Democracy Now interview Patxi Lopez has been replaced by Iñigo Urkullu as head of the autonomous Basque region (Euskadi). He leads a Basque nationalist coalition that was made possible by the virtual dissolution of ETA. Although nationalist,the ... More »

90 percent of the profits, we reinvest in order to create employment. More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

Whenever I hear “worker’s cooperatives”, I initially think of Soviet Russia or worse yet, China, and their disastrous cooperative farms. In fact, there are many examples of highly successful farming cooperatives in conservative states in the U.S. mid-west that have ... More »

Ellie commented on this review – May. 8, 2015
Dwight Rousu
4.7
(NT Rating: 4.2)
Reviewed by Dwight Rousu - May. 4, 2015

Thanks Ellie.

Supporters of the deal say it contains worker protections. I heard the same thing when, as secretary of labor, I was supposed to implement the worker protections in the ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

:o) You are welcome! Here is a good chart on the subject from The Wall Street Journal by way of Twitter that I saw today: https://twitter.com/pdacosta/status/596721554936832001 Nothing will “trickle down” from TPP to US workers. The benefits ... More »

Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 8, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Robert Reich is a former US secretary of labor and a lawyer. I can't think of a more credible source for analysis of the impact of a global trade agreement on employment and the economy.

Supporters of the deal say it contains worker protections. I heard the same thing when, as secretary of labor, I was supposed to implement the worker protections in the ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - May 3, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 23, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.9

Some experts in charity law and taxes said it was not remarkable for a charity to refile an erroneous return once in a while, but for a large, global charity to refile ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 23, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 22, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.8
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 22, 2015
Ellie posted this story - Apr 22, 2015
Ellie posted this story - Apr 22, 2015
Ellie reviewed this story - Apr 21, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This was a good op-ed by a well known writer on the subject of automation. It was too brief for such an important and complex topic though.

Machines aren’t used because they perform some tasks that much better than humans, but because, in many cases, they do a “good enough” job while also being cheaper, ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0

Broadly speaking, the objections of the Hedge Clippers can be broken down into four key issues: the influence of big money in politics (particularly in New York State), tax ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 18, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.6
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Apr 14, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 31, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 20, 2015
Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.8

A good article in many ways, but I disagree that we need a "pedagogy of disruption". Disruption is the term used by privatization and automation advocates. The last thing that higher education needs now is a further push toward a free market, for-profit paradigm. That's what caused problems to begin with.

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0

This is excellent reporting by George Joseph, with extensive political data analysis to support all findings.

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 19, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 17, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.7

The increase of coal- oil- and gas-fired electricity, and the politicization of the tragedy – these have huge and lasting effects. Yes, the Fukushima site is a mess. It ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 17, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 16, 2015
Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 14, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.8

In fact, with those astronomical speaker fees, her cloth-eared remarks about being dead-broke (delivered from the sitting room of her Washington mansion) and the hauteur ... More »

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Ellie commented on this review – Mar. 14, 2015
Francis Lilly
3.6
(NT Rating: 3.4)
Reviewed by Francis Lilly - Mar. 14, 2015

Factual in that both sides positions are presented (edits were traced, but headquarters denies done there, investigation continues. Also actual before/after text revisions are presented) Fair except for "in what appears to be an attempt to downplay police accountability" is assumption biased against NYPD & up for grabs except that MEDIAite adds further examples (post event deletions justified based on perceived lack of interest over time) that could be evidence of pattern of historical erasure.

I do not use Wikapedia for anything of importance because by definition it is mob sourced revisionism and it seems impossible to filter spin except in situations of hard data. Individually prepared journalism can be supported or refuted point by point but moving targets are more difficult. Sadly (a contributor to dissemination of misinformation) Wikapedia is now used as an authoritative source. Some sources estimate that a majority of doctors use it as a reference (hopefully not ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

Wikipedia IS mob sourced revisionism! I edit errors sometimes, but it is a losing battle.

Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 14, 2015
Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 13, 2015
Ellie's Rating
2.9
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 13, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.9

“Longterm access is probably ultimately the worst consequence here,” Bocek said, raising the possibility that hackers could have obtained Clinton’s compromised ... More »

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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 13, 2015
Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 12, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.1
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Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 11, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 11, 2015
Ellie's Rating
2.0

Where is the journalism?

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Ellie commented on this review – Mar. 6, 2015
Ellie Kesselman
3.8
(NT Rating: 3.7)
Reviewed by Ellie Kesselman - Mar. 2, 2015

A petition from Sanders aiming to stop TPP said, “If TPP was such a good deal for America, the administration should ... More »

Ellie Kesselman Comment:

Ben, I gave the news story a rating of 3.8 not 2.0. In my review, I said, "A petition from Sanders aiming to stop TPP said, “If TPP was such a good deal for America, the administration should have the courage to show the ... More »

Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 6, 2015
Ellie's Rating
4.0
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Ellie posted and reviewed this story - Mar 6, 2015
Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 6, 2015
Ellie's Rating
2.0
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Ellie commented on this review – Mar. 6, 2015
Ben Ross
5.0
(NT Rating: 3.0)
Reviewed by Ben Ross - Mar. 4, 2015

Good subject not covered with appropriate intensity layed bare.Swanson's wit bleeds through

Soldiers realize pretty quickly that they’re not benefiting the people of Iraq or Afghanistan or whatever country they’re terrorizing. More »

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Ellie reviewed this story - Mar 4, 2015
Ellie's Rating
3.8

The White House on Tuesday said Clinton appeared to have operated in violation of “very specific guidance” from the West Wing that members of the Obama administration use government e-mail accounts to carry out official business.

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