COVID-19 fiscal stimulus packages

Value of COVID-19 fiscal stimulus packages in G20 countries as of July 2020, as a share of GDP
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1107572/covid-19-value-g20-stimulus-packages-share-gdp/

Across countries, economic-stimulus responses to the COVID-19 crisis outsize
those to the 2008 nancial crisis.
https://www.mckinsey.com/~/media/McKinsey/Industries/Public%20Sector/Our%20Insights/The%2010%20trillion%20dollar%20rescue%20How%20governments%20can%20deliver%20impact/The-10-trillion-dollar-rescue-How-governments-can-deliver-impact-vF.pdf

Figure 1: IMF estimate of the size of the fiscal measures implemented in response to Covid-19
https://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/14845

Country policy responses to Covid-19, As of 12 August 2020*
https://set.odi.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Country-fiscal-and-monetary-policy-responses-to-coronavirus_12-Aug-2020_updated.pdf

The fiscal response to the economic fallout from the coronavirus
https://www.bruegel.org/publications/datasets/covid-national-dataset/

Altruism and Selfishness

The selfish gene behind altruism | Shed Science
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukxaFLZI3Yk
The Selfish Gene, by Richard Dawkins
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61535.The_Selfish_Gene

Empathy and Altruism: Are They Selfish?
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/hide-and-seek/201410/empathy-and-altruism-are-they-selfish

A Selfish Argument for Making the World a Better Place – Egoistic Altruism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvskMHn0sqQ

Altruism Is Selfish, And That’s Ok | Max Krasnow | TEDxCambridgeSalon
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AA-q-CtIP2w

Altruism and selfishness, May 2002, Behavioral and Brain Sciences 25(2):239-50; discussion 251-96
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/10762715_Altruism_and_selfishness

Selfishness as second-order altruism, Omar Tonsi Eldakar and David Sloan Wilson, PNAS May 13, 2008
https://www.pnas.org/content/105/19/6982

Greed

Part 1 – Greed – A fatal desire (1/2) | DW Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PudZNM276CY
Part 2 – Greed – A fatal desire (2/2) | DW Documentary Documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLSt4VtmT5M
Quote:
“Can money and power ever make us happy? How much is enough? Our constant desire for more is part of our human nature. But is greed getting the better of us? Find out in GREED – A FATAL DESIRE. From Buddhists and bankers to Eskimos and psychologists, we explore the phenomenon of greed with people from all walks of life. How can it be defined? What makes us greedy? And what are the repercussions? People like to have a lot of stuff because it gives them the feeling of living forever,” says American social psychologist Sheldon Solomon. He thinks we have to come to terms with our own mortality before we can break the cycle. Are there other ways to feel happy and content? Can we simply stop being greedy by changing the way we think?”

Why do hurt people hurt people?

Why Hurt People Hurt People
https://josephmattera.org/why-hurt-people-hurt-people/

Why do hurt people hurt people?
https://www.quora.com/Why-do-hurt-people-hurt-people

Hurt People Hurt People
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/hurt-people-hurt-people

Hurt People Hurt People
https://medium.com/personal-growth/hurt-people-hurt-people-64b900b4b382

Gamification :-)

The Super Mario Effect – Tricking Your Brain into Learning More | Mark Rober | TEDxPenn
“Focusing on the princess and not the pits, to stick with a task and learn more”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vJRopau0g0

Positive Psychology


The three secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone | TEDxChristchurch
“aweful things happen to everyone
hunt the goodness, see the positives
helping or harming”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWH8N-BvhAw

Limiting Beliefs

Limiting Beliefs
http://changingminds.org/explanations/belief/limiting_beliefs.htm

How To Identify Your Limiting Beliefs And Get Rid Of Them Once And For All
https://medium.com/change-your-mind/how-to-identify-your-limiting-beliefs-and-get-rid-of-them-once-and-for-all-dafa4c477a9e

Limiting Beliefs: What Are They And How Can You Overcome Them?
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joyburnford/2019/01/30/limiting-beliefs-what-are-they-and-how-can-you-overcome-them/#1d203a5d6303

4 Steps to Release “Limiting Beliefs” Learned From Childhood
https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/focus-forgiveness/201311/4-steps-release-limiting-beliefs-learned-childhood

What is learned helplessness?
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325355.php

Self-Esteem

The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem – Nathaniel Branden
https://bankofnotes.wordpress.com/tag/self-esteem/

What matters most is how you see yourself. an abstract from the above link:

Self-concept is destiny. If you have a high opinion of yourself, you’re more likely to get positive emotional feedback from others which will reinforce your strong self-image; if you have a low opinion of yourself, you’re more likely to get negative feedback from others, “proving” that you were right all along.


Healthy self-esteem correlates with:
rationality
realism
intuitiveness
creativity
independence
flexibility
ability to manage change
willingness to admit and correct mistakes
benevolence
cooperativeness
Poor self-esteem correlates with:
irrationality
blindness to reality
rigidity
fear of the new and unfamiliar
inappropriate conformity or inappropriate rebelliousness
defensiveness
over-compliant or over-controlling behavior
fear of, or hostility to, other people
“The union of two abysses does not produce a height.”
“Poor self-esteem places us in an adversarial relationship to our well-being”
Self-efficacy is the conviction that we are able to think, to judge, to know, and to correct our errors. It is trust in our mental processes and abilities. It is not the conviction that we can never make an error. It is trust in our processes, not necessarily in the outcomes.
“Self-esteem is not a substitute for the knowledge and skills one needs to operate successfully in the world. But it does increase the likelihood that one will obtain those skills.”
Physical manifestations of self-esteem:
eyes that are alert, bright, and lively
shoulders that are relaxed, yet erect
hands that tend to be relaxed and graceful
arms that tend to hang in an easy, natural way
a posture that tends to be unstrained, erect, well-balanced
a walk that tends to be purposeful
a voice that tends to be modulated with an intensity appropriate to the situation and with clear pronunciation “

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The Six Pillars of Self Esteem, Dr. Nathaniel Branden
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfFUVnwCNVY&t=38s

Self Esteem Mini-Course by Marisa Peer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofU58-8q7_M

Learning to Love Yourself | Amanda Jetté Knox | TEDxYouth@Nepean
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vkQk3ywgb0

Docker containers in Production

I wanted to compile some resources about docker usage in production environments.

Interesting facts — Companies and the use of Docker
https://medium.com/@tao_66792/interesting-facts-companies-and-the-use-of-docker-948baa8cf309

Customer Success
Carnival, Citizens Bank, Liberty Mutual, Lindsay Corporation, and Nationwide won the 2019 Docker customer awards for innovation and transformation
https://www.docker.com/customers

What do teams at Square, Airbnb, and Spotify have in common?
https://www.quora.com/Is-it-safe-to-use-Docker-in-production

Are Docker containers really secure?
https://opensource.com/business/14/7/docker-security-selinux

These Are Not The Containers You’re Looking For
https://www.forbes.com/sites/udinachmany/2019/02/11/these-are-not-the-containers-youre-looking-for/#3921aecb3a89

The 2019 Microservices Ecosystem
https://glasnostic.com/blog/the-2019-microservices-ecosystem

Should You Run Your Database in Docker?
“Someone mentioned not running databases in containers, but I don’t understand why it would be bad…”
https://vsupalov.com/database-in-docker/

8 Components You Need to Run Containers in Production

  1. Engine
  2. Orchestration
  3. Network
  4. Storage
  5. Monitoring
  6. Logging
  7. Service Mesh
  8. Container Deployment Pipeline
    https://blog.cloud66.com/8-components-you-need-to-run-containers-in-production/

The Most Widely Used Images Are NGINX, Redis, and Postgres
https://www.datadoghq.com/docker-adoption/

Subjective Validation, Barnum Effect, Forer Effect

The Barnum Effect – Why People Believe In Astrology And Psychics

Barnum effect

The Barnum effect, also called the Forer effect, is a common psychological phenomenon whereby individuals give high accuracy ratings to descriptions of their personality that supposedly are tailored specifically to them, that are in fact vague and general enough to apply to a wide range of people.[1] This effect can provide a partial explanation for the widespread acceptance of some paranormal beliefs and practices, such as astrology, fortune telling, aura reading, and some types of personality tests.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barnum_effect

The Barnum Effect
“The Barnum effect is named after P.T. Barnum, the showman who declared “there零 a sucker born every minute.” He found many ways to separate “suckers”, as he called gullible people, from their money.

The Barnum effect in psychology refers to the gullibility of people when reading descriptions of themselves. By personality, we mean the ways in which people are different and unique. However, it is possible to give everyone the same description and people nevertheless rate the description as very very accurate”
http://psych.fullerton.edu/mbirnbaum/psych101/barnum_demo.htm

Forer (or Barnum) Effect

http://psych.fullerton.edu/mbirnbaum/psych101/barnum_demo.htm

https://www.britannica.com/science/Barnum-Effect

chatbot as a therapist?

Meet the chatbots doing your job: Therapy Today, June 2018 Volume 29 Issue 5
https://www.bacp.co.uk/bacp-journals/therapy-today/june-2018/meet-the-chatbots-doing-your-job/

Woebot
Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using methods from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
https://woebot.io/

The chatbot therapist will see you now
https://www.wired.com/2017/06/facebook-messenger-woebot-chatbot-therapist/

Wysa
“Sometimes we get all tangled up inside our heads, unable to move on. Wysa is great at helping you get unstuck. Co-designed by therapists, coaches, users and AI folk, Wysa lets you set the pace, helps when it can, and never judges. It is free and anonymous – so give it a try!”
https://www.wysa.io/

Meet Tess: the mental health chatbot that thinks like a therapist
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/apr/25/meet-tess-the-mental-health-chatbot-that-thinks-like-a-therapist

Eliza, the Computer Therapist
“The original ELIZA first appeared in the 60’s. She seems almost human. This example of artificial intelligence works best, however, if you limit your conversation to talking about yourself and your feelings. Full sentences will give better results.”
https://www.cyberpsych.org/eliza/

Mitsuku
“Mitsuku, a four-time winner of the Loebner Prize Turing Test, is the world’s best conversational chatbot. As featured in the Wall Street Journal, BBC, Guardian, Wired, and more.”
https://www.pandorabots.com/mitsuku/

Chatbot lawyer overturns 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/28/chatbot-ai-lawyer-donotpay-parking-tickets-london-new-york