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About georgebeam

George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago

Survey Researchers Recognize The Value of Data From Non-Asking Sources

Some survey researchers recognized the value of data from non-asking sources.  They are to be commended!  The only way to know if self-reports are correct or incorrect is to check or verify them with data from non-asking sources.  Newsletter No. … Continue reading

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Internt+ Age

The accurate name for our age is Internet+ Age because it’s the Internet plus attendant hardware (e.g., computers, smartphones, sensors) and software (apps, the cloud, Google, etc.) that fundamentally alter all  relationships.

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Government And Politics Superseded By Internet+

In Usual Politics: A Critique and Some Suggestions for an Alternative,  I described the bankruptcy/collapse of governments dubbed “democratic”.  (A few people then, and more now, agree.)  I described–correctly, I believe–the decline of legislatures, voting, and elected officials and the rise of … Continue reading

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Survey Researchers Acknowledge Need For Data From Non-Asking Sources

In Newsletter No 95, copied below, which I received from a university survey research center in late September, 2017,  survey researchers acknowledge that survey research results/answers might not be accurate and, therefore, answers must be checked with data from non-asking … Continue reading

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Merge with AI

A recent development that might help us keep up with advances in the Internet and Internet-related hard- and software (computers, smartphones, sensors, the cloud, Google, etc.) comes from Elton Musk’s “newest venture, Neuralink, a California company that plans to develop a … Continue reading

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Deceptive AAPOR Evaluation of 2016 Election Polls

The 2016 election polls were inaccurate, predicting a win for Email-Server-Hillary, whereas Mussolini-Arpaio-Trump prevailed and now is the Oval Office One.  But pollsters, because they’re addicted to asking, are seldom able to admit their mistakes.  Instead, they try to deceive by … Continue reading

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My Open Internet Problem-Solving Networks Similar to Facebook Groups/”communities”

I am working on a manuscript, Problem-Solving via the Internet: An Alternative to Nation-States, Governments, and Politics in which open Internet problem-solving networks (e.g., Wikipedia, Peer-to-Patent) are presented as the most efficient and effective institutions to solve problems, now that … Continue reading

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