Monthly Archives: October 2011

Evangelicals – The Ghost of Abner E. Norman, or, The Halloween Song

The Halloween Song by Evangelicals Advertisements

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When a wolf pack kills a deer, the wolves get one of the weakest animals. When a human kills a deer, we kill one of the strongest animals. Park Ranger Katy, in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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My sister isn’t “irrational”, her utility function just has large interaction terms.

What happens if, instead of doing a linear regression with sums of monomial terms, you do the complete opposite? Instead of regressing the phenomenon against  , you regressed the phenomenon against an explanation like  ? I first thought of this question several years ago whilst living … Continue reading

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Fair Trade cocoa price, 1996-2006 You can see from the above graph that fair trade certifiers aim not just to raise, but to raise and stabilise the price a farmer or cooperative receives for produce. Fact: There are many fair trade certifying … Continue reading

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Do [people] achieve the optimal allocation of [their] time…? My answer is no; people allocate a disproportionate amount of time to the pursuit of pecuniary rather than nonpecuniary objectives, as well as to “comfort” and positional goods, and shortchange goals … Continue reading

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