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FOMC: Conspiracists to the left of them, conspiracists to the right

Originally posted on longandvariable:
Paul Krugman worries that the reason why the Fed hiked by a quarter point in December 2015, and won’t immediately reverse course, is that their judgement has been impaired by talking to too many who work…

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Pantheism and homotopy theory, Part 2

Originally posted on Mathematics without Apologies, by Michael Harris:
Every mathematician should probably read Vladimir Voevodsky’s article in the Summer 2014 IAS Letter.  Only time will tell whether it will be remembered as a historic document of the highest importance;…

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Doing my homework: Heidegger, Latour on things

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Credit default

Originally posted on LBO News from Doug Henwood:
Back in 2009, Justin Fox, then of Time magazine, published a book called The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street. I interviewed him about it on…

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Fresh audio product

Originally posted on LBO News from Doug Henwood:
I’ve been very delinquent about posting radio shows to the archive—sorry. Here’s a batch. There’s a break in the middle for KPFA fundraising (three weeks) and my racing to finish my book…

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Tensor functors between categories of quasi-coherent sheaves – arXiv:1202.5147

Originally posted on Chris Schommer-Pries:
This paper by Martin Brandenburg and Alexandru Chirvasitu looks interesting. There is a connection to a categorified algebraic geometry. From the introduction: Apart from being interesting in its own right, this question arises naturally as part…

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Legitimizing Napkin Drawing: The Curious Dispersion of Laffer Curves (1978-2008)

Originally posted on YANN GIRAUD:
The Neo-Laffer curve, drawn by Martin Gardner in Scientific American (1981) The Laffer curve is a graphical representation of how government revenues vary with the level of taxation. Allegedly, it was first drawn on a…

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The Stacks Project gets ever awesomer with new viz

Originally posted on mathbabe:
Crossposted on Not Even Wrong. Here’s a completely biased interview I did with my husband A. Johan de Jong, who has been working with Pieter Belmans on a very cool online math project using d3js. I…

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Laying train tracks

Originally posted on Geometry and the imagination:
This morning I was playing trains with my son Felix. At the moment he is much more interested in laying the tracks than putting the trains on and moving them around, but he…

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Three problems and a disclaimer

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