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@UnlearningEcon lamented┬áthe deviations-from-Pangloss framing of neoclassical economics. Normal economic theories take perfection (optimality) as a starting point and ask how real-world “market imperfections” differ from the putative abstract-free-market ideal. (That “the free market” is an abstract ideal can be verified … Continue reading

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If you added up all the college education of Steinbeck, Hemingway, Faulkner you’d get almost to spring break of freshman year. … Contemporary writing … has been influenced by the mid-century French style: psychological. Exploring your inner thoughts. Most [American] … Continue reading

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Persepolis┬áby Marjane Satrapi The author’s experiences of regime change in Iran as a pre-teen girl. (Source: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375422307/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=hiremebecauim-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=0375422307)

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What’s the difference between leaving carbon progeny behind you and silicon progeny behind you? … [W]hat makes you feel that a planet teeming with sexually created successors would constitute a more valid extension of ‘we’-ness than a planet teeming with … Continue reading

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