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7-WAY VENN via peano, wowgreat

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@UnlearningEcon lamented the 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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In philosophical debates about absolute truth, people cite “the truths of pure mathematics” as beyond reproach—eternal and universal things discovered/invented by us fallible mortals. But the more deeply I look into these issues myself, the more I see evidence that … Continue reading

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Opportunity is fleeting. Experience is fallacious. Judgment is difficult. Hippocrates

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Homosexuals are gay. via kayyymonster

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on the Obligation to Consider Others’ Opinions

I noticed a contradiction within myself. I was emailing with someone about the financial morass of ≥2008, and he said: “I didn’t read any more than the first paragraph of that article, because I could already tell I wasn’t going … Continue reading

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The accounting double-entry system … has survived relatively unchanged for centuries. …elegance…usefulness…what makes …double entry … so special as an information system…[?] [T]he double entry system is based on the idea that ∀ asset (thing of benefit) ∃ someone who … Continue reading

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