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BBC Business Daily – interview with Arthur Laffer

In other news, Art Laffer has become a parody of himself. Deliberately misrepresenting the flat tax. Making it sound like 12% is a tax cut for most Americans, when in fact the effective tax rate for everyone making under $100k … Continue reading

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Why the scientists aren’t combining data from two experiments to get 5-sigma evidence (= “proof”) for the Higgs boson The Higgs field was postulated nearly 50 years ago, the LHC was proposed about 30 years ago, the experiments have been … Continue reading

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

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Brains sound like a wicked-hard space to think about. It’s a tightly connected (but not totally connected) network (graph theory) Each of the nodes’ 3-D location may be important as well (voxels) The signals propagate through time (dynamical) (Source: http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=175895)

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[I]n the late 1920’s and early 1930’s…. There were lots of deep thoughts [in economics], but a lack of quantitative results. … It is usually not of very great practical or even scientific interest to know whether the [causal] influence … Continue reading

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[G]eometry and number[s]…are unified by the concept of a coordinate system, which allows one to convert geometric objects to numeric ones or vice versa. … [O]ne can view the length ❘AB❘ of a line segment AB not as a number … Continue reading

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data from the US Drug Enforcement Agency’s System To Retrieve Information on Drug Evidence A few points about these pictures which I’ll be elaborating on in future posts: sub i, sub j: There is significant variation from city to city and presumably dealer … Continue reading

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