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@isomorphisms: Higgs Boson Particle to be observed on/before 31 Dec 2012 = 68.0% @Intrade bit.ly/MP3Eo0 @isomorphisms: Higgs 2013 = 80%, Higgs 2014 = 85%, Higgs 2015 = 80.1%. Oops #EMH #arb There’s $2 three years from now sitting on the … Continue reading

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We are telling kids who are good at school that they have better opportunities than others (and kids that are not good at school that they are doomed). Then we are telling kids who are good at school to stay … Continue reading

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What is mathematics? It’s neither physical nor mental, it’s social. It’s part of culture, it’s part of history. It’s like law, like religion, like money, like all those other things which are very real, but only as part of collective … Continue reading

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The Equation of Life s/rent/mortgage/ or s/rent/landowner’s share of tenant’s crops/ et cetera, et cetera, mutatis mutandi, et ceteraaaa, et ceteraaa

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The [academic] job market is brutal, we all know that. Grad school is a gamble, and most people shouldn’t take it — a good thing to point out. But this business of “The Big Lie” … deliberately brainwashing students about … Continue reading

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How to earn 5 million dollars in 5 minutes. Sincerity + humility + earnestness makes grown men cry. (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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Things That Would Not Exist If Everyone Were Equal

@portereduardo and I were discussing redistributive taxation on twitter the other day. Mr Porter wrote a piece in the NY Times about hyper-taxing the tippy top margin of American income to reduce the US’ yearly government deficit. Economists Pikkety & … Continue reading

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