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Interesting how Austrian economists see themselves: Ludwig von Mises was a genius (obviously) a Man of the Mind — and that’s a good thing “dignified ruthlessness” seriousness … also a good thing … Serious about Reality quoting Ayn Rand is … Continue reading

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Even the beneficiaries of hypertrophy have found it difficult to cope with extreme cultural change … they are sociobiologically equipped only for an earlier, simpler existence. Where the hunter-gatherer fills … one or two … roles out of … several … Continue reading

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the Charles Dickens gift metric

If Charles Dickens were alive today, he would rather receive £20 from a waiter friend than £100 from a banker friend, because it means more coming from the poor man. £20 is a larger fraction of the poor man’s income, so it … Continue reading

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Manifolds, Star Fox, and Self-versus-Other

Branes, D-branes, M-theory, K-theory … news articles about theoretical physics often mention “manifolds”.  Manifolds are also good tools for theoretical psychology and economics. Thinking about manifolds is guaranteed to make you sexy and interesting. Fortunately, these fancy surfaces are already … Continue reading

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