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Media Barred From Photographing Romney with Cheney at Fundraiser

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Homosexuals are gay. via kayyymonster

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[It is] fallacious [to argue] that what is possible or desirable for individuals one at a time will be equally possible or desirable for all who might wish to do so or for the economy as a whole. [Such] analysis … Continue reading

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Map of the United States, resized by electoral-college votes. Mathematical PS: Every heatmap represents a scalar field. What’s the domain in this case? A 2-cell complex. (Source: http://www.economist.com/multimedia)

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on Dauphin County, Pennsylvania’s bankruptcy filing

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A Lesson in Counterfactuals

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Come on, guys, a Death Star isn’t THAT expensive!

Some economics students from Lehigh University made the news a few weeks ago with their estimate that the raw materials (a quadrillion tons of steel) in the Death Star would cost £541,261,000,000,000,000 at today’s prices — a billion, billion dollars. Of course … Continue reading

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Is it possible to describe Human Beings with Mathematics?

isomorphisms: I hope that one day people will figure out the “perfect formula” for a constitution (balanced incentives / structure). gsx002: I doubt it. Formulas belong to the math and logic realm. isomorphisms: There is some logic to human interactions. … Continue reading

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The place where [Satan] was, in my mind, the most successful and first — first successful was in academia. He understood pride of smart people. He attacked them at their weakest. They were in fact smarter than everybody else and … Continue reading

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A Perfect Formula for Constitutions

moiracathleen: People today think there is a one size fits all constitution. This is perhaps the greatest tragedy to constitutionalism in history. isomorphisms: How many sizes do you think there are? moiracathleen: The Constitution is not to be used to … Continue reading

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