Tag Archives: reasoning

1. Use mathematics as a shorthand language rather than as an engine of inquiry 2. Keep to them [your models/problems] till you have them done 3. Translate to english 4. Illustrate with examples important to real life 5. Burn the … Continue reading

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

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At the local viewing of the transit of Venus, I asked an astronomer named Lisa how people noticed a planet going in front of the Sun in the first place. (Surely they weren’t just staring at the sun all day?) … Continue reading

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Lawrence Krauss, author of A Universe from Nothing lecturing on cosmology. Don’t really agree with or like his monolithic straw-man representation of “religion” versus “science” at minute 6. “Religion pretends to know all the answers” . Sub-i, sub-j, larry. There are many … Continue reading

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I Need A Speech Bubble To Appear Over My Head When I Talk So I Can Diagram the Bayesian Uncertainty In My Statements

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