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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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Ex Ante / Ex Post Conflicts

M. You live in a society where lovers choose whom to marry based on romance. So you don’t want to give up your right to choose a partner (or no partner at all). But if you actually lived under rules of … Continue reading

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Parameters

The shape of the continents depends on the global temperature. (Cold locks ice in polar caps.) Google “Morse theory”. The price of housing always rises, until it doesn’t.  You develop a system of habits to discipline yourself; maxims for self-motivation; … Continue reading

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Bob Kenny says [great wealth] isn’t always worthy of envy, and is certainly not worth sacrificing one’s life to attain. “If … people … know that getting the $20 million or $200 million won’t necessarily bring them all that they’d … Continue reading

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The Self

This week I posted different viewpoints on The Self. Particularly I’m interested in self as a function of inputs. Just as the size of eyes a fly is born with is a function of the temperature of the eggs, so too, … 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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I don’t feel that it is necessary to know exactly what I am. The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning. If you knew when you began a book … 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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Video Games by Lana del Rey (Source: http://www.youtube.com/)

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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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