Members of the Stooges Brass Band perform in a second-line procession during King's Day festivities in New Orleans, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015. King's Day is a tradition marking the 12th night after Christmas and the official start of the Mardi season. Carnival is celebrated along the Gulf Coast with parties, balls and parades culminating on Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, a final day of celebration before Lent. It is a major tourist draw in New Orleans. Mardi Gras falls on Feb. 17 this year. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Spontaneous order

What is this “new” New Orleans?

Larry Blumenfeld reports: During a press conference at last year’s Jazz & Heritage Festival, Mayor Landrieu told me, “There is a way to organize culture without killing it.” Those words…

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Hayek’s Modern Family: Classical Liberalism and the Evolution of Social Institutions

Steve Horwitz’ long awaited book. I look at the ongoing debate over parenting in the United States, asking whether we are raising a nation of wimps rather than free-range kids….

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Goodbye to the genius who changed the way we think (and you didn’t know even know it)

John Holland’s obituary by Scott Page (H/T Melanie Mitchell) John Holland’s complexity studies helped us understand what this complex bacterial colony has in common with your brain, political theory, ants,…

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The Ant Trap: Rebuilding the Foundations of the Social Sciences

Any book endorsed by Christian List must be taken notice of, the introductory chapter available here along with the OUP webpage. Contrary to the extracts below I think we actually have a very…

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Engineering Human Stigmergy

A recent paper freely available in IJCCC.

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Northern Soul: Whatever Happened to . . .

Inspired by the track listing for the film (and beyond) of Northern Soul classics, I thought I’d see whatever happened to these wonderful artists, for the most part those that…

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REAL-WORLD DECISION MAKING: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BEHAVIORAL ECONOMICS

Now available — I have the following entries included: Brain Scans and Behavioral Economics pp. 39-40 Complexity and Heuristics pp. 70-71 Daniel Kahneman (1934-) pp. 231-232 Neuroplasticity pp. 285-287 The…

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