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Kenneth Arrow

A giant in social choice theory — the true heir to Condorcet. The NYT obituary. collective intentionalityCondorcetEconomicskenneth arrowsocial choice theorytransitivityvoting paradoxes

The wrong anti poverty recipes of the left

The always challenging and informative Deirdre McCloskey one of the few taking on the tired, false and persistent inequality memes. Of course what the regressive left have done (and incoherently so) is to conflate patterns of inequality (access) with patterns of inequity (outcome). Worldwide even the income gap between rich and poor has radical [sic] declined. If you…

The economics of political correctness

Here’s a very sharp and interesting take on what I’ve been calling virtue-signaling. The article is a couple of years old but nonetheless it is as incisiveness and salient as ever especially to one who has a basic grasp of market price signals and coordination dynamics. Isn’t it telling that despite academia being firmly under the regressive left’s management…

Economics in the Era of Natural Computationalism and Big Data

Duke Forest conference detailed programme now available. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of John von Neumann’s “Theory of Self-Reproducing Automata”. The C+T sponsored panel below: big databruce caldwellcomplexitycomputational economicscomputational intelligencecosmos & taxisEconomicsFrancesco Di IorioFriedrich HayekJohn von Neumannmarek hudikroger frantzSelf-organizationSelf-Reproducing Automata

Is Technology Killing Capitalism?

Now isn’t this an interesting title? Well, as I discovered a few weeks back when Sam Harris chatted with Eric, EW comes to things with a very provocative, wise, technically sound and cultured background. The cross hair of software . . . pushes private goods into public goods Artificial intelligencecapitalismEconomicsEPISTEMEEric Weinsteinexpertiseinnovationmathematicssam harristechne