Assorted links

by on November 14, 2012 at 1:52 pm in Uncategorized | Permalink

1. The gorilla is not the only thing you miss.

2. Small steps toward a much better world.

3. The new Cass Sunstein book on the way: “Simpler: The Future of Government.”

4. There is no great stagnation (photo only), this one is worth more.

5. Thomas Schelling and the computer.

Tony November 14, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Number 4(b) is the exact kind of spooning technology the world has been waiting for. Combine that with a snuggy for pure heaven.

JWatts November 14, 2012 at 5:22 pm

There are some good ideas embedded in #2.

Douglas Knight November 14, 2012 at 5:30 pm

#5. In (2006) Schelling complained a bit about the fact that the shortened version of his model that was published as chapter 4 (Sorting and Mixing: Race and Sex) of Micromotives and Macrobehavior (Schelling 1978) received much more attention than his original JMS article with the effect that some of the other results did not receive the attention he had hoped for.

A lesson for academics writing books.

Of course, the point of a book is to reach a larger audience. But what I think this means, what surprised Schelling, is that his colleagues, the intended audience of the journal articles, only read the book.

Tom November 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm

I will buy Sunstein’s book.

Owen November 15, 2012 at 3:22 am

That this (http://xkcd.com/335/) has not been made suggests that the Great Stagnation is actually in full force.

Saturos November 15, 2012 at 4:03 am

+4. Hadn’t seen that one before…

TGGP November 23, 2012 at 2:40 am

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