Monthly Archive: October 2007

Oct 11

the GMU Economics Mafia

I’m re-reading Taking the Red Pill – (thanks Rick and Marni) essays about The Matrix, and I’ve discovered that two members of my Blogroll – Robin Hanson and Peter Boettke wrote essays in said book. How worlds collide.

Oct 11

Rational Chimps

This has been making the rounds in economic circles. Resulting in comments like “Humans act less in their self-interest than chimps” But I disagree. If I’ve learned anything in my reading of persuasion by Richard Cialdini, I’d say it’s pretty clear that reciprocity and some level of fair behavior are the glue that holds civilization …

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Oct 04

Storm on the horizon

A fascinating article on a worm/virus/bot parasite thing called “Storm” that is apparently nigh-invulnerable and possibly unstoppable… (well, on Windows, anyways) I thought it was a rather overwrought article at first, until I realized that it was written by Bruce Schneier.  Eeek. My thoughts: Worst case – the Storm takes over virtually every Windows computer …

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Oct 04

Energy and Time

Interesting article in the Harvard Business Review:  Manage your Energy, not your Time. Summary: You’ll be more productive if you spend less time at your desk and more time renewing your energy You can renew your energy by: Reducing unhealthy habits Exercising more Sleeping a decent amount each night Taking walks during the day Having …

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Oct 02

Things that make you go hmmmmm

Do we have all the facts about the sinking of the Titanic?

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