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By gzt (Fri Nov 05, 2010 at 01:39:01 PM EST) gzt, brussels sprouts, trepanation (all tags)
reading more boat books.


I have a test Monday. I'm going to rock it, though this is the tricksy part, the mind-boggling theory part. The part nobody ever really uses. The part with the Rao-Blackwell theorem (though I like it as the Rao-Blackwell-Kolmogorov theorem because I really like Kolmogorov). It would be cool if we discussed the convex loss generalization, but that's beyond the scope of the course (but not my interests).

I'm taking time to read some crap about why libertarianism is wrong. It just doesn't work. Unfortunately, it sounds compelling and the alternatives are often uninspiring. Here's one article: http://www.zompist.com/libertos.html It's okay. A little dated. Objectivism, however, is far more foolish than libertarianism. Ooh, here's one about Austrian economics: http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/whyaust.htm Austrian economics isn't "idiotic" (they had good ideas which are now mainstream), a lot of its followers are, but it is flawed, which is why real economists aren't Austrians these days.

For some reason, I was looking for that one website about trepanation. Perhaps because of these boat books. Can't find it anymore. Probably for the best.

The wifing unit was busy last night with some proofreading gig. That is good. She was also stressed out by making dinner, which is not good. Tonight is my night for dinner.

Grumble grumble conference thingy on Tuesday. Maybe I'll get out of the dinner after, looks like it's everybody rather than just our time. In which case, screw it, I'm out. Might even get to train afterward if the timing works out right.

Latest feedback on something I did: "This is brilliant. So brilliant we want a bunch of other crap." Sigh.

Making brussles sprouts tonight.

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I need a better explanation of Austrian by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #1 Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 10:50:35 AM EST
economics, I wonder what Krugman's written.

Or I need a quieter, less stressful and hectic time to ponder that link.


yeah, it definitely presumes... by gzt (2.00 / 0) #2 Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 01:12:29 PM EST
...some familiarity with standard neoclassical economics and with Austrian economics

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and no hangover by georgeha (2.00 / 0) #3 Sat Nov 06, 2010 at 03:28:00 PM EST



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