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Science for The People: Game Change

sftpThis week Science for The People is looking at the math and science of business decisions. They speak toDavid McAdams, Duke University Professor of Business Administration and Economics, about his book “Game-Changer: Game Theory and the Art of Transforming Strategic Situations.” Benjamin Ho about his economic analysis of apologies.

*Josh provides research help to Science for The People and is, therefore, a completely biased and cooperative member of the team. He does, however, insists on capitalizing the show name as he sees fit.

Linkonomicon XI


via Mark Frauenfelder at BoingBoing


via Nicole Gugliucci


via Ed Yong


I told you so

 

Linkonomicon II

  1. Risk of death by Russian Roulette in Kentucky is one in a million (per year) – via Tyler Cowen
  2. Rape is rape, Mr. Akin.
  3. Shipping pallets, the sine qua non of the global economy – via Cory Doctorow.
  4. If you are going to pick an arbitrary day to bask in the glory of Singin’ in the Rain (and Donald O’Connor‘s vaudevillian genius), the 100th birthday of Gene Kelly (star & co-director) is as good as any – via Maria Popova.
  5. How to annoy EO Wilson without criticizing group selection by Michelle Nijhuis.

China: plus ça change. . .?

Open question: If China has a revolution what happens to all that US debt its holding?

Rope for sale?

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.
-Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

In it’s common usage, I’m not sure this is a strong critique of capitalism. Continue reading