Monthly Archives: March 2012

Elinor Ostrom. Enhancing the Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action

Elinor Ostrom. Enhancing the Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action.

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Grown-up toys for Women?

Oh, here I go.  Full procrastination mode.  Structural Procrastination, I hope though, as it is about an area of research I’m not currently in, but interested in, so of course it feels exciting and fluid, and is probably upping my … Continue reading

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Procrastination post….

I’m supposed to be writing.  My actual real research that I designed myself, and had my assistants collect, and that I felt excited about.  And, now I hate it, because now I have to write about it, and sell it, … Continue reading

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Skin in the game.

I got obsessed with the financial crisis a couple of years ago.  Read and listened to a number of books.  But, this was a bit primed, actually, by having read Nassim Taleb’s books during fall of 2008 – a time … Continue reading

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Stapel

Well – the first part of the investigation into which Stapel papers are based on fraudulent data is up.  Still reeling from this.

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Status and Greed

Oh, yes. Those rich, high status Gekko types, taking candy out of the (potential) mouths of babes – literally. The Candy experiment was it that headlined the Back page of my local newspaper, with a nice, filled bowl. Isn’t it … Continue reading

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Norms, Micro-culture and Aspies

As I was writing my musings about Cowen’s ”Create your own economy”, my twitter-feed was pointing me (over and over and over) to a NYT article about Love and Aspergers. A quite interesting, and well written account. Razib Khan (who … Continue reading

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Herbert Gintis. The Evolution of Human Cooperation

Herbert Gintis. The Evolution of Human Cooperation.

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Scarcity

We looked at a house a while ago. We need to upgrade. We have 3 bedrooms and three kids. A yard would be nice. The house is older in a great location. Starting price well within our ability. When we … Continue reading

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