October 19, 2013
Lesson of the Shutdown: Don’t Burn Your Boats
I think it is very good.
A simple lesson of game theory is that you should visibly throw your steering wheel out of the window in a game of chicken. However, this lesson does not incorporate repeated games, echo chambers inside the cars, and primary politics that produce polarization.
The extreme ends up convincing itself that the only thing holding them back is not driving a hard enough bargain.
September 29, 2013
Of all my useless talents, spotting “less” when it should be “fewer” is probably the most annoying to my friends. I might have to give up, though, as it is a losing battle. I could be wrong, but I believe the following is in an error in the NYTimes.
But lawmakers in the remaining 49 states and in Congress, where no less than four bills now sit in various committees, have yet to legislate specifically against patent trolling.
September 4, 2010
I’m going to stop cross posting with posterous.
You can find my ramblings here.