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Economic Modeling: Societal Preferences and Government

A book I just recently finished, After War: the Political Economy of Exporting Democracy, has a lot of insight into the institutional and behavioral theory behind reconstruction (e.g. the nation building in Iraq and Afghanistan). One of the explanations given by Coyne, … Continue reading

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Nietzsche on Truth

Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonymies, anthropomorphisms, in short, a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical intensification, translation, and decoration, and which, after they have been in use for a long time, … Continue reading

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Resistance to an All Consuming Modern Society

This week I read Jon Krakauer’s non-fiction book Into the Wild, a book about a man named Christopher McCandless, a college graduate who dropped off the map for over two years. He was found dead in Alaska after attempting to … Continue reading

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