The brilliant and courageous scholar Lani Guinier died on January 7 at the age of 71. It just so happens that I was reading her book on meritocracy when I heard the news. In this work, as elsewhere, Guinier considered how American institutions and society could be transformed to…
I recently came across a paper by Ursina Schaede and Ville Mankki that contains a fascinating empirical finding with major implications for the way in…
A few years ago, Al Roth published a wonderful book called Who Gets What and Why, that describes in a breezy and informal way the highly technical…
Back in 2015, when he was still FBI Director, James Comey had this to say about the unavailability of reliable and comprehensive data on the use of…
While in New York on April 26th, I learned that my father was Covid-positive and in critical condition. His oxygen saturation had fallen to…
Almost four weeks have elapsed since election day on November 3. The race was called on November 7, and the transition belatedly initiated on November…
The Santa Fe Institute has just published a new volume called Complexity Economics, which collects together the talks and panel discussions from a…
Welcome to Imperfect Information by Rajiv Sethi, Professor of Economics at Barnard College, Columbia University, External Professor at the Santa Fe…
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