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October 22, 2006


Mustafa Hirji

His argument seems to go between being incoherent and being childishly simple (If we show them their tactic is successful, they'll continue with that tactic).

- Mustafa Hirji


There's a reason why this sort of stuff is popular: a sophisticated veneer to common sense and prejudice.


Depends. Are you referring to game theory as such?


In its "public choice" incarnation, yes.


So I do think that these sort of mathematical tomfooleries have some value, in principle, in establishing bounds on large, complex systems.

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