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Don Emmerich
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ECONned by Yves Smith
ECONned by Yves Smith Neoclassical
Economics Part of neoclassical thinking: The “rational expectations
model” = “people act on their best interest guess of what will take place, that
they use all available information, and do not make systematic errors, whi...
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Krugman, The Conscience of a Liberal
Krugman, The
Conscience of a Liberal The Long Guilded Age 1.      This refers to the period between Reconstruction and
the New Deal, which contained great inequality in terms of both wealth and
power. 2.      Brad DeLong >> “billionaires” = “those with
weal...
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The Nurture Assumption: Misc. Notes
Misc. Male and female differences are genetic (p. 209, p. 217). Interesting gender difference (p. 217). "Girls and boys are more alike in behavior in places where they are too few in number to form separate groups, because in those places they categorize th...
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The Nurture Assumption: Schools
The power of teachers: To children in school, the most important people in the classroom are the other children. It is their status among their peers that matters most to them—that makes the school day tolerable or turns it into a living hell. A large part ...
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The Nurture Assumption
Introduction Judith Rich Harris (2009) defines the nurture assumption as "the assumption that what influences children's development, apart from their genes, is the way their parents bring them up" (2). Socialization researchers have purportedly shown that ...
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Evolutionary Psychology
Introduction It has long been known that humans can create radical changes in animals through artificial selection. In a relatively short amount of time, for instance, humans have bred a huge variety of dogs from wolves, dogs ranging from the St. Bernard to...
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Sartre, Existentialism Is a Humanism (Outline)
Translated by Carol Macomber Existentialism holds that "existence precedes essence." To explain what this means, Sartre adduces a craftsman making a paper knife. Before making the paper knife, the craftsman has a mental image of the paper knife, a plan for ...
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Sartre (Part 1)
In the coming months I'd like to finally read Jean-Paul Sartre's Being and Nothingness . My plan for doing so is to use Professor Paul Vincent Spade's class lecture notes as a guide, and in keeping with Professor Spade's advice to first read Edmund Husserl'...
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The Meaning of Life: Some Notes
When philosophers talk about “the meaning of life,” they usually mean that life has some sort of purpose. But not just any purpose. They usually hold that this purpose must be a good purpose, an animating purpose, the type of purpose that makes one feel tha...
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How to Be an Existentialist: Some Practical Advice
Existentialism urges us to live according to our own personal values, not the values we learned from our parents, culture, etc. Existentialism, in other words, asks us to develop our essences and be ourselves (Martin, Campbell, and Henry, 2004, p. 433). Mar...
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