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A Compositional Framework for Markov Processes
categorytheory  markovchains  networks 
2 days ago by colindocherty
Power in Modernity: Agency Relations and the Creative Destruction of the King’s Two Bodies, Reed
"In Power in Modernity, Isaac Ariail Reed proposes a bold new theory of power that describes overlapping networks of delegation and domination.  Chains of power and their representation, linking together groups and individuals across time and space, create a vast network of intersecting alliances, subordinations, redistributions, and violent exclusions. Reed traces the common action of “sending someone else to do something for you” as it expands outward into the hierarchies that control territories, persons, artifacts, minds, and money.
"He mobilizes this theory to investigate the onset of modernity in the Atlantic world, with a focus on rebellion, revolution, and state formation in colonial North America, the early American Republic, the English Civil War, and French Revolution. Modernity, Reed argues, dismantled the “King’s Two Bodies”—the monarch’s physical body and his ethereal, sacred second body that encompassed the body politic—as a schema of representation for forging power relations. Reed’s account then offers a new understanding of the democratic possibilities and violent exclusions forged in the name of “the people,” as revolutionaries sought new ways to secure delegation, build hierarchy, and attack alterity.
"Reconsidering the role of myth in modern politics, Reed proposes to see the creative destruction and eternal recurrence of the King’s Two Bodies as constitutive of the modern attitude, and thus as a new starting point for critical theory. Modernity poses in a new way an eternal human question: what does it mean to be the author of one’s own actions?"
to:NB  books:noted  networks  modernity  barely-comprehensible_metaphysics 
3 days ago by cshalizi
tanrax/maza-ad-blocking: Local ad blocker. Like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system.
Local ad blocker. Like Pi-hole but local and using your operating system. - tanrax/maza-ad-blocking
privacy  linux  osx  networks  2020  blocker  ad  dns 
7 days ago by jonrandy
Economic impacts of the coronavirus - part 2/n(?)
Let’s take an example. If we had 3 industries A, B, and C that are all interrelated, we could easily have Domar weights for the three of them that are 20%, 60%, and 50%. And if the coronavirus or anything else were to lower productivity in each industry by exactly 10% then the interrelated nature of the economy tells us that the drop in GDP is equal to .2 times .1 + .6 times .1 + .5 times .1 = .13, or 13%. No industry experiences more than a 10% drop in productivity, but GDP falls by 13%. // and this is why financial crises are really bad. Pretty much every firm uses a bank.
economics  leontief  domar  iotable  networks 
8 days ago by yorksranter
Toilers and Gangsters
Simple Network Visualization with R for Historians
learn  networks  notebooks  statistics  visualization  history 
8 days ago by kintopp
Logic of Production Networks - Oxford Handbooks
This chapter highlights and evaluates the most significant economic–geographical research that examines the logic and role of production networks in facilitating global–local economic integration. It first explains how the global production network (GPN) approach describes and explains the logic of this global–local economic integration. Advocating a network understanding of the economic–geographical process of value transformation in a global mosaic of local and regional economies, this approach has deployed or developed three central concepts—power relations, network and territorial embeddedness, and strategic coupling. The chapter then considers the significance of this GPN literature, its key controversies, and the prospects and future directions for research in, what might be termed, GPN 2.0 research in economic geography in the next ten to fifteen years.
economics  networks  for_sdicks 
12 days ago by rvenkat
From Micro to Macro via Production Networks - American Economic Association
A modern economy is an intricately linked web of specialized production units, each relying on the flow of inputs from their suppliers to produce their own output which, in turn, is routed towards other downstream units. In this essay, I argue that this network perspective on production linkages can offer novel insights on how local shocks occurring along this production network can propagate across the economy and give rise to aggregate fluctuations. First, I discuss how production networks can be mapped to a standard general equilibrium setup. In particular, through a series of stylized examples, I demonstrate how the propagation of sectoral shocks—and hence aggregate volatility—depends on different arrangements of production, that is, on different "shapes" of the underlying production network. Next I explore, from a network perspective, the empirical properties of a large-scale production network as given by detailed US input-output data. Finally I address how theory and data on production networks can be usefully combined to shed light on comovement and aggregate fluctuations.
macro_from_micro  economics  networks  for_sdicks 
12 days ago by rvenkat
Greta Byrum on Twitter: "Built today: #PortableNetworkKit sharing wifi internet + local chat/docs (from a Pi server) for organizing neighbor stuff even if internet goes out. Documentation coming. #pnk #communitytech #communitytechnology
@gretabyrum / Greta Byrum on Twitter: "Built today: #PortableNetworkKit sharing wifi internet + local chat/docs (from a Pi server) for organizing neighbor stuff even if internet goes out. Documentation coming. #pnk #communitytech #communitytechnology" / Twitter
RaspberryPi  Piratebox  Librarybox  WIFI  wireless  networks  HotSpot 
12 days ago by nodalpoint

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