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An Uncertain World III: Everything is Obvious, by Duncan J. Watts
"In summary, Watts is saying not only that the "right lever" is difficult to find when it comes to understanding society, but that in many social phenomena there never was a lever at all
book  review  common-sense  sociology  economics  knowledge  retrospective 
july 2011 by tsuomela
MoMA | Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present
This performance retrospective traces the prolific career of Marina Abramović (Yugoslav, b. 1946) with approximately fifty works spanning over four decades of her early interventions and sound pieces, video works, installations, photographs, solo performances, and collaborative performances made with Ulay (Uwe Laysiepen).
art  modern  exhibition  performance  retrospective 
may 2010 by tsuomela
Open Left:: The Crash: Who Saw It Coming--And Why
Dutch economist Dirk Bezemer, writing in the Financial Times on September 7, "Why some economists could see the crisis coming". What's more, he has a much more detailed explanation in a 51-page paper, "'No One Saw This Coming': Understanding Financial Crisis Through Accounting Models" (pdf). Long story short, Bezemer set out to find those who had been right in predicting the financial meltdown, not just randomly, but because of a well-reasoned argument. He found eight examples-including Baker-and analyzed what they had in common. He discovered that they all relied on accounting models that looked at the economy in terms of stocks and flows, in sharp contrast to the standard macro-economic models that actually have no way of predicting a financial crisis, since their programming does not allow for the possibility.
economics  prediction  recession  macroeconomic  methods  modeling  retrospective 
october 2009 by tsuomela
Ben Casnocha: The Blog: Regret Aversion
We regret the things we don't do more than the things we do. - Mark Twain
regret  decision-making  retrospective  perception 
march 2009 by tsuomela

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