Comments on: Partner$ in crime http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/04/04/partner-in-crime/ Models.Behaving.Badly Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:10:53 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: jimdor http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/04/04/partner-in-crime/#comment-313 Tue, 17 Apr 2012 00:04:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=819#comment-313 An interesting read addressing some of these thoughts:”Debt : the first 5,000 years” by David Graeber.
Graeber provides an anthropologic take of money and debt. A basic premise: Do we have to pay our debts?

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By: EllieK http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/04/04/partner-in-crime/#comment-308 Sun, 15 Apr 2012 19:22:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=819#comment-308 Thank you for that URL, about the reductionist aspect of *some* neuroscience. The first thought that crossed my mind was Jonah Lehrer. Sure enough, he was mentioned in the comment section! In general, those who are medical doctors with specialty credentials in neurology, and those who have undergraduate degrees in a scientific field, supplemented by a relevant graduate degree and related experience, are not the trouble makers, so to speak. But somehow, the Jonah Lehrer’s end up being much more visible and unfortunately, persuasive, I worry.

Here’s a link to a similarly amusing misapplication of science to comparative literature that I hope you enjoy. http://nplusonemag.com/adventures-man-sc ience I’m not certain if it was written as a parody or sincerely. There are plenty of references to dialectical materialism, elite universities and network theory….

* Please be careful of those books about the meaning and history of money. They usually end up advocating gold standards, utopian collectives and no private ownership of property. Or the opposite: Absolute faith (of a non-theist variety) in market forces and efficiency, without a shred of compassion or loving kindness. The NYSSA website presents a more balanced point of view (ironically)!

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By: EmanuelDerman http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/04/04/partner-in-crime/#comment-302 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 16:00:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=819#comment-302 I agree, Pat — Cooper’s is a great book. I once read it on an airplane and got enthralled, and posted a blog about it athttp://www.wilmott.com/blogs/eman/inde x.cfm/2008/11/28/A-Good-Book-on-Financia l-Crises

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By: pburns_stat http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/2012/04/04/partner-in-crime/#comment-301 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 08:24:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/emanuelderman/?p=819#comment-301 A wonderful (and entertaining) book in this realm is “The Origin of Financial Crises” by George Cooper.

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