On Dealing With Giants and Pygmies

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016

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Robert Nisbet once told this story to a group of grad students. I do not recall if the story was first hand or second hand. A professor was sitting at a table in the student center. Around him were graduate students, hanging on his every word. At another table, a colleague remarked: “There is a […]

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Cracking Netflix’s Category Codes

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2016

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I read that Netflix has 76,000 codes of kinds of movies. Is this possible? Really? You don’t have time to find most of these categories. Neither do I. So, Netflix shows us only those few categories that its algorithm thinks we would like to view. But there are others that we might want to view. […]

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Lost in Translation: The Rolling Stones in Cuba

Written by Gary North on April 2, 2016

On Tuesday, March 22, President Obama was in Cuba, the first President to visit Cuba in 90 years. On Friday, the Rolling Stones became the first famous Western rock & roll group ever to play in Havana. It was a free concert. Mick Jagger scheduled the performance a few months ago. Did he coordinate this […]

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Tax Calculator (Rigged) for 4 Candidates

Written by Gary North on April 2, 2016

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Someone has created a calculator for estimating the effects of each candidate’s tax reforms. Each candidate has presented a broad view of marginal tax rates. I think this is a clever idea. It gets voters thinking about how each candidate’s programs would fare, other things — e.g., like the economy — being equal. Problem: it […]

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