leafpad rocks! emacs sucks! ^_^
on a side note, the bleeding edge of unstable is in trouble now: (i) acroread cannot work; (ii) openoffice cannot work; (iii) scim cannot input japanese. be warned. :)
i failed to find interesting things in programming languages. i learned programming about five years ago. after that i was just wandering in the land of programming languages and failed to find anything of significance.
about two years ago, i began to learn game theory and eventually economics. i think i've found something this time. but it is totally unrelated.
my current project in economics will end soon no matter what. i hope to do some programming work again.
since the previous week, a few more sites i frequent were inaccessible. it may be tech problems. but you can't help yourself thinking other ways. it's like: the tide began to change. :)
Steven Cheung 张五常在《卖橘者说》says vote by money is the best. My intuition is he is wrong. But I didn't know how to argue. A few days ago, I finally have a theory. :)
I read Karl Popper is against social science. certainly i disagree. but the argument is subtle. i remember when i first read Karl Popper quite a few years ago, i agree with him on this. i study game theory these days. in BusinessWeek, there was an editorial on this year's Nobel economics. the article blasts game theory ``not testable''. i agree. but i can make some change. :)
books by 吴思 are the best economics books i was reading so far. it's deep but it lacks mathematization. contemporary game theorists' work are good mathematics. but often bad economics. this is echoed by S Cheung and 杨小凯. it's interesting time for an economist.
i remember Knuth once said the 60s and 70s were golden times for computer scientists. it's like that for economists now.
yo! i'm back. :)
happy happy joy joy. :)
a few chinese books i'm reading:
and a few english ones
read or die. :) なんしさん is cool! :)
today's good laugh from wikipedia general equlibrium:
... Some critics of general equilibrium modeling contend that much research in these models constitutes exercises in pure matheamtics with no connection to actual economies. "There are endeavors that now pass for the most desirable kind of economic contributions although they are just plain mathematical exercises, not only without any economic substance but also without any mathematical value" (Nicholas Georgescu-Roegen 1979). Georescu-Roegen cites as an example a paper that assumed more traders than there are points on a real line.
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