book i'm reading:
《晚明史》上卷 1573--1644 樊树志著
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.
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