Archive for the 'Ideas' Category

Logic Puzzle: Truth Tellers and Deceivers

Thursday, January 22nd, 2004 | 16:37

Steven Den Beste has a discourse on an old Martin Gardner puzzle (which is more interesting that the political point he was trying to make; I’m more inclined to think … Continue reading »

Beyond Fear

Thursday, January 8th, 2004 | 13:01

I finished Bruce Schneier’s new book over New Year’s, while passing through various airports around the country, wondering what the recently raised Orange Alert actually means and reading the Al … Continue reading »

Residency Match and Cooperative Game Theory

Monday, January 5th, 2004 | 16:21

Grace is interviewing for the residency match right now at various hospitals in the area and further out. The residency match system is actually interesting from a math/game theory … Continue reading »

RIP Tuesday Morning Quarterback

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 | 19:39

I’ve been bombarded by search engine referrals from people looking, desperately looking, for Tuesday Morning Quarterback. Sadly, I have nowhere to direct you to. ESPN dropped TMQB, scrubbed it out … Continue reading »

IKEA Index, Internet Price Discrimination

Thursday, October 23rd, 2003 | 12:00

The Times‘s World Business section is a marvel of design: filled with some of the cruft that makes the regular Business section just a bit bulkier, it can be tossed … Continue reading »

“We can’t hear you”

Friday, September 12th, 2003 | 07:40

I saw this yesterday on the blog of a New Yorker now living in London: We all remember the moment when Bush, in an almost disapointingly routine fashion, began speaking to … Continue reading »

Two years ago

Thursday, September 11th, 2003 | 08:46

I remember seeing this image in 2001 (September? October?) on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, and being struck by how eloquent it was. It still … Continue reading »

The Shifting Winds of War

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2003 | 12:55

I had very rough notes on this written in mid-July, after Blair’s speech to Congress, but work and writer’s block prevented me from giving my accolades to the speech. … Continue reading »

Democratic prospects in 2004

Saturday, June 21st, 2003 | 11:48

The Columbia Political Review has a subscription-free excerpt from a Salon interview with Paul Berman on what the Democrats have to do to beat Bush in 2004. Any strategy … Continue reading »

Brad DeLong on 9/11

Thursday, June 12th, 2003 | 20:50

Brad DeLong, an economist for the Clinton Administration, has this article about how Clintonites thought about American grand strategy prior to 9/11. Granted, he’s not from State or Defense, … Continue reading »