Review: The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies

[Bryan_Caplan]_The_Myth_of_the_Rational_Voter_Why(Bookos.org)   This is very interesting book. Most interesting I’ve read in a while.   –   If neither way of verifying the existence of preferences over beliefs appeals to you, a final one remains. Reverse the direction of reason­ ing. Smoke usually means fire. The more bizarre a mistake is, the harder it is…

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Review: The g Factor (Arthur Jensen)

The g factor, the science of mental ability – Arthur R. Jensen, ebook download pdf free   This is a very interesting book. Without a doubt the best about intelligence that i hav read so far. I definitely recommend reading it if one is interested in psychometrics. It can serve as a long, good, but…

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Paper: Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain?: Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension (Buccafusco & Heald)

Do Bad Things Happen When Works Enter the Public Domain Empirical Tests of Copyright Term Extension papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2130008   The most interesting thing about this paper was the arguments put forward by the supporters of copyright extension. They are so distressingly bad that it seems pointless to empirically test them. Theoretical arguments are sufficient to show…

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Review and thoughts: Intelligence: A Unifying Construct for the Social Sciences (Richard Lynn and Tatu Vanhanen, 2012)

Richard Lynn was so kind to send me a signed copy of his latest book. i immediately paused the reading of another book to read this one. some comments and quotes are below. quotes are from the ebook version of the book which i found on the internet. Richard Lynn, Tatu Vanhanan – Intelligence, a…

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Thoughts about Ashraf and Galor (2012)

Via Steve Sailer. The Out of Africa Hypothesis, Human Genetic Diversity, and Comparative Economic Development Quamrul Ashraf and Oded Galor Abstract This research advances and empirically establishes the hypothesis that, in the course of the prehistoric exodus of Homo sapiens out of Africa, variation in migratory distance to various settlements across the globe affected genetic…

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