Game Theory in Public Policy

Posted: April 26th, 2009 | Author: | Tags: , , | No Comments »

It’s an interesting notion to use mathematics in the setting of political policies. What’s a little chilling to me is what would happen if the math suggested something like an all out attack on a nation? Are we to believe the math hard, cold math just because it is unbiased and doesn’t lie? Is the assumption (the 90% assumption) that reality will follow these predicitions?
Luckily what Bueno de Mesquita predicts is a good outcome for both Iran and the west.

An Interview with Namjoo

Posted: April 1st, 2009 | Author: | Tags: | No Comments »

A few weeks ago I went to Toronto to see Mohsen Namjoo in Toronto. I had a fantastic time, and enjoyed his work. But what got me into listening to his music was his views on Iranian music an its evolution. The day after the concert he held a question and answer session where he gave his opinions on music. It is worth a listen:


The original source is : Radio Zamaaneh

In the meantime, here’s a quick video of the concert

I need a new theme

Posted: April 1st, 2009 | Author: | Tags: | 3 Comments »

Do I need a new theme? Or should I just modify this one that I’m currently running? I’ve had an idea to at least replace the heading banner but just don’t have the time to do the work.

Ideas, please!