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The Shapley Value: An Extremely Short Introduction

If we view economics as a method of decomposing (or unwriting) our stories about the world into the numerical and functional structures that let them create meaning, the Shapley value is perhaps the extreme limit of this approach. 4,862 more words


Samuelson-Bergson vs Rawlsian vs Benthamite Social Welfare Function

Samuelson/bergson SWF tries to capture the value judgement in the SWF and it constructs SWF such that it is a monotonic transformation of the individual utility… 121 more words


Social choice and Topology

Ancient Greeks are credited for inventing both Democracy and Mathematics; as one could expect from a civilisation that displayed such a respect for symmetry and equality. 1,105 more words


Game Theory II

Stanford and the University of British Columbia started a 4-weeks advanced course on Game Theory. The first part by the same instructors is on  80 more words


Rational Sustainability

Two years ago as part of a class, philosophical issues of sustainability, I wrote a term paper called Rational Sustainability. At the time, I had just finished my derivation of  620 more words



A friend recently challenged my habitual skepticism about the government: “Why is it,” he asked, “that if something is a public service, we always question whether it should be? 1,459 more words

Political Philosophy