Autism in Economics? A Second Opinion

April 2, 2009

Autism in Economics? A Second Opinion A popular claim among critics is that economic science is suffering from autism, a severe developmental disorder characterised by impairments in social relations and communication, combined with rigid and repetitive behaviour. So far, this allegation has not been substantiated. This essay explores the claim of autism in economics based […]

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Deformed skull of prehistoric child suggests that early humans cared for disabled children

April 1, 2009

Have to go to the site for the picture, but the point is clear: even 500,000 years ago parents and communities took care of children with disabilities. Not shocking, unless you think of social support for people with disabilities now. I bet we’ve gone down hill since then in terms of equity and inclusion. 🙂 […]

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Microsoft: “I’m just not cool enough to be a Mac person.”

March 29, 2009

How Microsoft put Apple owners on the defensive – Apple 2.0 is very interesting. It agrees with the microsoft ads that Macs suck because they don’t suck. That is… a quality machine is bad, and a POS (piece of silliness) is good… because it is cheap. It also suggests that there is something wise about […]

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