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 Meta Thread / Thread Starter Last Post Replies Views Views: 123,611 Announcement: Follow us on social media and spread the word about PF! Jan16-12 Pinned: Sociology of Physics: comment and indices ( 1 2 3 ... Last) Theoretical physics presents what I think is potentially an interesting bunch of sociology-of-science case studies and... Y 11:16 AM marcus 502 255,994 In response to the growing needs of our membership, we're excited to announce the restructuring our Science Education... Oct12-05 01:39 AM Moonbear 0 19,474 The other day I started a thread on advice for self studying, and in it I discussed my learning differences and why... Mar12-13 09:46 PM CosmicKitten 4 3,290 Hello all Here is an article about GDP and well-being: Well-being and GDP: why we need them both The general... Mar11-13 10:54 PM aquitaine 2 3,095 Ars Technica reported on a developing story out of Canada this week that should worry many Internet privacy... Feb21-13 01:44 AM quicksilver123 14 7,960 How many language can you say? English and a litter bit Chinese I can say. I am 26 year old I plan to study... Feb20-13 06:40 AM RabbitWho 24 10,163 Does stock market create wealth? ( 1 2 3 ... Last) As an example, let's say that in an IPO, an investor X buys all the shares, let's say 10, for $10 each (in the primary... Feb19-13 01:25 PM mheslep 125 24,266 My personal opinion is that generally more men are insecure/self-conscious (especially in this generation), however,... Feb18-13 06:14 PM enosis_ 12 4,858 I've been following Marissa Mayer, the new CEO of Yahoo!, for quite some time now. I think she's magnificent,... Feb18-13 06:03 PM enosis_ 5 2,776 The article mentions a town I actually lived in a several years ago, pretty cool. link Feb16-13 03:09 AM Bobbywhy 13 3,589 We've occasionally discussed this, but I hadn't seen this talk before: ramBFRt1Uzk Basic point: we live in the... Feb3-13 02:05 AM Evo 21 5,756 James M Buchanan, co-founder of Public Choice Theory & of the greatest economists of the post-war period died the... Jan11-13 03:31 PM BWV 0 2,329 Recently, I came across this review by Cosma Shalizi, a statistics professor at Carnegie Mellon (and who was trained... Jan7-13 08:56 PM StatGuy2000 3 3,106 Can Capitalism continue? ( 1 2 3 ... Last) I heard a report that says that the earth may have passed its carrying capacity. Which means the life systems of this... Jan2-13 01:57 PM John Creighto 74 15,338 I think it was back in high school when I read this but I remember seeing a statistic which strongly suggest that... Dec8-12 12:23 AM JonDE 45 7,346 Hey can anyone provide any help with this economics problem? Thank you! Suppose there is a credit market... Dec6-12 10:36 PM Evo 1 2,615 Imagine a car. First, There is the boss who invest money in the project. Then here comes the pros. They will... Dec4-12 01:50 AM clfst17 7 3,919 I keep confusing the Rosenthal Effect and Hawthorne Effect with one another. Does anyone know a good way to remember... Dec3-12 06:53 AM viryan23 4 5,780 What do you think is worse for the nation? Do you think we're dragging out the suffering by not letting failed... Nov24-12 06:56 AM ImaLooser 10 4,537 I found on the internet that there are 2 main multifactor productivity measures: 1) total output / (labour +... Nov11-12 03:29 PM mfb 5 2,754 I was speaking with a professional linguist the other day (PhD Harvard, which apparently isn't big in the linguistics... Nov10-12 07:31 PM H2Bro 3 3,202 I thought I would share some interesting theorems from economics. 1) Arrow's Impossibiliy Theorem: This theorem... Nov8-12 04:08 PM Bipolarity 0 2,448 Hi everyone, I am having hardtime understanding this problem. I have two functions: QD = 5600 – 8P QS = 500 + 4P ... Nov5-12 06:59 PM Redbelly98 4 3,085 So, possibly I'm looking for the explanation according to Richard Dawkins, but I'd welcome all points of view. Why do... Nov4-12 08:03 AM Ryan_m_b 46 12,412 Hello all! I want to know the difference between growth rate and net growth rate(the context is broad-population or... Nov3-12 11:56 PM enosis_ 1 2,463 The only information my textbook gives me is this: We classify experimental manipulations into three broad... Oct30-12 02:12 PM RabbitWho 0 6,102 Is there any proven validity to Herbert Spencer's theory of social Darwinism? Or is it purely theory and conjecture? Oct27-12 08:07 PM Evo 9 3,307 I understand the idea of the questio, but am perplexed as what to put in the equation to get it to equal$38906.20 ... Oct27-12 10:13 AM alan2 1 2,521 Here is a question we did in class...Why in the answer do we take the derivatve? How do we know to take the... Oct22-12 10:59 PM Simon Bridge 3 2,997 Hello , I'm sorry if this belongs more to some other subcategory but i will proceed. Looking from the point of theory... Oct22-12 05:48 PM Ryan_m_b 8 2,294 It is said in microeconomics that if there is a drought and you're the only one with a few spare water bottles, and... Oct22-12 11:05 AM nitsuj 22 15,470 anthropologist have debated this for years.... is there such thing as "race" are people different races are... Oct17-12 04:18 PM Evo 28 6,753 Your coworkers are competitive people who like to gamble. They have set up a bet pool on the longest run of heads... Oct15-12 04:53 PM BWV 9 2,401 I've noticed an interesting observation about how the lives of all the people in my elementary AIG (academically... Oct15-12 05:33 AM H2Bro 21 6,339 It is my understanding that the subjective theory of value, has a long history before Adam Smith that can be traced... Oct12-12 09:50 PM firerobin88 0 1,696 I know if you have two bads the slope is negative and is curved, and the closer to 0 the better. But what if you... Oct10-12 06:07 PM alan2 1 2,171 http://www.amazon.com/Einsteins-Jewish-Science-Intersection-Politics/dp/1421405547/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=13496... Oct9-12 09:22 AM ImaLooser 7 3,108 Hello, I have a very brief conceptual question: Given two firms, let's say for instance that P = 200 - 10Q, where Q... Oct1-12 09:23 PM EngineerHead 0 2,007 Debt based money ( 1 2 3) Can money exist without debt? Or is the whole point of money to put people into debt? For example, to my naive... Sep28-12 11:02 AM Czcibor 51 9,405 Is there a phonetic symbol that has the the three properties voiceless, glottal and fricative? Sep25-12 02:56 AM Bobbywhy 1 1,926 What is the sexism in physics field like? I heard there's a lot of sexism in the field. Sep19-12 09:07 AM Ryan_m_b 27 8,641 Why does the EU Stability and Growth Pact sets the specific value of 3% of GDP for maximum budget deficit. Where does... Sep18-12 11:21 AM Czcibor 6 3,214