Monday, March 9, 2015

Wikipedia anomalies

I was listening to M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes" tonight. Damn good song. The Wikipedia entry is comprehensive to say the least. How does it compare with the Wiki entry for my favorite economist, Kenneth Arrow? Hmm. Wikipedia is great, but I have to think that in some more just and reasonable universe, Arrow might get at least a few more words than "Paper Planes."

Arrow wrote so many seminal works in economics and political philosophy, one is hard-pressed to come up with his "Paper Planes." But why not Social Choice and Individual Values? In it he takes on a small issue: democracy vs. dictatorship. While you try to follow the twists and turns of Arrow's relentless logic... here's something to listen to...

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