Adrian Boland's Blog
Monday, January 21, 2013
Signalling & Innovation
By how much can the signalling paradigm stymie new leaps? Bryan Caplan argues that simple innovations can be undone and ignored by the hum...
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Status & Francis
How does the jettisoning of worldly goods fit into the status-striving paradigm, and is a monks habit as much as signal as cloth of embroi...
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Narnia Knows: A Review of 'The Magicians Book, A Skeptics Adventure in Narnia', by Laura Miller
Narnia, the jumbled, beautiful, mishmash of a world invented by C.S. Lewis , has acted as neat segway for a generation of writers to a reali...
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
A review of 'The Hobbit', and a new theory of narrative art
Stepping into The Hobbit amidst the weird haze of bad words and cold commentary , I was expecting an elongated, excessively padded BBC TV mo...
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
The New Yorker (via MR ) analyses in some depth the 'neuroscience' (shudder?) of pickpockets, in the warm shadow of a theatrical per...
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Hapsburg EU?
After Archduke Ferdinand succumbed to a reckless bullet it took less than a half decade for his farytale empire to fall apart. The Europea...
Friday, December 21, 2012
The curious and lapping power of oil, and a new inter- Scandinavian migration . An update on Hedge fund value in 2012, with nary a referen...
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