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The Flawed Foundations of General Equilibrium Theory by Frank Ackerman, Alejandro Nadal, Kevin P. Gallagher

By Frank Ackerman, Alejandro Nadal, Kevin P. Gallagher

This publication, because the identify indicates, explains how normal equilibrium, the dominant conceptual framework in mainstream economics, describes a superbly most unlikely global. in spite of its counterfactual assumptions taken with no consideration, it fails on many degrees. lower than the extraordinary editorship of Ackerman and Nadal, this booklet will entice scholars and researchers in economics and comparable social technology disciplines.

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Wittgenstein's Beetle and Other Classic Thought Experiments by Martin Cohen

By Martin Cohen

Wittgenstein’s Beetle and different vintage idea Experiments invitations readers to take part actively in learning the strangely robust and fruitful culture of "thought experiments."

  • Gives a full of life presentation of an "A to Z" of 26 interesting and influential notion experiments from philosophy and technology
  • Presents shiny and infrequently funny dialogue of the experiments, together with strengths and weaknesses, ancient context, and modern makes use of
  • Provides a "how to" part for accomplishing concept experiments
  • Includes illustrations, mini-biographies, and proposals for extra reading.

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Interpretative Sozialforschung: Eine Einführung in die by Frank Kleemann, Uwe Krähnke, Ingo Matuschek

By Frank Kleemann, Uwe Krähnke, Ingo Matuschek

Das Buch bietet eine leicht lesbare Darstellung der qualitativen Interpretationsverfahren Konversationsanalyse, Narrationsanalyse, Objektive Hermeneutik und Dokumentarische Methode. Die Auswertungsschritte jeder Methode werden nachvollziehbar erklärt und praktisch vorgeführt. Es besteht die Möglichkeit, die Auswertungen selbst fortzusetzen und ihre Ergebnisse mit kommentierten Beispiellösungen sowie Audioaufzeichnungen von Interpretationssitzungen auf der Begleit-CD-ROM zu vergleichen. Abschließend werden Möglichkeiten der systematischen Integration interpretativer Verfahren in die examine von Leitfadeninterviews - der gängigsten shape qualitativer Datenerhebung - diskutiert.

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Posted in Theatre

Frogs and Other Plays by Aristophanes

By Aristophanes

Marrying deft social remark to a wealthy, earthy comedy, the 3 comedies amassed in Aristophanes' "The Frogs and different Plays" bargains a distinct perception into probably the most turbulent sessions in historic Greek background. This "Penguin Classics" version is translated by way of David Barrett with revisions, an creation and notes by means of Shomit Dutta. The grasp of old Greek comedian drama, Aristophanes mixed slapstick, humour and joyful vulgarity with acute political observations. In "The Frogs", written in the course of the Peloponnesian warfare, Dionysus descends to the Underworld to convey again a poet who might help Athens in its darkest hour, and phases a very good debate to aid him make a decision among the conventional knowledge of Aeschylus and the bright modernity of Euripides. The conflict of generations and values is usually the thing of Aristophanes' satire in Wasps, during which an old style father and his loose-living son come to blows and turn out in court docket. And in "Women on the Thesmophoria", the recognized Greek tragedian Euripides, accused of misogyny, persuades a relative to infiltrate an all-women pageant to determine even if revenge is being plotted opposed to him. Shomit Dutta's creation discusses Aristophanes' existence, the cultural context of his paintings and conventions of Greek comedy. This up-to-date model of David Barrett's translation additionally contains large notes and a preface for every play. Aristophanes (c.445-386 BC) used to be most likely born in Athens. Little is understood approximately his existence, yet there's a portrait of him in "Plato's Symposium". He was once two times threatened with prosecution for his outspoken assaults at the renowned flesh presser Cleon, yet in 405 he was once publicly honoured and topped for selling Athenian civic team spirit in "The Frogs". Aristophanes had his first comedy produced whilst he used to be approximately twenty-one, and wrote 40 performs in all. The 11 surviving performs of Aristophanes are released within the "Penguin Classics" sequence as "The Birds and different Plays", "Lysistrata and different Plays", "The Wasps and different Plays" and "The Frogs and different Plays". for those who loved "The Frogs and different Plays", it's possible you'll like Aristophanes' "Lysistrata and different Plays", additionally on hand in "Penguin Classics".

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Posted in Methodology

Pseudo-Populations: A Basic Concept in Statistical Surveys by Andreas Quatember

By Andreas Quatember

This e-book emphasizes that artificial or pseudo-populations play an incredible function in statistical surveys from finite universes in manners: first of all, the idea that of pseudo-populations may perhaps considerably enhance clients’ figuring out of varied facets within the sampling idea and survey technique; an instance of this state of affairs is the Horvitz-Thompson estimator. Secondly, statistical techniques exist during which pseudo-populations even have to be generated. An instance of this sort of state of affairs are available in simulation reviews within the box of survey sampling, the place close-to-reality pseudo-populations are generated from recognized pattern and inhabitants info to shape the foundation for the simulation technique.

The chapters specialize in estimation tools, sampling strategies, nonresponse, wondering designs and statistical disclosure control.

This publication is a important reference in knowing the significance of the pseudo-population idea and employing it in instructing and research.

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Embedded Systems Firmware Demystified by Ed Sutter

By Ed Sutter

Execs:
- The e-book covers the proper subject matters provided in a smart logical development.

- The publication comes with an exceptional bite of actual, useful resource code that may be profitably studied (the major price of this booklet imo).

CONs:
- like several unmarried CMP (fomerly R&D) booklet, this one is quite poorly written and activities plenty of ridiculous typos that
a run via a spellchecker might repair.
- The booklet is introductory, no longer indepth.
- Nitpicking: binding's undesirable, crack the publication open as soon as and it starts off falling aside.

Even notwithstanding it is recommended within the advent that this ebook objectives either programming newcomers and efficient general-purpose programmers getting into the embedded realm, i think that simply the latter team stands to profit right here; a complete neophyte may be pressured by means of the disjointed, vague, and occasionally deceptive writing. yet an individual already conversant in the universally acceptable computing fundamentals can most likely make amends for writing deficiencies whereas picking out a couple of necessary issues particular to the embedded quarter; in that admire the publication is instructive.

Overall, it's a bit just like the Labrosse booklet (on uCos) -- a painful learn significatly compensated by means of the chance to review the connected resource code. one other similar booklet is Barr's "Programming Embedded platforms in C and C++", that's via an order of significance greater written yet even as just a little skimpier than this one.

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A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

By Arthur Miller

Set at the gritty Brooklyn waterfront, A View from the Bridge follows the cataclysmic downfall of Eddie Carbone, who spends his days as a hardworking longshoreman and his nights at domestic along with his spouse, Beatrice, and niece, Catherine. however the regimen of his existence is interrupted while Beatrice's cousins, unlawful immigrants from Italy, arrive in long island. As considered one of them embarks on a romance with Catherine, Eddie's envy and fable performs out with devastating results.

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Measuring the Wealth of Nations: The Political Economy of by Anwar M. Shaikh, E. Ahmet Tonak

By Anwar M. Shaikh, E. Ahmet Tonak

This ebook presents another beginning for the size of the creation of countries, and applies it to the U.S. economic climate for the postwar interval. The styles that end result are considerably diverse from these derived inside traditional platforms of nationwide bills. traditional nationwide bills heavily distort easy financial aggregates, simply because they classify army, bureaucratic and monetary actions because the production of latest wealth, while in truth they need to be categorized as varieties of social intake that, like own intake, truly burn up social wealth within the functionality in their features.

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Austrian Economics: Tensions and New Directions by Bruce J. Caldwell, Stephan Böhm

By Bruce J. Caldwell, Stephan Böhm

When we first invited the crowd of unusual students represented the following to give a contribution to a brand new quantity on Austrian economics, 4 topics have been under pressure: tensions, new instructions, selectivity, and feedback. during this short advent we are going to clarify why these topics have been emphasised and thereby make clear our intentions and aspirations for the amount. The subtitle "Tensions and New instructions" exhibits truly the cause of the quantity wanted. If we take the 1871 e-book of Carl Menger's rules of Economics (Grundsiitze der Volkswirthschaftslehre) as mark­ ing its start, the Austrian culture is now good over 100 years outdated. The origins of the so-called "Austrian Revival" are more challenging to pinpoint accurately, yet many might settle for 20 years as a cheap estimate of its lifespan. at the least, because the mid-1970s numerous collections of articles written by means of Austrians were released. The motive of those collections seemed to be to coach, convince, and encourage a number of audiences. Uninformed readers had to be advised concerning the specifics of the Austrian place, to be proven the way it differed from and stronger upon its opponents. The initiated had to be reassured that their dedication to a singular software was once justified. As such, a lot of the new Austrian literature has consisted both of exegetical bills of the perspectives of earlier figures, or of severe exams of the positions of other examine courses in economics from an Austrian perspective.

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Transcending Madness: The Experience of the Six Bardos by Chogyam Trungpa

By Chogyam Trungpa

The Tibetan observe bardo is generally linked to lifestyles after loss of life. the following, Chögyam Trungpa discusses bardo in a truly various experience: because the top adventure of any given second. Our event of the current second is usually coloured by way of one in all six mental states: the god realm (bliss), the jealous god realm (jealousy and lust for entertainment), the human realm (passion and desire), the animal realm (ignorance), the hungry ghost realm (poverty and possessiveness), and the hell realm (aggression and hatred). In touching on those nation-states to the six conventional Buddhist bardo studies, Trungpa presents an insightful examine the "madness" of our common mental styles and indicates how they current a chance to transmute day-by-day event into freedom.

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