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Mitch SMith

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Should we trust the invisible hand?

James B Glattfelder outlines an emergent entity in his study of transnational company data.

Is this entity trustworthy?

Please state your reasons for trust or otherwise on the assumption that this emergent entity exists.

I'd also be interested in your opinion of whether the entity outlined in the math is essentially separate from the people who created it?

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  • Feb 15 2013: As Sgt. Schultz said
    "trust no one." Also, there are always bubbles and greed. Consider the Yahoo land deal, Enron, the S&L crisis, the civil war, etc. etc. There are memes, fashions, etc. etc. Reread Charles Mckay Extraordinary popular delusions and the Madness of Crowds. On the last item there are always leaders and followers.

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