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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 17 2013: Here's a thing to think about:

    The active and passive are not so simple - consider this image:

    Imagine your left hand as "output" and your right hand as "input"

    Now let's apply the notions of active/passive to these hands - we get 4 hands:
    Active output
    Passive output
    Active input
    Passive input

    We have words for these - respectively:

    Now - look at interaction in 4 dimensions - not 2.

    The free market excludes force and rape.

    Now. Talk about competition intelligently?

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