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MarPRN: Vol. 3, Num. 1 | March 9, 2013
The Usual Unusuals
Our Special Moment in History is a time of mathematical aberrations in all
directions. It is now routine to see the highly unusual, whether in science,
technology, economics, politics, or international relations.
NovPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 7 | November 27, 2011
A Classic Greek Tragedy (and other Comedies)
Looking at our besieged globe, it's difficult to know if we're dealing with a tragedy or a comedy. Whatever your viewpoint, it certainly smells a lot like my Chicago Cubs. Win a few games, then strike out--again!--with the bases loaded. Aargh. Collectively, we are like wounded exhausted soldiers trying to... read more »
OctPRN: Vol. 1, Num. 6 | October 7, 2011
Approaching an Event Horizon?
The cover of today's The Economist (Britain's respected 170-year-old news weekly) shows a swirling black hole sucking in the words "Be Afraid." The insinuation is we're nearing an event horizon, the devastating boundary at the mouth of a black hole beyond which nothing can escape, not even light. The past few week... read more »
AugSTAT: Vol. 1, Num. 2 | August 5, 2011
Suddenly a Downgrade
Well, suddenly, here we are. I guess there's always a first time.
The credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor's, just (Friday at 8 PM) issued a credit rating downgrade for the United States, from AAA to AA+. (The other two ratings agencies, Moody's and Fitch, have not yet downgraded but have issued warnings.... read more »
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