Randomized trials and twitter

this is a lot #meta and also a but #GAC (italian, unnervingly obvious)

112 papers were randomly chosen to be shared on twitter by a group with ~58k followers or to not be shared. Papers that were tweeted accumulated 4x more citations compared to non-tweeted papers over 1yr.

Meta you know, a randomised trial of paper surely describing randomised experiments

GAC because it’s the network baby, read Barabasi’s link e you know that if you look for a job and tell family and frineds you get nothing, but if tell people outside your usual creche you will find. So tell a 58,000-strong Twitter group.

Barabasi went on writing precisely a book to explain the infallible formula of success, the book is titled

The Formula: The Universal Laws of Success

C’ un tenente drogo in viaggio verso le retrovie ora

gli indiani hanno costruito la strada

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verso una valle inospitale, un deserto dei tartari

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dove scorre il Galwan, incerto confine tra India e Cina https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galwan_River

negli ultimi tempi, ammasso di trupper al confine, schermaglie a pietrate perch un trattato vieta di sparare https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08/20/india-china-border-brawl-superpowers-throw-stones-tensions-heighten/

fino a oggi, 20 indiani morti, a pietrate e mani nude ? https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-53073338

Il Deserto dei Tartari un capolavoro che vive al di fuori del tempo

UPDATE e questo deve essere l’inizio della terza guerra mondiale combattuta come prevedeva Einstein https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-53089037

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Banquets and purges in USSR

Branko Milanovic reads a russian book on banquets hosted by Stalin over the years and the disappearance over time of the politburo guests, metaphoric political cannibalism http://glineq.blogspot.com/2019/09/dining-with-stalin.html.

It also quotes a book on Nazi banquets High Society in the Third Reich by Fabrice d’Almeida

and Molotov’s memories Molotov Remembers: Inside Kremlin Politics

(unrelated but alliterated, Thiel has weird banquets with smart people and only entertains one fool, Trump https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/10/peter-thiel-dinners-are-the-hottest-ticket-in-la-whats-his-endgame  )

1984, and then the Handmaid

1984 was so common sense in 1984 that Apple made a spot on it

I tried and read Orwell’s “1984”like 3 times without success. O loved 1985 “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood, which I only recently read.

Maybe 1984 was also the expiry date of Orwell’s book and Atwood appriopriately rewrote a dystopic totalitarian future which is still actual today


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radical markets

chapter 1 COST common ownership self-assessed tax http://radicalmarkets.com/chapters/property-is-monopoly/

Texas shootout: https://www.mediate.com/articles/spoelstra6.cfm

Harberger taxes


The Myerson–Satterthwaite theorem is among the most remarkable and universally applicable negative results in economics—a kind of negative mirror to the fundamental theorems of welfare economics. It is, however, much less famous than those results or Arrow’s earlier result on the impossibility of satisfactory electoral systems.

curio: Vitalik Buterin on radical markets https://vitalik.ca/general/2018/04/20/radical_markets.html