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The Homo Economicus is “The Body” of the Agent

The model of the decision-making agent known as homo economicus is a trivial truth, but not a misconception. All agents are supposed to maximize the utility of their resources – that is true in every geography and in every age. 508 kata lagi

Political Thought

New Paper

New draft published as a Duke HOPE working paper is available here. Comments as always are warmly welcome.


We dress like students, we dress like housewives

Two years, people, two years: 2018.

Yes, the presidential term is four years, but a) all of the House and a third of the Senate is up for a vote every two years; and b) there are state elections, including governorships, which are up for grabs in two years. 656 kata lagi


The Third Digital Divide A Weberian Approach to Digital Inequalities

The word clouds of “The Third Digital Divide. A Weberian approach to Digital Inequalities”. 

Digital Divide

Social Action

Social Action is defined by Max Weber, a German sociologist, as “In sociology, social action refers to an act which takes into account the actions and reactions of individuals (or ‘agents’).” According to the Social Action Theory there are four different types: 104 kata lagi


An Introduction to the Lucas Papers

In the following weeks my purpose of primary importance is to form a coherent view on the Lucas Papers held at Rubenstein Library, Duke University. I have the photocopies of all the relevant boxes and folders, so the work can start now. 158 kata lagi