Friday, October 13, 2006

Random observations

There's a heated debate going on right now at Wikipedia. No one can agree on a definition for “Classical Liberalism.” Further, they can't agree on whether to merge Liberalism with Classical Liberalism. Here's a sample:
I'm leaving Classic Liberalism separate just in case the socialists try and destroy Classical Liberalism like they did the liberalism page. - Gibby
Why those rotten socialists. I know, vandalism of the Wiki is a disgrace to the commons, but this is an interesting episode.

Second random observation:
Everyone in economics circles has by now read half a dozen articles about Edmund Phelps winning the Nobel Prize in Economics. This gives me the excuse to move off the topic of economics and point to a splendid post by Ars Mathematica about the Nobel Prize in Physics.

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