Author Archives: Aqua Necromancer

Voting, cheering, and exploitation

In his little book ‘Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction‘ Ken Binmore writes: Real people seldom think rational thoughts about whether to vote or not. Even if they did, they might feel that going to the polling booth is a … Continue reading

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The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Summer 2012 issue of the Independent Review features my review essay (PDF) of Steven Pinker’s The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined. There can be little doubt that this work constitutes one of the most ambitious … Continue reading

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