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With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/09/google-rigs-its-results-say-critics-at-senate-antitrust-hearing.ars http://www.benedelman.org/hardcoding/ From its inception, Google’s motto “don’t be evil” has been the topic of many conversations. However, the topic of late has not been about Google’s righteous ways but rather their questionable business practices. Imagine days prior to Google where information was more than just a click away. Every person was part of a […]

Strategies and Game Theory in Republican Primaries

After a recent Republican Presidential Primary Debate, a Politico article (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/62964.html) looked at Rick Perry’s more conservative strategy, and Mitt Romney’s more moderate strategy. Polling data that shows Rick Perry leading the Republican primary race can be explained using game theory analyzing these strategies. There is also a belief that political primaries cause greater political […]

In Light of Game Theory, Australia’s New Carbon Tax is Not a Good Bargaining Chip

The current prime minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, set into motion a carbon tax in an effort to reduce the Australia’s carbon emissions, and hopefully encourage the rest of the world to follow suit.  The article describes the futility of such a gesture, if its only goal were to decrease carbon emissions in only Australia.  […]

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