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Voting Theory

Meta-analyses

  • Meditaiton has no effect on angression, connectedness, prejudice, or compassion. It may have an effect on empathy. In general the evidence for the pro-social benefits of meditation is weak The limited prosocial effects of meditation: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

People have worked about the same number of hours since WWII.

Hours worked by full-time and part-time employees

The average wage has increased 3.4x since WWII.

$$ U = \left( w \cdot L \right)^\epsilon - a \cdot L^b $$ $$ \frac{dU}{dL} = \epsilon \cdot w \cdot \left( w \cdot L \right)^{\epsilon - 1} - a \cdot b \cdot L^{b-1} $$ $$ \epsilon \cdot w^\epsilon \cdot L^\epsilon = a \cdot b \cdot L^b $$ $$ L = \left( \frac{\epsilon \cdot w^\epsilon}{a \cdot b} \right)^{1/(b - \epsilon)} $$ $$ \epsilon / (b - \epsilon) $$

Atkinson-Stilgitz Theorem Exceptions

  • Add a small tax on goods that higher earners wanst more of (controlling for actual income). This includes savings Saez, E. (2002).
  • Add a small tax to goods whose consumption positively correlates with leisure Saez, E. (2002).

IQ Diet

  • A 1-week experiment on 23 young men found high-protein diets improve reaction time Effect of a high protein meat diet on muscle and cognitive functions.
  • A trial is underway to examing the effects of lean red meat and exercise on cognition in older The effects of a protein enriched diet with lean red meat.

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Consider any computable set of positive integers X (e.g. "prime numbers", "multiples of 7", "factorial numbers", etc.). There exists a (multivariate) polynomial f(x1, x2, ...) with integer coefficients such that X = image(f). In fact, the sets constructable in either the Turing-sense or the polynomial-sense are exactly the same.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Hours worked by full-time and part-time employees [c], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/B4701C0A222NBEA, July 28, 2019. Saez, E. (2002). The desirability of commodity taxation under non-linear income taxation and heterogeneous tastes. Journal of Public Economics, 83(2), 217-230. Kreplin, U., Farias, M., & Brazil, I. A. (2018). The limited prosocial effects of meditation: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Scientific reports, 8(1), 2403. Jakobsen, L. H., Kondrup, J., Zellner, M., Tetens, I., & Roth, E. (2011). Effect of a high protein meat diet on muscle and cognitive functions: a randomised controlled dietary intervention trial in healthy men. Clinical nutrition, 30(3), 303-311.s Daly, R. M., Gianoudis, J., Prosser, M., Kidgell, D., Ellis, K. A., O’Connell, S., & Nowson, C. A. (2015). The effects of a protein enriched diet with lean red meat combined with a multi-modal exercise program on muscle and cognitive health and function in older adults: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 16(1), 339.