#### Featured | Democratic Firms

## Worker Cooperative as an Employee Ownership Fund

September 19, 2018 By admin

This paper shows how a worker cooperative can serve as an ESOP-like employee-ownership vehicle to make a partial or total buyout of a conventional company.

## Some Less Well-Known Supporters of Workplace Democracy

August 11, 2018 By admin

This is a collection of likenesses or pictures and some representative quotations of a number of less well-known supporters (all dead white men) of workplace democracy.

#### Featured | Development

## Panopticon vs. McGregor’s Theory Y

March 29, 2018 By admin

This paper is part of a larger project to better understand the limitations of the economic theory of agency and incentives. The economic approach focuses on extrinsic incentives whereas a better understanding of human organization requires an understanding of intrinsic motivation and the complementary or substitutive relationships with extrinsic motivation.

## Knowledge and Institutional Change

January 5, 2017 By admin

This paper attempts set forth systematically some of the knowledge questions that determine certain strategies for institutional change.

#### Featured | Property Theory

## Lord Eustace Percy’s “Unknown State” Lecture

May 2, 2018 By admin

Lord Eustace Percy was a Conservative public servant but was better known as a serious thinker, indeed, as the “Minister of Thinking.” There is a remarkable and much-quoted passage in his 1944 Riddell Lecture The Unknown State.

## A Theory of Inalienability: Towards a Theory of Jurisprudence

December 18, 2017 By admin

This is a draft paper that presents some of the arguments I have been making for years in a framework analogous to Type I and Type II error in statistics–which seems to clarify the arguments.

#### Featured | Quantum Mechanics

## Talk: Hamming distance in classical and quantum logical information theory

January 12, 2018 By admin

This is a set of slides from a talk on introducing the Hamming distance into classical logical information theory and then developing the quantum logical notion of Hamming distance–which turns out to equal a standard notion of distance in quantum information theory, the Hilbert-Schmidt distance.

## Talk: New Foundations for Quantum Information Theory

November 28, 2017 By admin

These are the slides for a talk given at the 6th International Conference on New Frontiers in Physics on Crete in August 2017.

#### Featured | Mathematics

## A Note on Spencer-Brown’s Algebra

April 17, 2018 By admin

George Spencer-Brown in his cryptic book, Laws of Form, started off reasoning about “the Distinction” and ended up with an algebra that later writers showed to be the Boolean algebra of two elements.

## Talk: Hamming distance in classical and quantum logical information theory

January 12, 2018 By admin

This is a set of slides from a talk on introducing the Hamming distance into classical logical information theory and then developing the quantum logical notion of Hamming distance–which turns out to equal a standard notion of distance in quantum information theory, the Hilbert-Schmidt distance.