#### Featured | Democratic Firms

## Zagreb Talk Sept 2014

These are the slides and a video of a talk in Zagreb Sept. 8, 2014 on green issues and ESOPs.

## Does Classical Liberalism Imply Democracy?

This paper, written for a classical liberal audience, goes into the fault line running down the middle of the doctrine: does classical liberalism imply democracy? The libertarian wing, represented concretely today in the startup or charter cities initiatives, only requires consent (and exit) so the consent could be to a non-democratic pact of subjection. The democratic form of classical liberalism is represented by the mature James M. Buchanan who held that a liberal social order required people to be principals in their organizations who could only delegate but not alienate their rights of self-governance. That distinction is traced back to the Reformation inalienability of conscience that descends through the Enlightenment to modern times in the abolitionist and democratic movements.

#### Featured | Development

## Parallel Experimentation

The theme of parallel experimentation is used to recast and pull together dynamic and pluralistic theories in economics, political theory, philosophy of science, and social learning.

## Three Themes about the Mondragon cooperatives

This is a preprint of a paper developing three themes, capital structure, active learning, and spinoffs, with special attention to the Mondragon cooperatives.

#### Featured | Property Theory

## Zagreb Talk Sept 2014

These are the slides and a video of a talk in Zagreb Sept. 8, 2014 on green issues and ESOPs.

## On Double-Entry Bookkeeping: The Mathematical Treatment

Here is the paper you have been waiting for, a mathematical treatment of double-entry bookkeeping patiently explained for the non-mathematician. It includes the explanation about what is really “double” in the double-entry method that you won’t find in any of the textbooks.

#### Featured | Quantum Mechanics

## On Classical Finite Probability Theory As A Quantum Probability Calculus

This draft paper shows how the classical finite probability theory (with equiprobable outcomes) can be reinterpreted and recast as the quantum probability calculus of a pedagogical or “toy” model of quantum mechanics over sets (QM/sets).

## Partitions and Objective Indefiniteness in Quantum Mechanics

The problem of interpreting quantum mechanics (QM) is essentially the problem of making sense out of an objectively indefinite reality–that is described mathematically by partitions. Our sense-making strategy is implemented by developing the mathematics of partitions at the connected conceptual levels of sets and vector spaces. Set concepts are transported to (complex) vector spaces to yield the mathematical machinery of full QM, and the complex vector space concepts of full QM are transported to the set-like vector spaces over ℤ₂ to yield the rather fulsome pedagogical model of quantum mechanics over sets or QM/sets.

#### Featured | Mathematics

## Four Ways from Universal to Particular: How Chomsky is Not Selectionist

Chomsky’s mechanism (and embryonic development) are significantly different from the selectionist mechanisms of biological evolution or the immune system. Surprisingly, there is a very abstract way using two dual mathematical logics to make the distinction between genuinely selectionist mechanisms and what are better called “generative” mechanisms. This note outlines that distinction.

## On Classical Finite Probability Theory As A Quantum Probability Calculus

This draft paper shows how the classical finite probability theory (with equiprobable outcomes) can be reinterpreted and recast as the quantum probability calculus of a pedagogical or “toy” model of quantum mechanics over sets (QM/sets).