#### Featured | Democratic Firms

## Interview at Norwegian Thinktank Manifest (English trans.)

November 22, 2018 By admin

English translation of June 2018 interview at Oslo think-tank Manifest.

## 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.

#### 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 Classical Liberal 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. Historically, the sophisticated arguments for slavery and autocratic government were consent-based in terms of implicit or explicit contracts. And the legalized oppression of married women was based on the coverture marriage contract. Hence the critiques developed in the abolitionist, democratic, and feminist movements were not simply arguments for consent as opposed to coercion, but arguments against certain voluntary contracts, e.g., in the form of inalienable rights arguments.

#### Featured | Quantum Mechanics

## New Light on the Objective Indefiniteness or Literal Interpretation of QM

December 17, 2018 By admin

This paper shows how the mathematics of QM is the math of indefiniteness and thus, literally and realistically interpreted, it describes an objectively indefinite reality at the quantum level. In particular, the mathematics of wave propagation is shown to also be the math of the evolution of indefinite states that does not change the degree of indistinctness between states. This corrects the historical wrong turn of seeing QM as “wave mechanics” rather than the mechanics of particles with indefinite/definite properties.

## 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.

#### Featured | Mathematics

## Finding the Markets in the Math

January 4, 2019 By admin

This paper shows how to find competitive market prices in the pure mathematics of classical constrained optimization problems.

## New Light on the Objective Indefiniteness or Literal Interpretation of QM

December 17, 2018 By admin

This paper shows how the mathematics of QM is the math of indefiniteness and thus, literally and realistically interpreted, it describes an objectively indefinite reality at the quantum level. In particular, the mathematics of wave propagation is shown to also be the math of the evolution of indefinite states that does not change the degree of indistinctness between states. This corrects the historical wrong turn of seeing QM as “wave mechanics” rather than the mechanics of particles with indefinite/definite properties.