Featured | Democratic Firms

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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.

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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 | Development

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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.

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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

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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.

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On a fallacy in the Kaldor-Hicks efficiency-equity analysis

This paper shows that implicit assumptions about the numeraire good in the Kaldor-Hicks efficiency-equity analysis involve a “same-yardstick” fallacy.

Featured | Quantum Mechanics

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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.

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Introduction to Partition Logic

This is an introductory treatment of partition logic which also shows the extension to logical information theory and the possible killer application to quantum mechanics.

Featured | Mathematics

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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.

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On Concrete Universals

This working paper, written for the philosophical logician, develops the category-theoretic treatment of concrete universals along with a new concept to abstractly model the functions of a brain.

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