#### Featured | Democratic Firms

## Listen Libertarians! A Review of John Tomasi’s “Free Market Fairness”

September 18, 2017 By admin

John Tomasi’s 2012 book, Free Market Fairness, has been well received. On the dust jacket, Tyler Cowen proclaims it “one of the very best philosophical treatments of libertarian thought, ever” and Deirdre McCloskey calls it a “long and friendly conversation between Friedrich Hayek and John Rawls — a conversation which, astonishingly, reaches agreement.”

## Reframing the Labor Question

April 13, 2017 By admin

Subtitle: On Marginal Productivity Theory and the Labor Theory of Property

This paper reframes the labor question according to the normal juridical principle of imputation whose application to property appropriation is the modern treatment of the old natural rights or labor theory of property.

#### Featured | Development

## 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.

## Voucher Privatization with Investment Funds

January 5, 2017 By admin

This paper has been cited many times as the representative critique of voucher privatization with investment funds.

#### Featured | Property Theory

## Listen Libertarians! A Review of John Tomasi’s “Free Market Fairness”

September 18, 2017 By admin

John Tomasi’s 2012 book, Free Market Fairness, has been well received. On the dust jacket, Tyler Cowen proclaims it “one of the very best philosophical treatments of libertarian thought, ever” and Deirdre McCloskey calls it a “long and friendly conversation between Friedrich Hayek and John Rawls — a conversation which, astonishingly, reaches agreement.”

## Reframing the Labor Question

April 13, 2017 By admin

Subtitle: On Marginal Productivity Theory and the Labor Theory of Property

This paper reframes the labor question according to the normal juridical principle of imputation whose application to property appropriation is the modern treatment of the old natural rights or labor theory of property.

#### Featured | Quantum Mechanics

## New Foundations for Quantum Information Theory

July 15, 2017 By admin

Logical information theory is the quantitative version of the logic of partitions just as logical probability theory is the quantitative version of the dual Boolean logic of subsets. The resulting notion of information is about distinctions, differences, and distinguishability, and is formalized as the distinctions of a partition (a pair of points distinguished by the partition). This paper is an introduction to the quantum version of logical information theory.

## Quantum Logic of Direct-sum Decompositions

June 20, 2017 By admin

The usual quantum logic, beginning with Birkhoff and Von Neumann, was the logic of closed subspaces of a Hilbert space. This paper develops the more general logic of direct-sum decompositions of a vector space. This allows the treatment of measurement of any self-adjoint operators rather than just the projection operators associated with subspaces.

#### Featured | Mathematics

## Brain Functors: A mathematical model of intentional perception and action

October 21, 2017 By admin

Semiadjunctions (essentially a formulation of universal mapping properties using hets) can be recombined in a new way to define the notion of a brain functor that provides an abstract model of the intentionality of perception and action (as opposed to the passive reception of sense-data or the reflex generation of behavior).

## Logical Information Theory: New Foundations for Information Theory

September 17, 2017 By admin

There is a new theory of information based on logic. The definition of Shannon entropy as well as the notions on joint, conditional, and mutual entropy as defined by Shannon can all be derived by a uniform transformation from the corresponding formulas of logical information theory.