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## Reply to Commentators on Labor Theory of Property

October 31, 2016 By admin

My paper on marginal productivity theory and the labor theory of property in the on-line journal Economic Thought drew commentaries for Jamie Morgan and Ted Burczak. After some back and forth on the journal’s discussion forum, this Reply to Commentators paper was published as an article in the journal.

## Labor theory of property and Marginal productivity theory

April 17, 2016 By admin

This is a reprint from the journal Economic Thought of a paper on the labor theory of property and the neoclassial theory of marginal productivity.

#### Featured | Development

## My Congressional Testimony on Iraq in 2003

November 6, 2016 By admin

This is my testimony to the Joint Economic Committee of Congress in 2003 making recommendations after the U.S. conquered Iraq and had to figure out what to do. Today, it can be read as a negative-blueprint since the U.S. seems to have done just the opposite on every count.

## Autonomy-Respecting Assistance

October 9, 2016 By admin

This paper, written upon request for the UNDP volume on Capacity for Development and in time for a big conference in Mexico on the topic, is a good brief summary of my then forthcoming book, Helping People Help Themselves –even if I was screwed out of a sizable honorarium by one of the editors, Malik.

#### Featured | Property Theory

## Reply to Commentators on Labor Theory of Property

October 31, 2016 By admin

My paper on marginal productivity theory and the labor theory of property in the on-line journal Economic Thought drew commentaries for Jamie Morgan and Ted Burczak. After some back and forth on the journal’s discussion forum, this Reply to Commentators paper was published as an article in the journal.

## Labor theory of property and Marginal productivity theory

April 17, 2016 By admin

This is a reprint from the journal Economic Thought of a paper on the labor theory of property and the neoclassial theory of marginal productivity.

#### Featured | Quantum Mechanics

## On Classical and Quantum Logical Entropy: The analysis of measurement

September 8, 2016 By admin

This paper shows how classical and quantum logical entropy arise out of the logic of partitions, and then it shows how there is a natural connection between the nxn distinctions and indistinctions of a partition and the nxn entries in a density matrix so that the classical and quantum logical entropy can directly register what happens to the density matrix in a projective measurement. The standard notion of von Neumann entropy does nothing of the kind–so the paper is also an indirect critique of von Neumann entropy as the most natural and ‘informative’ notion of entropy to use in quantum information theory.

## What can logic contribute to information theory?

September 8, 2016 By admin

Basically this paper shows how the notion of logical entropy arises out of the logic of partitions dual to ordinary logic of subsets (‘propositional’ logic) and then turns to showing how logical entropy compares favorably to the standard notion of Shannon entropy. Thus the last part of the paper is essentially a critique of Shannon entropy.

#### Featured | Mathematics

## On Classical and Quantum Logical Entropy: The analysis of measurement

September 8, 2016 By admin

This paper shows how classical and quantum logical entropy arise out of the logic of partitions, and then it shows how there is a natural connection between the nxn distinctions and indistinctions of a partition and the nxn entries in a density matrix so that the classical and quantum logical entropy can directly register what happens to the density matrix in a projective measurement. The standard notion of von Neumann entropy does nothing of the kind–so the paper is also an indirect critique of von Neumann entropy as the most natural and ‘informative’ notion of entropy to use in quantum information theory.

## What can logic contribute to information theory?

September 8, 2016 By admin

Basically this paper shows how the notion of logical entropy arises out of the logic of partitions dual to ordinary logic of subsets (‘propositional’ logic) and then turns to showing how logical entropy compares favorably to the standard notion of Shannon entropy. Thus the last part of the paper is essentially a critique of Shannon entropy.