Saturday, September 30, 2000

Slate: Here's an article that talks about why WTO protestors are bogus. It was written by Paul Krugman, who has a lot of intelligent things to say about this subject, because he has the ability to count and is not afraid to use it. At some point there was a debate between Krugman and some political theory luminary (I think Will Saphire) on whether or not counting was important (it is). There is a large gulf between students of the humanities and students of the sciences which students of the humanities often do not appreciate, which centers around the importance of counting. Numbers reveal axiomatic truth. CP Snow wrote an essay on that as well, of course, which I will also try to dig up.


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