The Spectre of Math

October 29, 2008


Filed under: Economics,Mathematics,Politics — jlebl @ 10:03 pm

Question: Why are we all socialists?

Answer: Let’s consider Co to be communism and Ca to be capitalism. Anywhere between is really socialism. I.e. The model of any country is tCo + (1-t) Ca for t \in [0,1]. Now socialism then corresponds to t \in (0,1). Since no country in the world is either really communist nor really capitalist, the whole world is full of socialists. In particular, both Obama and McCain are socialists, though I guess t_{obama} < t_{mccain}.


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