Posts Tagged ‘Benoit Mandelbrot’

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    How Many People Are Hungry?

    Jun 7, 11 • 434 Views • No Comments

    The UN says that the problem is 1 billion hungry people. Columbia University scholar Jeffrey Sachs explains that the solution is foreign aid that attacks the “poverty trap.” Then, markets can develop and people can become more productive. By......  [read more]

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    Bikes-For-Hire and the British Coastline

    Mar 8, 11 • 444 Views • No Comments

    London’s new bikes-for-hire program is about more than bikes. Launched this summer, the program had to solve a mismatch between supply and demand. In certain places there were too few bikes for the number of people who wanted them. In other spots, the......  [read more]

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    Macroeconomics and Mandelbrot

    Oct 18, 10 • 567 Views • No Comments

    How are macroeconomics and the British coastline similar? Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot could tell us. Dr. Mandelbrot was the father of fractal geometry and the idea that the closer you look, the more you see. From a distance, the British coastline will......  [read more]

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    Double Dipping

    Aug 28, 10 • 494 Views • No Comments

    For a smile, you might want to watch Merle Hazard’s “Double Dippin'” song. As the Guardian points out, also look for the fun trivia such as a small background picture of mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot. No one was smiling, though in response......  [read more]