Book launches in Sydney and Canberra on May 1 and 2

Tomorrow, there is a book launch of ‘An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups, and Networks‘ at UNSW, hosted by Professor Chris Styles, Director of the Australian Graduate School of Business. It starts at 6pm and is in the JBR Theatre (AGSM building) of the Kensington Campus. Day after tomorrow, Andrew Leigh will host another book launch in Canberra at University House (the Common Room) starting at 6. Everyone is welcome to walk into the Sydney launch, rsvp’s are appreciated for the Canberra one.

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Richard Tsukamasa Green
Richard Tsukamasa Green(@richard-green)
8 years ago

The flyer for the Canberra launch says RSVP by 20th April (i.e 10 days ago). Is that binding?

Paul frijters
Paul frijters
8 years ago

no, not binding.

RT Green elsewhere
RT Green elsewhere
8 years ago

With luck, then, I shall attend. And probably find reasons to disagree, but I suspect you would expect nothing less.

observa
observa
8 years ago

Ah yes ‘An Economic Theory of Greed, Love, Groups and Networks’ not to mention Stockholm Syndrome eh?

Just a sample from one of our Sandstone seers-

Stapel was an academic star in the Netherlands and abroad, the author of several well-regarded studies on human attitudes and behavior. That spring, he published a widely publicized study in Science about an experiment done at the Utrecht train station showing that a trash-filled environment tended to bring out racist tendencies in individuals. And just days earlier, he received more media attention for a study indicating that eating meat made people selfish and less social.

Yes the usual suspects finding racism, misogyny and homophobia under every pile of trash or in every dunny.. err gender space.

The problem with academia is it’s a bit like music. The big genres have all been discovered and done to death so it gets harder and harder to come up with something original or worthy of listening to. Like music, scientific enquiry becomes an increasingly marginal pursuit and it’s not hard to see the temptation to simply make things up, albeit the name of the game is to build an empire around that or try to be a big wheel witin an existing group.

Our sandstones are now full of the Stapels and Lewandowskys in the pixie dust disciplines, not to mention how the same mentality has fostered the junk science of climatology, the new Lysenkoism of our age, slowly but surely being dragged kicking and screaming into the light. Our eternal gratitude to whistleblower FOIA here. Eisenhower wasn’t it. who warned us about it? Yes we need some thinkers in residence but how to get rid of the plethora of stinkers in residence, that is the question now.

Richard Tsukamasa Green
Richard Tsukamasa Green(@richard-green)
8 years ago

Paul – As discussed, this post.

Interestingly, in comments you say a 400 page book would be required. Your book is 396 (excluding references), so I hold high hopes.

observa
observa
8 years ago

And speaking of greed, luvvies and their groups and networks

No doubt you covered all that, not to mention the Wilson, Thompson, Gillard crowd in establishing that economic theory of yours Paul?