Apr 22, 2011

Interesting links . . . Arrow's theorem, Malcolm X, and the Stones

The making and remaking of Marcolm X

Haley’s ambition was to write a bestseller; in Malcolm, he recognized not a great man, necessarily, but a great story, even a dangerous one.
Between 1965 and 1977, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X” sold six million copies worldwide, and the book continues to sell briskly, both to general readers and to students for whom it is required reading.
Ranks of the Rich Growing in China

The greatest concentration of millionaires and multimillionaires are in Beijing; Shanghai; the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangsu, which are adjacent to Shanghai; and the southern province of Guangdong. More than 30,000 high-net-worth individuals live in each of these areas.  
But central and western areas of China have the speediest growth rates. In provinces like Sichuan, Hunan and Hubei, and the Bohai Bay basin (including Tianjin and Liaoning) the number of rich soared by a rate of 31 to 40 percent a year from 2008 to 2010, according to the Bain study, which was conducted in collaboration with China Merchants Bank.
Arrow's theorem

The weak form of Arrow's Theorem is that any result can be published no more than five times. The strong form is that every result will be published five times.
High on the Stones [ a new book about the Rolling Stones].

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