Dollars and Jens
Tuesday, February 03, 2004
Human Action
Perhaps one of the more difficult tasks facing the writer of this article in the Guardian on predicting the behavior of large groups of people was trying to make it sound more novel than it actually is; the people with whom I surround myself at least wouldn't be surprised to hear that people influence each other's behavior in a way that can, to a varying degree, be modeled, free will at the individual level or not. That out of the way, the examples in the article do make me want to read the guy's book on the subject, if only in the hope of more specifics.

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