Someday your children will ask you which side you were on

The Ellsberg Paradox is an early and important anomaly involving risky decisions. It was an inspiration for what’s now known as behavioral economics. I taught it for years before I learned that the author was the same Daniel Ellsberg who leaked the Pentagon Papers to the NYT in 1971. It was from his dissertation, and has 4178 google cites. Ellsberg – now 79 – is a supporter of Bradley Manning, of Wikileaks. Manning’s statement at his secret military trial, with life in prison as the stakes, was secretly recorded and is illegally posted here. 3/13/2013.

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5 Responses to Someday your children will ask you which side you were on

  1. Anonymous says:

    Behavioral economics, risky business, questionable decisions and integrity. What do they have in common? Everything. It used to be known as “doing the right thing”, but we’ve mostly lost our compass. Long live the Ellsberg Paradox.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You are a force of nature, but nature has no mercy. Stop picking schoolyard fights and focus on the fight for the soul of the institution. It’s never been more in play. Protect her commitment to excellence, caring and justice. Get your ass down up to Salem.

  3. Old Man says:

    The fight for Bradley Manning IS the fight for university excellence.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Let us now praise famous men.