Immanuel Kant at 300 
Lars P Syll
by Lars Syll
2d ago
April 22, 2024, marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Immanuel Kant, one of the greatest philosophers in the history of philosophy.  Kant’s ideas of the Enlightenment are still relevant, despite the numerous criticisms that have been levelled against them. The Enlightenment was characterized by a spirit of exploration that led to new discoveries ..read more
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The importance of ‘causal spread’
Lars P Syll
by Lars Syll
3d ago
No doubt exists that an entirely different subject has taken over control when it comes to education in scientific methodology in almost the entire field, namely statistics … The value of the statistical regulatory system should of course not be questioned, but it should not be forgotten that other forms of reflection are also cultivated ..read more
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Cutting-edge macroeconomics …
Lars P Syll
by Lars Syll
6d ago
No sooner had I finished my comment on the irrelevancy of economics but I had confirmation — albeit unwittingly — in this morning’s Financial Times.  There on the editorial page was a short column by Soumaya Keynes talking about the rise of Hank. For those of you not on the cutting edge, “Hank” stands for ..read more
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The greatest of them all
Lars P Syll
by Lars Syll
6d ago
Brideshead Revisited — television’s greatest literary adaptation, bar none. Eleven episodes and actors like Jeremy Irons, Anthony Andrews, John Gielgud and Laurence Olivier. Absolutely fabulous ..read more
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California dreaming (personal)
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by Lars Syll
6d ago
Although it’s more than forty years now since I was a research student at the ​University of California, on a rainy day like this, I sure wish I was back in Redondo Beach, Ocean Park, Venice Beach, Berkeley Marina, Tilden Park, Telegraph Avenue, Yosemite, Joshua Tree ..read more
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Tourism — a critical perspective
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by Lars Syll
1w ago
It may be noted in passing that essentially the same process, in which participation in an activity changes its form, occurs in tourism … The fact that some tourists are not in search of something different does not remove the anomaly. For if the increased activity of tourists at large deprives only one of their ..read more
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Sadeness
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by Lars Syll
1w ago
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Spekulationsbubblor
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by Lars Syll
1w ago
Spekulationsbubblor får konsekvenser för hela samhället. Men hur skapas de? Priserna på finansmarknaden sätts efter en annan logik än varor i vår vardag, säger professor Lars Pålsson Syll. Man köper tillgångar, inte för att använda dem, utan för att sälja dem vidare. Tulpanmanin i Holland på 1600-talet är den först kända spekulationsbubblan. Då drabbades bara ..read more
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