Monthly Archives: November 2015

Improving Decision Trees Using Tsallis Entropy

‘The construction of efficient and effective decision trees remains a key topic in machine learning because of their simplicity and flexibility. A lot of heuristic algorithms have been proposed to construct near-optimal decision trees. Most of them, however, are greedy … Continue reading

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The Department of Agriculture Is a Welfare Scam by Dan Mitchell

‘I may have to change my mind. When asked a few years ago to pick which department in Washington most deserved to be eliminated, I chose the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And HUD unquestionably is a cesspool of … Continue reading

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The Phony War on ISIS by Justin Raimondo

Raimondo wrote a good article about how the main players in Syria all have multiple and conflicting goals. The entire article is worth reading so I will only provide the money quote: ‘The West’s war on ISIS is completely phony. … Continue reading

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Political Economy Quote of the Week for 20151130

“The middle and industrious classes of England can have no interest apart from the preservation of peace. The honours, the fame, the emoluments of war belong not to them; the battle-plain is the harvest-field of the aristocracy, watered by the … Continue reading

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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 541 – Just How Much Has Government Screwed Up Health Care? An ER Doctor Explains — and Tells Us How to Fix It

In this episode of The Tom Woods Show, Woods talks with Doug McGuff about The Primal Prescription: Surviving the ‘Sick Care’ Sinkhole, a book about health and health care he wrote with Bob Murphy. As always, additional information can be … Continue reading

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Free to Exchange: Civil War and The Great Depression

‘How did the Civil War expand the government’s power? What helped get us out of The Great Depression? We ask these questions and more on this episode of Free to Exchange. Featuring Jeffery Hummel, Ph.D. and Robert Higgs, Ph.D.‘

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The Tom Woods Show: Episode 540 – Left Attacks Rand Paul on His Fed Comments; We Respond

In this episode of The Tom Woods Show, Woods talks with David Howden about a column, written by an ignorant journalist, praising the fed. Howden is one of the bright stars of contemporary Austrian school economists and always provides good … Continue reading

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