SERVING THE QUANTITATIVE FINANCE COMMUNITY

  • 1
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 21
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 8488
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 9:08 pm

You never know with Russians...
 
User avatar
bearish
Posts: 5155
Joined: February 3rd, 2011, 2:19 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 9:24 pm

In the year 2000 CE, the US presidential election coincided with the anniversary of the October revolution. Not having focused much on either, I had blithely arranged a team-building event at a bowling alley that night. That may be the only time that I have ever been repeatedly called a "capitalist pig", and it also was the reference implementation of the message that you don't try to drink a Russian under the table. In case anybody is curious, Campari does not dilute the alcohol in vodka all that much. Although it makes for a pleasant color and a, let's say, different, taste.
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 8488
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 9:29 pm

Helgefylla?
 
User avatar
trackstar
Posts: 26819
Joined: August 28th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 9:35 pm

I am trying to get serious work done today, but this really made me laugh. :D

Did you know that towards the end of Paul's FAQs in Quantitative Finance book, he has a section for 

"The Most Popular Search Words and Phrases on Wilmott.com" ?

I think this h- word, though introduced late in the game, will be the 2019 Word of the Year.  Hehe.

Free love for all!

Now back to your regular political programming. : )
Last edited by trackstar on November 17th, 2019, 11:03 pm, edited 1 time in total.
 
User avatar
Paul
Topic Author
Posts: 9714
Joined: July 20th, 2001, 3:28 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 10:06 pm

New poll out with increase for Con and falls for Lab and LD.

Prob. Con majority now 75.8%

Majority of 43.
 
User avatar
bearish
Posts: 5155
Joined: February 3rd, 2011, 2:19 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 10:36 pm

To Kata - no, it was a Tuesday.
 
User avatar
bearish
Posts: 5155
Joined: February 3rd, 2011, 2:19 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 10:46 pm

As for free love (which, given the alternative, seems pretty reasonable), our elder daughter spent a good chunk of her undergraduate career at Reed College. Motto (from the 1920's): "Communism, Atheism, Free Love". An excellent school, which, on an intellectual level, is probably more similar to the University of Chicago than to just about any other US college. 
 
User avatar
trackstar
Posts: 26819
Joined: August 28th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 16th, 2019, 10:51 pm

Popular impression, as you know, is oversimplified. It has many variations and interpretations.  

Indeed Reed is strong on the counterculture, even today, I would expect.
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 8488
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 12:43 am

TBH, I feel like I'm counterculture these days with my ideal of love embedded at home. Golden Pussy Riot? :-)
Back to our большевики!
 
User avatar
trackstar
Posts: 26819
Joined: August 28th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 1:21 am

Reading:

Particularly on being and appearance.
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 8488
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 2:07 am

What school is Badiou? I've always ignored him as a Zizek-type philosophiser. Is the book any good? The title sounds puzzling.
 
User avatar
trackstar
Posts: 26819
Joined: August 28th, 2008, 1:53 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 8:09 am

What school is Badiou? I've always ignored him as a Zizek-type philosophiser. Is the book any good? The title sounds puzzling.
Continental, post-Marxist, with strong grounding in math, logic, and Platonism. Or post-Platonism if you like.

He’s part of the Generation that was influenced by May ‘68 events in France, but he has declined to be lumped in with the postmodernists in general.

Even so, other reference points would be Lacan and Deleuze, also Sartre and Hegel, and Cantor.

He has influenced Zizek.

Some people might throw all of this out and point to the Sokal hoax, but Badiou has read so much across so many fields - the lines of thought are really engaging though difficult. Not Pomo BS in my opinion (even though I enjoyed Derrida years ago too - so I’m biased for, not against...).

I think it’s worth a try and maybe 2-3 tries. ; )

Shorter works include Polemics and Metapolitics. But Being and Event and Logics of Worlds (B&E II) are where the framework is laid out in intricate detail. Also Theory of the Subject.

There are lots of other choices and starting points too. Bon appetit!
 
User avatar
Cuchulainn
Posts: 60457
Joined: July 16th, 2004, 7:38 am
Location: Amsterdam
Contact:

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 10:53 am

As for free love (which, given the alternative, seems pretty reasonable), our elder daughter spent a good chunk of her undergraduate career at Reed College. Motto (from the 1920's): "Communism, Atheism, Free Love". An excellent school, which, on an intellectual level, is probably more similar to the University of Chicago than to just about any other US college. 
The Roaring Twenties!
Sounds unpatriotic.
http://www.datasimfinancial.com
http://www.datasim.nl

Approach your problem from the right end and begin with the answers. Then one day, perhaps you will find the final question..
R. van Gulik
 
User avatar
bearish
Posts: 5155
Joined: February 3rd, 2011, 2:19 pm

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm

Speaking of which, we have another decade coming. Finally one that has a proper name! Noughties and teenies just don't cut it...
 
User avatar
katastrofa
Posts: 8488
Joined: August 16th, 2007, 5:36 am
Location: Alpha Centauri

Re: General Election 2019

November 17th, 2019, 6:02 pm

Trackstar, thanks for the introduction to Badiou!
I cringe at calling popstars like Zizek philosophers, and Badiou is often mentioned next to him by Twitter intellectualists - hence my reservations.
The set theory Cantor? What has he done to philosophers?? ;-)
ABOUT WILMOTT

PW by JB

Wilmott.com has been "Serving the Quantitative Finance Community" since 2001. Continued...


Twitter LinkedIn Instagram

JOBS BOARD

JOBS BOARD

Looking for a quant job, risk, algo trading,...? Browse jobs here...


GZIP: On