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Hey hey for the Econ Journal Watch reference! Always a good place to see some shoddy work get ripped up.

Thanks as always for writing these up, Karl!

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Apr 16, 2023Liked by Christopher Brunet

Timmons looks like Governor John Ratcliffe from Disney's Pocahontas

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Why did so many academics push the line that epidemics grow exponentially contrary to the prior art from 1927?

Exponential growth breaks realizability on its way to infinity, is entirely predictable and once on you cannot get off unless there is some contrived event in the generating equation. Epidemics grow between zero and exponentially according to the logit-normal distribution with expected value equal to the growth term in the standard SIR model.

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deletedApr 15, 2023Liked by Christopher Brunet
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Apr 15, 2023Liked by Christopher Brunet

"I notice that our professors, trying to show off to their students, rant and rail against the state and against law and order, while expecting that same state to punctually pay their salaries, pensions, and family allowances, so that they value at least this kind of law and order. Make a fist with the left hand and open the right hand receptively – that is how one gets through life." Ernst Junger

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