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THE ECONOMIC APPROACH TO HUMAN BEHAVIOR
You know, it’s so much a part of my cognition that I forget to mention it. But this book framed my thinking about social science more so than any other. I think in the Becker model. Ostrom just helps with extending the Becker model into commons.
The “minds” that I imitate (make use of constantly) are Becker, Hayek, Hoppe, Popper, Turing-Chomsky, (the outlier is Hoppe (property) which is what the rest are missing), with Jeff Hawkins’s work on intelligence ( already having come true), and Baron Cohen’s so obvious, it’s coming true daily in the research. The Nietzsche I rely on is Birth of Tragedy. Someone will skewer me for this but his fundamental insight was produce there, and all else is application of it. Step back to the beginning again, and grasp that I studied history, art history, and military history first before any of this, and the sequence of aggregate behavior down to neurological processing is a completely coherent and consistent series of ideas.