sabato 24 giugno 2017

terza parete

Ascoltavo un dibattito televisivo che lodava la rivoluzionarietà di "house of cards" per aver sfondato la terza parete. Mah. In pittura la terza parete è stata sfondata nel 1500 (e intorno agli anni '50 sono state sfondate anche le altre tre), nel teatro almeno all'inizio del 900
Che poi le serie  televisive sono sede di sperimentazioni interessantissime.

mercoledì 10 maggio 2017

von Hayek, Pareto, Keynes

Che poi von Hayek ha rubato le idee di peso a Pareto (come Keynes a Marx): L'idea fondamentale di von Hayek. che il mercato è una specie di computer che calcola il valore delle cose, è un'idea di Pareto (che tra l'altro ne dà la formulaazione matematica). Bisot che probabilmente non ci riprenderemo più dalla crisi del 2008, oggi questo calcolo tentiamo di farlo fare direttamente ci computer con i sistemi di intelligenza artificiale (e i dati già disponibili su facebook ecc, vedi la copertina dell'Economist ultima). E l'interpretazione algoritmica di Pareto, questa s', è hayekiana. Però mi sa che, come Keynes non ha mai funzionato veramente, mi sa che anche l'algorimtocrazia non funzionerà.

mercoledì 26 aprile 2017

Alitalia e Montepaschi

Senza entrare nel merito della questione Alitalia - che viene da decenni di gestione che definire pessima è eufemistico - mi lasciavano però perplesse le dichiarazioni delle forze politiche e dei giornali che gridano al danno per i contribuenti rappresentato da un eventuale salvataggio dell'azienda - a fronte del fiume di denaro versato per salvare le banche e in particolare Montepaschi. Certo, il fallimento di una banca ha ricadute molto più drammatiche del fallimento di un'azienda, ma le perplessità rimangono.

giovedì 13 aprile 2017

Hayek, Keynes and Friedman

It is commonly believed that the main opponent of von Hayek was Keynes,. Of course Hayek was a liberist. but his main monetary policy, in particular the Federal Reserve, whose program was the foundation not of Keynesian politics but of monetarist politics, such as those of Milton Friedman. Of Course Thatcher said that she took inspiration from Hayek liberism, but this was only a rhetorhical boast, since. for instance, Hayek ideas would have prevented the Paulison project of the right wing Buhs Jr just after tje 2008 crise-

domenica 9 aprile 2017

Crisis war, China USA

Are we out of the crise or the rubbish titlesa re still all among us? I dont known (They certainly wikll not tell us), but I suspect that in weither case this is a big trouble for USA. In the first case the crise was essentially paid by China, and this meand the end of the economic supremacy of America, in the second case we are still with a longering crise and this means thath we simply postponed the effects of the crisis. All this summed up, together with the aggressive attidude of Trump, seem to point to an imminent war, maybe with China, maybe on a smaller scale. War endend the crise of '29 and amybe somebody thinks the same can happen today, but the problem is that America and Great Britain are hugely indebted, and wars cost.

venerdì 31 marzo 2017

Trobriandese Myth and fugue of the brains

Malinowski refers that Trbriandrese believe in the Myth of Mokatuboda, an ancient her who could make a canoe fly and wass killed by his envious kinsmen. The similarity is striking with the exile imposed to the smartest younger italian by their compatriots.

martedì 21 marzo 2017

World's economics on the rise

The new number of "The Economist" titles "the surprising rise of world's economy". Surprise surprise! The mad economical policy of low dollar and high euro has been reverdes by the Fed Reserve a few months before Trump's victory,leading to some reequilibrium of capital and market fluxes Evantually the American deficit will increase strongly stopping the rise of the global economy, but for the moment being an insane President prompted a sane policy.

sabato 4 febbraio 2017

Geniuses are stealers

Picasso said that good artist copy but geniuses steal. The reason is that cubism was not invented by him, but by African artistis. The "demoiselles d'Avignon" pays hommage to Africa in the ugly mask on the right (in fact it is unvolountarily a short hisotry of African art, from the striking realism of Ife and Nok cultures to the almost abstract art of Yoruba)




But Picasso was too modest (as often geniuses are): 1) first of all, everybody thought that African masks and statues were little more than the horrid attempts of half-monkeys (realistc figures were still unknown); only a genius like Picasso could understand the sophistication and conciousness of African art 2) Picasso at least did a work of translation of African art into Western canons. In particular, African artist make no preparatory drawings, whereas "les demoiselles d'Avignon" was carefully prepared and is obviously the product of a sublime master of drawing

giovedì 26 gennaio 2017

Rieman hypothesis

The Riemann hypotehsis is probably the most important unsolved problem in mathematics.A prize of 1 million dollars is available. but nobody wither succeded in proving its correctenss or falseness. And if it were a postulate of number theory, not differently from the fifth postualte of Euclid, which was impossible to prove or disprove for centuries and eventually appeared to discriminate between Euclidean and non-Euclidean geometries?