Monthly Archives: December 2008

The von Neumann-Morgenstern Cooperative Theory of N-Person Games

From Encyclopædia Britannica: Von Neumann and Morgenstern were the first to construct a cooperative theory of n-person games. They assumed that various groups of players might join together to form coalitions, each of which has an associated value defined as … Continue reading

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The Fiduciary Responsibilities Of Shepherds

We recently read Ya’akov’s infuriated protestation of his honesty during his service to Lavan: ויחר ליעקב וירב בלבן ויען יעקב ויאמר ללבן … הייתי ביום אכלני חרב וקרח בלילה ותדד שנתי מעיני1 Is a shepherd actually Halachically obligated in this … Continue reading

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Certifying Erasures and Insertions

I was recently quite tickled to notice that the Constitution of the United States contains the following little-known passage: The Word, “the,” being interlined between the seventh and eighth Lines of the first Page, the Word “Thirty” being partly written … Continue reading

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