Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Economics and Terror

It is non premium content so this link should work to the great style of article which mixes science, economics and politics in interesting ways which is almost unique amongst popular magazines. In this other cut article Rules of engagement the mathematical differences and similarities between terrorist campaigns and more conventional wars is demonstrated.

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Dr. Clam said...

I liked both articles. The idea of a 'one off' emotional investment not to be bothered by the fear of terrorism seems appropriate, but suggests paradoxically that an increasing number of terrorist attacks could reduce the level of fear in a society. Once there have been enough for people to see a pattern and plan their responses appropriately, they will no longer be paralysed with mindless panic...
For the other article, it would be good to see some graphs for the power law analysis.