Some Random Thoughts, Largely Unrelated, Based on Previous Discussions and Readings

James Piat piat1 at
Tue Oct 15 17:38:05 EDT 2002

> Last week, the NYT had a story on self-esteem and criminal behavior.  It
> appears psychologists are finally getting good evidence for selfishness
> motivating bad behavior and self-esteem being pretty much useless as an
> analytic category.  Maybe this insight will eventually trickle down to the
> nation's financial regulators and lawmakers.  ("It's OK that the numbers
> didn't add up for the 3rd quarter - but do you FEEL good about them?")

Dear Wade,

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better and hope the upswing continues.
I've missed your lively commentaries.

So --  "good" evidence about "bad" behavior, eh?    That's what I love about
political science  -- first we gather the evidence  -- then we hang em.

Jim Piat

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