A Thomas Schelling Biography

Robert Dodge has written a biography of Thomas Schelling, which is available now. I just found out about it and ordered it, so I have not read it yet. I have read the delightful preface written by Richard Zeckhauser, a long-time colleague of Schelling at Harvard, which exactly captures my interactions with Schelling.

Schelling is a Nobel prize winner in economics for his early work in strategic thinking. I blogged about him in more detail after he won the Nobel Prize. He was one of my undergraduate professors and someone I have always admired.


Jun Okumura

Ah, but do you admire him enough to steal the book?

snubgodtoh

The discipline needs more thinkers akin to Schelling. Here's an npr blurb that is really indicative of his real world applicability. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4953047

I'm sorry to follow the lead of Okumura, but the discussion of the other day is quite the maelstrom. Can anyone explain the motive/incentives of the person who decides to convert--quite laboriously--a hard copy to .txt or pdf? Surely there is no pecuniary reward, is it a social statement, a labor of love, etc? Am I missing something?

Jun Okumura

Ah, but do you admire him enough to steal the book?

snubgodtoh

The discipline needs more thinkers akin to Schelling. Here's an npr blurb that is really indicative of his real world applicability. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4953047

I'm sorry to follow the lead of Okumura, but the discussion of the other day is quite the maelstrom. Can anyone explain the motive/incentives of the person who decides to convert--quite laboriously--a hard copy to .txt or pdf? Surely there is no pecuniary reward, is it a social statement, a labor of love, etc? Am I missing something?