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Libertários

O pessoal de Minas Gerais quer fornecer uma nova opção política ao Brasil. Vejamos se a população realmente quer. Afinal, reclamações sobre a “falta de oposição” abundam. A questão é: libertários, oriundos da mesma cultura política e povo brasileiros, conseguirão se diferenciar do que está aí?

A priori, bem-vindos, claro. Não poderiam surgir em momento mais oportuno.

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Desperate Housewives, economic version

Artigo divertido este. Veja o resumo:

This paper develops a model of marital dissolution based on communication difficulties.
The quality of a marriage depends on the proximity of an action to a target. The target
is unknown, and must be learned over time. Each individual receives private signals
about the target, and can communicate them only imperfectly to his or her spouse. Because
of imperfect communication, spouses may hold different beliefs about the optimal
action. The action actually chosen is a compromise of the spouses’ distinct beliefs. If a
couple’s beliefs diverge too widely, one or both of them may prefer to dissolve the marriage.
The paper explores how poor communication contributes to marital unhappiness,
as well as its implications for the dynamics of divorce risk, the welfare properties of divorce
decisions, and the role of counseling. When the distribution of decision-making
power in the household favors men, wives (but not husbands) can find themselves
trapped for prolonged periods in a marriage that leaves them as unhappy as it is possible
to be without seeking relief through divorce.

This paper develops a model of marital dissolution based on communication difficulties. The quality of a marriage depends on the proximity of an action to a target. The target is unknown, and must be learned over time. Each individual receives private signals about the target, and can communicate them only imperfectly to his or her spouse. Because of imperfect communication, spouses may hold different beliefs about the optimal action. The action actually chosen is a compromise of the spouses’ distinct beliefs. If a couple’s beliefs diverge too widely, one or both of them may prefer to dissolve the marriage. The paper explores how poor communication contributes to marital unhappiness, as well as its implications for the dynamics of divorce risk, the welfare properties of divorce decisions, and the role of counseling. When the distribution of decision-making power in the household favors men, wives (but not husbands) can find themselves trapped for prolonged periods in a marriage that leaves them as unhappy as it is possible to be without seeking relief through divorce.

Só mesmo em Economia. O autor é Peter Thompson.