I got my hands on a beautiful reprint of Cournot’s Mathematical Principles of the Theory of Wealth. Research paper for my Modern Thought class to follow. You might wonder why I chose a book from 1838 for my Modern Thought paper, well, this particular book wasn’t widely read until the 1870s, and influenced the Marginalists, and I find that interesting. I’m a bit scared of the calculus, because math is not my friend, but I’m hoping this exposition will be beneficial to my studies.
I also plan on taking a tip from the The Captain and studying this summer at the Mises Institute this August. I’ve heard great things about it, and I think that it will be immensely helpful as I start preparing to write my thesis next January.
In other news, I’m pretty sure I failed my Micro exam last night, which leaves me rather embarassed for myself. I had done most of the reading required for the exam, but since the exam had been postponed, it’d been like 3 weeks since I’d read any of the cases. As a result, I know I confused the facts of the different anti-trust cases, and some others, I couldn’t remember the specific details whatsoever. I hope my bullshitting is still up-to-par, but I do not have a good feeling abuot this one.