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Let's be real for a moment.  Anyone spending their life modelling financial markets is, by definition, NOT the most brilliant.
You'd have to be an urban animal, and a very insulated one at that, not to see costs associated with population growth without resorting to convoluted and probably meaningless mathematical perambulations.
by Andhakari on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:26:36 PM EST
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Right, the most brilliant minds in mathematics, physics and computer science are in academia. The idea that the financial industry is employing the smartest people on the planet is a marketing line.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 06:07:57 AM EST
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