And this work was quite substantial. I went to the quietest and least populated place that I could do some work on the PowerPoint that is a bit of a challenge in getting the other two members I am working with to keep in contact with. The PowerPoint will be about income and corporate tax rates where different rates and situations will be compared as to compare national policies, mathematical models like the Laffer Curve, and impacts and further solutions to be taken. These are the three general components which will supposedly be given to each person. I also caught up on a great deal of reading in my textbook written by Krugman and his wife, Robin Wells. A more mathematical book based on the various histories and cool quirks and ideas of statistics is written in a rather fun way to promote increased, broad readership is by Bernstein. The book is called Against The Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk and it also goes into depth about mystical and cultural qualities of destiny and fate as well as many societal and psychological applications. At first glance, it doesn't seem too apparent that it appear to be anything much like economics until late on in the book when elements from Baye's Theorem and Nash's game theory are to be cherished with much reverence and awe with a light deal of criticism and inquiry (in a theoretical sense for testing and proving theorems).
|Providence's Arts District. Nice and impressive for such a rather quiet city!|
On a less corny note, I later decided I needed something to eat so I headed over to the Ratty to get some food where the food is usually at its maximum in terms of quality. I sat with my friend from Florida and ate with her friends and later conversed with two RA's at Brown. We had a great discussion about many different matters and also how he doesn't worship or venerate Brown but acknowledges how it is possible to get a skill set at many different schools, including ones which aren't "prestigious." It was inspiring to talk and to feel confident as I acknowledge that there really isn't anything I can do now but to fully sell myself like I am selling my best friend to the best of my ability and to be genuine and honest. As to other components which are more statistical like GPA and standardized tests but he said the big picture is to develop and to understand yourself so that you can present yourself holistically with confidence and faith in how honest you are and what you can contribute or impact others and how passionate and caring you are as well. Cheers to a new week of adventure, appreciation, and a successful end to my class and everything else at Brown! I vow to never forget this and to remember and to invigorate what I have experienced. I can't see myself changing as a person but hopefully I'll be a bit reminiscent at the end. Or maybe the change has been so large it is like second-nature to me. Who knows but also what can we do to assess that minutely? I guess the epiphany or random realization will come later on.