Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What aspect of the history of nuclear weapons does Schelling describe?
2. What does Schelling say might be a demographic consequence of parents choosing their children's traits?
3. What does Schelling say is the goal of a binary choice model?
4. What assumption does Schelling make about people's feelings about nuclear weapons?
5. What does Schelling say would be the result of chromosomal selection that allowed parents to select for high-IQ children?
What does Schelling mean when he says that systems strive for equilibrium? Use an example of a system that naturally seeks equilibrium--and define that equilibrium--and describe a natural system that does not seek equilibrium. What do the exceptions show about the general tendency?
Choose an event out of a newspaper or magazine, describe the primary model at work in it, and describe the underlying assumptions as well as the externalities and extra factors that are evident in the event.
How has Schelling's economic modeling changed in an age of data mining and news aggregators and other digital techniques for gathering and sifting enormous amounts of information? Is it that more people have access to aggregate patterns? Or that new kinds of control are possible now?
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