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Originally Posted by bbaquiran View Post

The self-paced Competitive Strategy course on Coursera skims game theory, I think. Might be too basic for you, but my non-tech/math co-workers enjoyed it.

I was doing the Great Courses game theory lectures on audio in my car until I got to the point where it didn't make sense without the visuals. I'll have to try it in video soon.

I took the Advanced Competitive Strategy class (I assume you're talking about the one from Munich), and it was good. I have my MBA, so it was pretty easy but fun, and it had a slightly different twist than some of my classes.

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No, I was looking at the Game Theory course but chose to do Model Thinking instead - really interesting so far.  Also hoping they offer Game Theory again soon.  

Going to start one of the Udacity courses (self-paced) on How to Build a Startup.

I tried the Game Theory II class, and it was awful. Worst class I've taken online. The Model Thinking class is kinda fun though - I am also doing it right now.

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I chose the other way and regretted it by class three (and withdrew at about class 6).

Posted the above at quiz time as I sat there thinking "well this looks nothing like the course material" and hoped someone could bail me out!

Was very much a calculus thing rather than a behavioural approach. I have previously done The Great Courses game theory and really enjoyed it (for the exact opposite reason)

I agree. Game Theory II was exactly the same way. I didn't buy the book, and I had no idea what was going on. The calculus would have been no problem by itself for me, but I had no idea the why for anything.
post #32 of 36
I skimmed a bunch of humanities courses, some worse than others... Coursera's "Intro to the American Constitution" by Akhil Reed Amar, one of the foremost American constitutional scholars, is really enjoyable if you're into history
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shit this reminds me im 3 weeks into a course. 2 weeks behind. wooof
post #34 of 36
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I skimmed a bunch of humanities courses, some worse than others... Coursera's "Intro to the American Constitution" by Akhil Reed Amar, one of the foremost American constitutional scholars, is really enjoyable if you're into history

If you mean "America's Constitution: A Biography" that is a sorry piece of revisionist shit that I wouldn't wipe my ass with.
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No, the course was just called "Constitutional Law" and offered by Yale on Coursera. I looked up that book you mentioned though, and it seems to have pretty good reviews all around — but I guess that doesn't necessarily mean anything. What did he revise exactly?
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No, the course was just called "Constitutional Law" and offered by Yale on Coursera. I looked up that book you mentioned though, and it seems to have pretty good reviews all around — but I guess that doesn't necessarily mean anything. What did he revise exactly?

Yeah, that's the book written by Amar. Aside from almost completely ignoring sources such as the Articles of Confederation and the Federalist Papers he goes on to reach to other primary sources that were clearly NOT an influence on the drafters in order to come to his own conclusions about what the articles of the constitution, and especially the bill of rights, were actually intended for. Plus he adds all kinds of shit that was written AFTER the constitution to suggest that those had some influence on a document written much earlier (in some cases MUCH earlier). His view as the constitution as a "living document" he can mold to his own wishes is just bullshit. Fuck him and his stupid progressive agenda.

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For example, his analysis of the second amendment is embarrassingly stupid, and clearly a political ploy by someone with a small penis who is afraid of people with larger penises, hoping that the large penis men employed by the state will come to his protection should be afraid in an alley late at night.

Plus, his pathological desire to link every article and every amendment to "pro-slavery" team is likewise pathetic. Yes, the US was a slaveholding nation at inception. Thanks for pointing that out, you fuckface. That does not invalidate the only document in the history of the world that guaranteed as much civil rights and liberties to as many people as has ever been drafted, before or since. Fuck you.

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It'd be like some asshole writing a history of Obamacare 200 years from now and telling us all how it was evil because it was predicated on a pro-meat-eating culture. Fuck that noise. What shit.

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"after independence, the founders created a representative Congress with explicit authority to tax Americans up, down and sideways"

Nice justification of your progressive ideals, that's why the income tax required an amendment, you stupid fuckstick.
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"today, national health does indeed affect America's ultimate national strength and national defense posture. This broad view of national defense is precisely the one endorsed by President Washington in 1791."

This totally belongs in an alleged "history" of the Constitution, because getting involved in foreign wars we can't win in shitty hell holes on the other side of the planet is exactly what Washington encouraged us to do.. oh wait. NO HE FUCKING DIDN'T YOU STUPID ASSHOLE.
Edited by Harold falcon - 2/13/15 at 12:17pm
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