Weekly Top 5 Papers – June 3, 2011

1. Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency
by Reuben Grinberg (Yale Law School)

2. The Future Has Thicker Tails than the Past: Model Error as Branching Counterfactuals
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb (NYU-Poly)

3. Persecution Perpetuated: The Medieval Origins of Anti-Semitic Violence in Nazi Germany
by Nico Voigtländer (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) – Anderson School of Management; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)) and Hans-Joachim Voth (Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Faculty of Economic and Business Sciences; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR))

4. What is Marriage?
by Sherif Girgis (Princeton University Department of Philosophy) and Robert George (Princeton University – Department of Politics) and Ryan T. Anderson (University of Notre Dame Department of Political Science)

5. Why Do Humans Reason? Arguments for an Argumentative Theory
by Hugo Mercier (University of Pennsylvania) and Dan Sperber

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