Monthly Archives: July 2010
Elinor Ostrom was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for “her analysis of economic governance, especially the commons“. In her paper “Self-Governance and Forest Resources” she identifies when organizations should be governed as common pool resources, and what the governance principles are. … Continue reading
“Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule” by Paul Graham. Thanks to Amye Scavarda for posting on her website. Related to: #70. Of the 365 days in a year, 100 are weekends.
In Ur, a person was responsible for his or her actions: “13. If a man is accused of sorcery he must undergo ordeal by water; if he is proven innocent, his accuser must pay 3 shekels. 14. If a man accused the wife … Continue reading
The Code of Ur-Nammu has a preface that tells how the people came to be united. It tells its core principles “of equity and truth…. equity in the land; he banished malediction, violence and strife” and sets measurements. It also … Continue reading
Source: “Code of Ur-Nammu” at Wikipedia Written: 2100 BC-2050 BC. Credited to king Ur-Nammu of Ur (2112-2095 BC). Maybe written by his son Shulgi. The Constitution …After An and Enlil had turned over the Kingship of Ur to Nanna, at that time did Ur-Nammu, son born … Continue reading