A Little Navel-Gazing
Just a brief trip five years down memory lane to revisit one of the better sentences written about me to date:
Potok’s sophomoric personal attacks against outgoing liaison Hollie Gilman may be gratuitous, but they do not detract substantively from his ideas or campaign.
I took this as a compliment, because I was only a freshman at the time! It pairs well with my recent letter to the same newspaper:
When I majored in economics at the University of Chicago, the coursework was taught with an eye towards the complexity of the outside world and an understanding that “models”—a word Golovashkina uses as an epithet—are the scientific way to best understand that complexity. A simple map does not imply a simple territory; I’d recommend Jorge Luis Borges’ “On Exactitude in Science” to anyone still confused about the usefulness of a life-sized map.
Finally, someone named Louis Potok was buying real estate in Chicago in 1922.