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Superhero Math Adds Up Pop Culture Heroes and Villains
Is there a unifying mathematical theory to describe heroes and villains, a calculus of criminals and crime fighters that can be reduced to a handful of simple equations? What operations determine whether Harrison Ford is a globetrotting archeologist or an unwitting replicant...
Fighting Batman with Macroeconomics
A mysterious economist known only as ShadowBanker (really!) has used his mathematical skills to analyze supervillain decision-making in Batman comics. In his first post, titled "Batman Villains and Cooperation: A Utility Analysis," he describes why the supervillain teamups in Jeph Loeb's B…