David J. Howden

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Attrition rates from substance abuse treatment are high. In an attempt to cut down on the attrition rate in our clinic we instituted an "Orientation Group" to cut down on the time patients spent waiting to enter treatment. An evaluation of the results of this intervention reveals that contrary to the impressions of the clinical staff, the attrition rate was(More)
Bush fires cause major damage each year in many areas of the world and the earlier that they can be detected the easier it is to minimize this damage. This paper describes a collective intelligence algorithm that performs localized rather than centralized control of a number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) that can survey complex areas for fires, devoting(More)
Mises created an artificial construct, the evenly rotating economy (ERE), from which to ascertain the source of entrepreneurial profit and loss. In particular, the ERE is characterized by two distinct elements. First is the elimination of the temporal element, second is the removal of changing market data. The second point necessarily arises from the first.(More)
In computer game software, the implementation of simulated urban crowds is widespread. Representation of pedestrians in computer games has, to date, lagged behind what has been shown possible in academic studies and simulation software. Primary reasons for this are the strict CPU budgets that game AI has to function under, and algorithm implementation which(More)
The relationship between banking deposits and loans remains a contentious topic. While the defense of a 100 percent reserve clause to eliminate fractional reserves has commonly been asserted on economic and ethical grounds, new legal arguments found in Jesús Huerta de Soto (2006) remain largely ignored. We address Michael S. Rozeff’s (2010) recent article(More)
This paper seeks to explore and to critically evaluate, from an economic standpoint, Joseph Schumpeter’s theory of the decline of capitalism, as put forward in his Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy. It begins by exploring and criticizing Schumpeter’s entrepreneurial theory, and then explains how this flawed theory led to Schumpeter’s conclusion vis-à-vis(More)