BCS RESEARCH

COGNITION AND CULTURAL THEORY
LEGAL LIMITS TO REGULATION
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Y2K, AND THE EMCSR


BCS conducts and publishes research in the technical areas basic to the services we render.  We are a fundamental contributor to works in mathematical anthropology and cultural analysis.  We have regularly provided innovative thinking on legal and strategic issues to the energy industry, widely adopted by others.  Our studies frequently are years if not decades ahead. 

COGNITION AND CULTURAL THEORY

Paul Ballonoff has been a principal contributor to creation of a mathematical theory for social anthropology and its relationships to population sciences since 1970. BCS continues work on the mathematical theory of culture. Principal Publications are available.

LEGAL LIMITS TO REGULATION

BCS conducts original historical-legal research on the origins of economic regulation in the United States.  To understand the surprizing relationship of the relationship of the commerce clause to the patent clause (and find out why the "patent clause" of the US constitution does not use the word "patent" at all) read:

 Limits to Regulation 
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CATO JOURNAL Vol. 20 No. 3 Winter 2001, pp. 401-423

For the fascinating story of political intrigue involving the election of a President by five Justices of the Supreme Court when electors were in dispute, and its relationship to the first case to sustain state regulation of a public utility, read our review of Roy Morris' 2003 book Fraud of the Century: Rutherford B. Hayes, Samuel Tilden and the Stolen Election of 1876
 The Election of 1876
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 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

BCS uses its combined practical experience and theoretical capabilities to understand the processes of legal and economic development. We have published papers on many aspects of this topic. Our principal research framework is summarized in the current version of the paper:

  Rule Bound Systems Analysis as a Tool for Economic Development 
PDF file size: 704 KB, Updated June 2004

Y2K, AND THE EMCSR

Since 1992 Paul Ballonoff has co-chaired sessions within the biennial European Meetings on Cybernetics and Systems Research, in Vienna Austria. From 1992 to 1998 he co-charied the sessions on country development. In April 2000 he co-chaired the session on effects of Y2K. In 2002 he co-chaired the session on cultural systems, and in 2004 the session on cognitive clarity. For our draft paper on Y2K for EMCSR 2000 read:

 Melting Snow: Run-off From the Heights of Systems Forecasts
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To find out more about the EMCSR meetings, visit EMCSR 2000