Kansas City Noir (Akashic Noir) by Steve Paul

By Steve Paul

"Kansas urban, recognized for its jazz, its fish fry, and its shady heritage, presents the venue for this sturdy addition to Akashic's acclaimed noir anthology series."
—Publishers Weekly

"Hard-used heroes and heroines appear to reside a life-time within the stories...Each one turns out nearly novelistic in scope. part novels-in-waiting, part journalistic anecdotes which are both prone to entice Kansas urban boosters and strangers."
—Kirkus Reviews

Brand-new tales from: J. Malcolm Garcia, Grace Suh, Daniel Woodrell, Kevin Prufer, Matthew Eck, Philip Stephens, Catherine Browder, John Lutz, Nancy Pickard, Linda Rodriguez, Andrés Rodríguez, Mitch Brian, Nadia Pflaum, and Phong Nguyen.

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Because this regulatory policy alternative substitutes seemingly arbitrary legislative controls for the seemingly efficient principle of freedom of contract, at least in the eyes of an intelligent or professionally educated bureaucrat, effective democratic legislation obviously requires honest and humble, "civilly reverent", regulatory bureaucrats, individuals who are willing to let the intentions of a democratically elected legislature of investor-influenced politicians dominate their private or profession-serving views on what is more efficient or more fair.

Another possible, highly Pareto superior, Cournot solution has each potential supplier providing his or her input and earning a significantly positive profit. Since we are discussing a market economy, not just some abstract quantity game, the payoffs in the above Cournot production game must be consistent with those generated from prices formed in a separate game of exchange. For example, if there were many independent buyers of all outputs, the payoffs would have to be consistent with Bertrand-Marshall, market-run, price-taking behavior on the part of such buyers.

The proof is quite simple. , a point with the property that UJx") < Ui(x') for all i. Since the first decisionmaker's particular choice uniquely determines the outcome, and UI(x') > UI(x"), this decisionmaker would only choose x; over x; if U I(X;,X2(x;), ... ) ~ UI(x'), in which case the choice of x; would imply an outcome unequal to x". But since a choice of any xl;f. x; also implies an outcome unequal to x", ~ choice by 1 would then preclude an outcome equal to x. So, regardless of the first decisionmaker's rational choice between x; and XI' x" cannot be in the solution set.

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