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  • Since then, class voting in Venezuela has been non-monotonic, with the very wealthiest Venezuelans disproportionately voting against Chavez.

    Class and Voting: Chavismo and Bushismo

  • Under unified government, we find that the endogeneity of the status quo leads to a non-monotonic effect of the size of the legislative majority on gridlock; surprisingly, under unified government, gridlock is higher when the party in control of the legislature has a supermajority than when it has a bare majority.

    "Model" Citizens

  • I clarify the concept of class voting by distinguishing between monotonic and non-monotonic associations between class and vote choice.

    Class and Voting: Chavismo and Bushismo

  • So I'm still left puzzled as to why, when yet again (and again and yet again) the relationship between CO2 and temperature is shown to be non-monotonic and non-linear (as it cannot otherwise be in a very heterogeneous medium such as the surface and atmosphere of the Earth), that the discussion is almost entirely in terms of the 'forcings'.

    The Simplest Explanation

  • Reasoning about statistics is horribly non-monotonic more true information selected carefully leads to the wrong conclusions.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Anchoring Effects and the Law:

  • “Conditional implications and non-monotonic consequence”, in

    Logic and Artificial Intelligence

  • “Circumscription: A form of non-monotonic reasoning”,

    Logic and Artificial Intelligence

  • It suggests that defeasible (non-monotonic) logic, probability theory and other non-classical formal frameworks may be well suited to this task.

    Informal Logic

  • In general, for given sample, correlation is a non-monotonic function of running-mean window length.

    New Holland and Webster Paper « Climate Audit

  • Even though this may not drive the entire annual record into a non-monotonic response, it still distorts the temperature/ring width response in a way that cannot be removed by subsequent analysis.

    Bristlecones, Foxtails and Temperature « Climate Audit

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