Posted by: Tobias | January 24, 2009

Mathy reelection pitch

Im Herbst 1972 verkündete Präsident Nixon, die Beschleunigungsrate der Inflation nehme ab. Dies war das erste Mal, dass ein amtierender Präsident zugunsten seiner Wiederwahl eine dritte Ableitung ins Feld führte

In the fall of 1972, President Nixon announced that the rate of increase in inflation was decreasing. This was the first time that a sitting President used a third derivative to argue in favor of his reelection.

— Hugo Rossi, quoted in “Fermat’s last theorem”


  1. Any bad news can turned into good news as it seems.

  2. great. Who’s Hugo Rossi?

  3. According to teh Google, he’s a mathematician

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