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Topic: [HM] Mathematics and social engineering
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Fred Shapiro

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Registered: 12/3/04
Re: [HM] Mathematics and social engineering
Posted: Apr 21, 2005 3:22 PM
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On Mon, 18 Apr 2005, John wrote:

> While looking for background on the application of the 80%-20% Pareto
> rule to nearly every to day to day human endeavor I was surprised to
> learn that Vilfredo Pareto had considerable works and influence in the
> Social and Political areas also.


Can anyone point me to where Pareto published a formulation of the 80-20
rule? Or was it something that someone else later extrapolated from
something Pareto suggested in a more limited or vaguer context?

Fred Shapiro


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