Describing real forces at work as "legal, economic, and institutional" is putting it politely. Bank redlining of property for loans is "institutional".
You didn't mention how many "generations" the model needs to produce discernible patterns. Would there really be that much time for families to move around? I think other factors and initial conditions are at work. The models are interesting, but perhaps they apply to other physical phenomena, such as chemical reactions. Reminds one of Conway's Life of course. Thanks for reporting these studies.
posted by John Miller
November 7, 2013
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