New entry from the Dictionary of Functional Analysis

A Fournier transformation: the representation of propaganda function as a news function.

Fournier transformation, n. phr. The representation of a propaganda function as a news function. Cf. Fourier transformation

NB: Only the latter operation is isomorphic. While “Fourier analysis” defines a field of mathematics, the phrase “Fournier analysis” is oxymoronic.

It is conjectured, but not proven, that:

[Fournier is the chief of the AP Washington Bureau] =>[The AP is not a news organization].

That theorem would yield an empirically testable claim as a corollary:

[The AP is a news organization] => [The AP will fire Fournier].

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: