Given the inevitability of fewness
in the number of competitors of
Unlike the Gini index, the Herfindahl index is sensitive not only to inequality of distribution, but also to fewness
. The Gini index would be zero both for a player who played 6 years for two teams and another player who played 2 years each for six different teams.
These include sexual harassment by male students and lecturers, gender stereotyping, maleness of the classroom environment, loneliness due to extreme fewness
of females in the classroom (Mlama, 1998).
at 13 ("Pure competition can scarcely be realized in a machine age."); DIRLAM & KAHN, supra note 44, at 33 ("Rarely does the cause of effective competition demand an attack on an industry because of the fewness
of the firms that make it up."); Edward Mason, Workable Competition Versus Workable Monopoly, in EDWARD MASON, ECONOMIC CONCENTRATION AND THE MONOPOLY PROBLEM 387 (1957) ("Some power there has to be, both because of the inescapable limitations of the process of atomization and because power is needed to do the job the American public expects of its industrial machine.").
It is simply inconceivable that Agnon, himself a product of a now obliterated Eastern European community, could have been oblivious to it while rhythmically punctuating Israel's "fewness
." (19) This sentiment is bolstered by the subtle incongruity between Agnon's incorporation of a love rooted in smallness and that love's original context.
of the natives is the hardest trial I have had to bear." He wondered about the wisdom of continuing in Mongolia, as, he noted, in a single day he could speak to as many Chinese as he was seeing each week in Mongolia.
For the memory always rejoices [says Hugh] in both brevity of length and fewness
in number, and therefore it is necessary, when the sequence of your reading tends toward length, that it first be divided into a few units, so that what the memory could not comprehend as a single expanse it can comprehend at least in a number.
Along the way we have stressed the surprising fewness
of research papers that empirically test hypotheses concerning financial innovation, although we have also offered some conjectures as to why that fewness
might not be so surprising after all.