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From the contents:Understanding and Managing the Future Evolution of a Competitive Multi-Agent PopulationA Review of Empirical Studies and Methods of Income Distributions in SocietyComputer Simulation of Language Competition by PhysicistsSocial Opinion DynamicsHow a "Hit" is Born: The Emergence of Popularity from the Dynamics of Collective Choice