To my son, Cole, may you help make the world abetter place with your math, science, and technologytalent. To my mother, who taught me how to begraceful and loving. To my father, who passed hismath gene on to me and taught me that there are nolimits in life other than those you impose on yourself.To my adopted family, Lisa, Pei Yee, Patrick, Jenny,and Angel, thank you for your love and support.

To the heroes on the front line and those behind thescenes who are working toward eradicating slaveryfrom the face of the earth—may analytic insights helpin some small way to achieve this questin your lifetime.


To my wife, Ann; my two sons, Thomas and Michael;my late nephew Jeffrey Thomas Dinsmore; my father,Ralph Boone Dinsmore; and to my grandfather ...

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