Author Archives: Ted Howard NZ

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money

Overview – Vote for Ted Howard – Kaikoura Electorate

If you look hare at the many things I have written, you will find some consistent themes. My prime values have not changed: 1/ Individual life – mine and everyone else’s. 2/ Individual liberty – and that has to come … Continue reading

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Lifeboat Foundation facebook page – What do you want out of life?

[ 31/8/20 On Lifeboat Foundation facebook page – What do you want out of life?] Security (including indefinite life & health extension), liberty (which includes responsibility for the biophysical and social systems that make life and liberty possible), and reasonable … Continue reading

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Daniel S posted a link on his facebook about freedom of speech

Daniel S posted a link on his facebook page to Double down news – the future of journalism [ 31/8/20 ] This is a really important, and an extremely complex issue. If one has as one’s highest values individual life … Continue reading

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A comment about a Dan Hermansen interview on sovereignty.

Ngaio’s facebook link to this audio of Dan Hermansen interview. [ 28/8/20 ] A small opening into the much deeper discussion of the nature of the necessary boundaries and responsibilities between individual freedom and collective survival, with all the layers … Continue reading

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Quora – It is said that we make 90 percent decisions every day unconsciously, but how can we be conscious when making decisions?

Quora – It is said that we make 90 percent decisions every day unconsciously, but how can we be conscious when making decisions? [ 27/8/20 ] It seems very probable that it can only ever be a matter of degree. … Continue reading

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Quora – The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why?

The fundamental economic problem is scarcity. Why? [ 24/8/20 ] What definition are you using of economic? Is it one that focuses on the management of the “household” of planet earth, or one that concentrates purely on market values. Scarcity … Continue reading

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A Facebook post by Ngaio on Marchers protesting lockdown in Auckland

[ 24/8/20 Facebook post by Ngaio on Marchers protesting lockdown in Auckland] I have no issue with people holding and expressing alternative views. I do have an issue with people doing things that put other people’s lives at risk. Risk … Continue reading

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Quora – Is extreme human life extension possible?

Is extreme human life extension possible? [ 20/8/20 ] Clearly yes – and it is a very difficult set of problems. Why clearly yes? Because it seems beyond reasonable doubt that all cells alive today came from a single cell … Continue reading

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Quora – Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else?

Can everyone agree, it is the super rich versus everyone else? [ 18/8/20 ] No. It is cooperate or perish. We either wake up to the mathematical and logical reality that all new levels of complexity require new levels of … Continue reading

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Dave Snowden’s Article – It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be

It never troubles the wolf how many the sheep may be [ 17/8/20 In response to Dave’s post above] Predator prey relationships are not the only sort of relationship possible. Complexity demands cooperation. A predator that eats all its prey … Continue reading

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