Category Archives: economics

Lex interviewing Robin Hanson

Robin Hanson: Alien Civilizations, UFOs, and the Future of Humanity | Lex Fridman Podcast #292 [ 14/June/22 ] I’ve had my share of arguments with Robin over the years, and I give him full respect for his knowledge of economics; … Continue reading

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Difficulties in transition to Solar energy

Comment to Ngaio’s post on Role of energy cost in inflation [ 8/June/22 ] The energy our civilisation uses mostly comes from fossil fuels and is equivalent to each of us having about 200 slaves working for us (but these … Continue reading

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Clearest path to global prosperity

What is the clearest path to global prosperity? [ 8/June/22 ] A universal understanding of some basic principles of life: 1 That all levels of evolved complexity emerge from and are sustained by cooperation. 2 That any level of competition … Continue reading

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Recent history of wealth

Lifeboat link to Vox – About 200 years ago, the world started getting rich. Why? [ 3/June/22 ] I have not read the book, only the linked Vox article. The little in there does seem to indicate that they accept … Continue reading

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Crypto – human nature

Dirk posted a Bloomberg article on Crypto which led to a discussion with Mark Hubey – which I gate crashed (as I often do). [ 25/May/22 ] Hobbes and Locke had deeply flawed simplistic models of our extremely complex nature … Continue reading

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Evonomics – inflations

Evonomics essay on Why Milton Friedman was wrong about inflation [ 25/April/22 ] Some interesting points, and some truth in it, but too much is ignored. While it is true that we all need to make simplifications of the world … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Rethinking foundations

The Making of “Rethinking the Theoretical Foundation of Economics” [ 5/April/22 ] All good, and essential in a sense, and it is necessarily deeply more complex than that. And we all have this necessary set of evolutionary systems within our … Continue reading

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Socialism/Capitalism – Hayek

Dirk posted a Hayek quote – If socialists understood economics they would not be socialists [ 22/March/22 ] I find both socialism and capitalism inadequate and overly simplistic. We have both social and individual natures, and the pattern is repeated … Continue reading

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What do Debt and GDP mean

[ 21/March/22 ] What is it actually measuring? If you look at computation, computation has been increasing exponentially for over 100 years. Real cost per computation is falling. Is that in any way reflected in the notions of “Debt” and … Continue reading

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Social reform

Is it possible to gather the wisdom of all mankind to design a better, more reasonable and more humane social system from the perspective of human nature to adapt to the modern society, country and all mankind? [ 18/Feb/22 ] … Continue reading

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