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Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution?

Would destroying sources of pollution (oil refinery plants, oil pumpjacks, etc) buy humanity more time to save the climate or would it produce more and/or worse pollution? [ 28/August/21 ] It would not buy more time, it would remove what … Continue reading

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What is slowing down human progress

What is slowing down human progress [ 23/August/21 ] Market incentives.

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What is the difference between the competing conceptions of globalization?

What is the difference between the competing conceptions of globalization? [ 21/August/21 ] There are a vast array of conceptions about globalization, and it is kind of useful to put them in three major categories, and there are some significant … Continue reading

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What is the most likely to cause humanity’s extinction?

What is the most likely to cause humanity’s extinction?Moved to this [ 6/August/21 ] Human beings working for very short term goals like: Biologists working for a wage, working on gain of function research; or Physicists working for a wage, … Continue reading

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on freedom and wealth

Facebook – Dirk Shared a paragraph from 1931 on freedom and wealth [ 4/August/21 “You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for … Continue reading

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Is Social Darwinism true

Is Social Darwinism true? [ 4/June/21 ] Pascal Morimacil answers many aspects of this very well. The many dimensions of the modern synthesis of evolution appear to be true in all environments that support some form of replicator with variation … Continue reading

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Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains?

Why are people in the world starving when most of the biggest economies in the World have stored food mountains? [ 25/May/21 ] Money. Using markets to measure value; then using that measure as a proxy for human value more … Continue reading

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Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life?

Why do we need an environmental balance? How does it affect human life? [ 14/May/21 ] What do you mean by “environment” and “balance”? In most instances balance is a dynamic process, of maintaining something within some set of constraints … Continue reading

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Is it possible that there will be less innovation in the next decades because of environmental concerns?

Is it possible that there will be less innovation in the next decades because of environmental concerns? [ 12/May/21 – Reply to comment by John Doner – “Despite comments to the contrary, renewable energy is much more expensive that fossil … Continue reading

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Is global food security achievable?

Is global food security achievable? [ 3/May/21 ] Yes, and it is a difficult problem when considered long term. Each of the other 5 answers at time of writing capture aspects of the issues. The economic system cannot deliver food … Continue reading

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