Category Archives: economics

Character of Technology – nature of risk

The Character of Our Technology “We can’t influence the direction of technology, but we can influence its character,” says Kevin Kelly Excellent piece John, but from my perspective it does not explicitly address the three major areas of concern: 1/ … Continue reading

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Evonomics – The invisible hook

The Invisible Hook: How Pirate Society Proves Economic Self-Interest Wrong My Xmas morning thoughts for 2017 Very good David. Agree with most of what you wrote. The only variation of perspective I would add, is that every level of unit … Continue reading

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Evonomics – von Hayek

How Hayek’s Evolutionary Theory Disproves His Politics While I agree that Hayek had some profound insights, and that the information aspect is important, and the complex adaptive systems aspects are important, and that Fred raises two good points, I still … Continue reading

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NZ PM – Capitalism a failure

New NZ PM calls capitalism a Blatant Failure I have some agreement and some concern. I see a failure in some aspects of capitalism. Capitalism fails when faced with the sort of universal abundance that is possible from fully automated … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Tim O’Reilly – Rewrite the rules of Economy

Tim O’Reilly: It’s Time to Rewrite the Rules of Our Economy The economic game is enormously fun for far too few players, and an increasingly miserable experience for many others. Tim has correctly identified that the key issue is “Asking … Continue reading

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Behavioural Economics continued – Values

further comment on Why Behavioral Economics Is Really Marketing Science reply to spaghettimonster Using the term “fight” doesn’t work for me. One cannot both hold individual life and individual liberty as values, and condemn individuals for holding values different. One … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Fairness

Evonomics – People Don’t Actually Want Equality. They Want Fairness. The invisible hand of egalitarianism. Good article Paul – as far as it goes. Agree with most of what Mark writes, but while much of what Dick writes is accurate, … Continue reading

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