Category Archives: economics

Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people?

[The comment was – Is human extinction as imminent as this article claims or is the writer trying to scare people? – but I didn’t record where I wrote it, and can’t now (2 weeks later) find it again or … Continue reading

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Eric Asked I wonder how much it would cost to buy every single piece of land on Earth.

[ 10/April/21 Eric asked “I wonder how much it would cost to buy every single piece of land on Earth.”] If I take the question literally, it is impossible. There is no conceivable way to buy every piece of land … Continue reading

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Quora – Is it better to make our planet sustainable for future habitats or investing in search for a better planet?

Is it better to make our planet sustainable for future habitats or investing in search for a better planet? [ 8/April/21 ] Gonzalo Munevar is correct – we are not searching for another planet that is better than this one … Continue reading

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On Jobs AI and the future

Why have we not lost our jobs when the Apple trees can automatically produce apples? Why would we lose jobs when AI or robots work in the future? [ 1/April/21 ] Because previously, for an apple to be available to … Continue reading

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Technology and humanity

If technological growth allows no room for nature to recuperate, what are the effects to the human race? [ 12/Mar/21 ] Mohammad Gani {in his answer} displays clearly why economics and finance are now the single greatest threat to human … Continue reading

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The homeless problem

Can’t I use the scientific method to investigate a homeless problem? If yes, then how? [ 7/Mar/21 ] How deep do you want to go? If you study deeply the mathematics and logic of evolution in open and fundamentally uncertain … Continue reading

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Who should be held responsible for global poverty?

Who should be held responsible for global poverty? [ 26/Jan/21 ] Why would you think that anyone should be “held responsible”? Isn’t that a rather hubristic notion? Isn’t it much more likely that it is the ignorance of each and … Continue reading

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Lifeboat discussion on The Biggest Threats To Human Existence

[ 26/Jan/21 Facebook – Lifeboat Foundation] The list given of “The Biggest Threats To Human Existence” seems to me to be a very strange mix of categories. Nuclear war Bioengineered pandemic Artificial Intelligence Nanotechnology Extraterrestial Super volcanoes Food supply Weather … Continue reading

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Quora – why are all goods and services scarce

Why are all good and services scarce? [ 23/11/20 ] They are not. There is not a scarcity of oxygen. It is arguably the most important of all commodities, and it is present in abundance, and because of that abundance, … Continue reading

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Quora – Why is capitalism good for the environment?

Why is capitalism good for the environment? [ 29/10/20 ] Why would you think that it is? Isn’t the evidence sufficiently clear that capitalism, left to its own internal set of incentive structures, is self terminating. We are the most … Continue reading

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