Category Archives: economics

Evonomics – Evidence for Tribalism in Economics

Evonomics – Evidence for Tribalism in Economics [ 31/5/20 ] While I agree with the several of the main themes, there are also some significant errors in the thesis as written. 1/ Your description of “Science” as “It’s a method … Continue reading

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Quora – Globalisation

Technological progress is a key driver of improvements in incomes and standards of living. What are the causes and current effects of technological globalization? About what should I write? [ 20/4/20 ] To understand globalization, you need to understand the … Continue reading

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Quora – work post AI

What meaningful work will humans be able to do once AI/robots become better than us at everything? [ 18/4/20 ] Whatever you responsibly choose. It is already the case that only one person on the planet is actually the best … Continue reading

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Foundations of Logic – Wealth

[ 15/4/20 Reply to Dirk’s comment to Mark’s post on Foundations of Logic – to George Monbiot’s quote “If wealth was the inevitable result of hard work and enterprise then every woman in Africa would be a millionaire”] Yes, and … Continue reading

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A day of celebration.

This day 26 years ago Ailsa and I got married. 22 years and 3 days ago the title for this house changed into our name (with a mortgage, which has been gone a couple of years). Today is a special … Continue reading

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London Futurists – The world after coronavirus – key dimensions for decisions

The world after coronavirus: key dimensions for decisions? [ 9/4/20 ] If you frame it as either/or(s) you see a set of possible patterns as points on a line. If you frame it as all things being necessary, in different … Continue reading

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On my Facebook link to the Portal 27 episode above

Hi Mark, These are two of the smartest guys I have come across, talking about the most complex and difficult issue of the greatest importance to everyone alive; in a way that should be available to most people if they … Continue reading

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Lives vs money

[Facebook – Pete Dawson’s post yesterday 21/3/20 ] Michael Holmes – Lives are more important than money. Money is only numbers. We need to keep essential production and distribution going, nothing else really matters. Everybody must have energy, water, food, … Continue reading

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Facebook critique of Mart Armstrong letter.

Martin Armstrong letter [ 20/3/20 ] This guy may be a good economist, but as a virologist or epidemiologist he is a complete idiot. If there is not isolation; If the pandemic explodes and overwhelms medical facilities; then the death … Continue reading

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Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free?

Quora – Would the world have no worries if everything was free? [ 19/2/20 ] Short answer no. Longer answer is more complex. Nothing is free of consequences. Everything we do has impacts over space and time. One of the … Continue reading

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