Category Archives: economics

Quora – Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world?

Will global warming, automation, wealth inequality, in the future lead to a dystopian Authoritarian populist Eco-fascism/eco-socialism and or even societal collapse or will it all instead lead to a sustainable post-growth, Post -capitalist world? [ 1/8/20 ] In so far … Continue reading

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Quora – Will we, as a society, ever recover from COVID? Or will our society fundamentally change?

Will we, as a society, ever recover from COVID? Or will our society fundamentally change? [ 30/7/20 ] Here’s hoping it both recovers and changes. There is far too much in today’s society that poses existential level risk. We need … Continue reading

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Quora – How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19?

How do we address the problem of hunger and poverty associated with the Covid-19? [ 30/7/20 ] Only one way that I can see that can work – fundamental reform of the monetary and political systems, and understanding the systemic … Continue reading

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What would it take for a society to accept that there is no scarcity? Is the change required technological or social? In other words, is human nature capable of accepting that scarcity does not exist? What would push them to that conclusion?

What would it take for a society to accept that there is no scarcity? Is the change required technological or social? In other words, is human nature capable of accepting that scarcity does not exist? What would push them to … Continue reading

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Old Evonomics post

Old Evonomics post – Reply to Dick Burkhart [ 6/7/20 ] That is true Dick only if one is conscious of the complexity and reality of the fact that all new levels of complexity demand a cooperative base, and that … Continue reading

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Capital Institute – 2020 Inflection Point

2020 Inflection Point [ 23/6/20 ] I’m a yes and a no to this John. The major theme I certainly agree with, but the reasons and systems behind it are deeply more complex than this points to, and some key … Continue reading

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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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