Tag Archives: Economics

Socialism/Capitalism – Hayek

Dirk posted a Hayek quote – If socialists understood economics they would not be socialists [ 22/March/22 ] I find both socialism and capitalism inadequate and overly simplistic. We have both social and individual natures, and the pattern is repeated … Continue reading

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What do Debt and GDP mean

[ 21/March/22 ] What is it actually measuring? If you look at computation, computation has been increasing exponentially for over 100 years. Real cost per computation is falling. Is that in any way reflected in the notions of “Debt” and … Continue reading

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Required reform

Ongoing comments to War on Sensemaking 3, the Infinite Game: Jamie Wheal [ 12/March/22 Petros Syrak@Ted Howard Thanks for sharing your thoughts.These are my two takeaways: We need to provide adequate living for all. We already have the technological capacity, … Continue reading

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Social reform

Is it possible to gather the wisdom of all mankind to design a better, more reasonable and more humane social system from the perspective of human nature to adapt to the modern society, country and all mankind? [ 18/Feb/22 ] … Continue reading

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Covid response, evolution and survival

Covid-19 responses – again [ 29/December/21 ] What premises are flawed – precisely??? For me it is simple in a very real sense. It comes back to values. It always does. What do we actually value? Why those and not … Continue reading

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Mike Joy Posted As we consider our futureby Katie Singer

[ 13/December/21 ] I have no doubt that the economic system as currently constituted is no longer fit for purpose – far too many levels of perverse incentives. I similarly have no remaining reasonable doubt that as a species we … Continue reading

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Production and Addiction

As we continue to make more products for consumption, isn’t each an attempt to begin a human addiction? [ 13/December/21 ] Not necessarily, and often. In so far as people make and sell goods that meet a genuine need of … Continue reading

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Fair distribution of resources

How do we decide for the common good? What is the fairest and most just method of distributing goods? [ 6/December/21 ] Why is the “common good” part of this question? What does that even mean? What we each need … Continue reading

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Future of society

Humanity wise, where is the world headed? Enlightenment or the end of humanity and society as we know it? [ 30/November/21 ] It is more complex than that. If one values life and liberty (in that order) then it requires … Continue reading

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Should we have rationing/austerity

Should we bring back war-time rationing to save the planet? [ 12/November/21 ] Absolutely not. The problem is not the ability of the planet to provide us with food. We could feed everyone from the land areas of California if … Continue reading

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