Tag Archives: Economics

Talk to Zero Carbon Select Committee

16 Aug 2019 – 14:40 – just got home from a trip to Christchurch and back – to talk to the select committee considering the Zero Carbon Bill – a response to climate change concerns It was weird. Driving down, … Continue reading

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Comment to The Portal 001 – Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel

You Tube – Peter Thiel on “The Portal”, Episode #001: An Era of Stagnation & Universal Institutional Failure. Technologist and Investor Peter Thiel is the guest as he joins Eric Weinstein in the studio Some really great stuff, and much … Continue reading

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Quora – AI and work

Will artificial intelligence ever replace the need for humans to work? In what sense? Humans need to work in the sense of doing something meaningful with some significant fraction of their time. Work in the sense of having to do … Continue reading

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Evonomics – Cost of Climate Change

The Cost of Climate Change The criticism is valid, but misses the much more important factor. Computation is doubling in less than a year. Automation is infiltrating ever greater levels of complexity. Once fully automated systems come on stream, the … Continue reading

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UBI

Project Syndicate – Why Universal Basic Income Is a Bad Idea UBI is not a systemic solution, and it can be an effective part of a transition strategy. What is happening now is unlike anything that has ever happened before. … Continue reading

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Quora – humans as machines

Quora – Is it fair to say that humans are nothing more than extremely complex machines? It very much depends what you mean by machine. It seems beyond any shadow of reasonable doubt that we are complex entities made of … Continue reading

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Basic Income

href=”https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thefoundationoflogic/permalink/1026890874183247/?comment_id=1028067397398928″>Foundations of Logic – Basic Income BI/UBI (Universal BI) First, a BI is a matter of social justice. The wealth and income of all of us has far more to do with the efforts and achievements of our collective forebears … Continue reading

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