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Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19

Wendy made a Facebook post about the economy and Covid-19 [ 15/8/20 ] Quite a few things written here that are not accurate. Many people knew decades ago what needs to be done to control pandemic – isolation. Isolation to … 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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Foresight – Key Issues In Near Term AI Safety Research – Aryeh L Englander, Daniel Elton,

Foresight – Key Issues In Near Term AI Safety Research | Aryeh L Englander, Daniel Elton, Ph D [ 17/7/20 ] At 43:40 Dan starts talking about applicability domain analysis. That is all well and good if one is in … 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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Philosophically talking socialism

Philosophically talking, can socialism be taken as the most advanced and ideal political concept just because it’s the newest and latest in emergence, following the idea that humans become smarter in time? [ 16/4/20 ] No. The core idea of … 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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Quora – Is the urge to save humanity almost always a false front for the urge to rule?

Quora – Is the urge to save humanity almost always a false front for the urge to rule? Why? [ 1/4/20 ] No. And it is complex – we are all complex beyond our ability to appreciate in detail, but … 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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Homo Economicus

Evonomics – How to Destroy Neoliberalism: Kill ‘Homo Economicus’ Some great ideas in this “The last 40 years of research across multiple scientific disciplines has proven, with certainty, that homo economicus does not exist. Outside of economic models, this is … Continue reading

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UBI (Universal Basic Income) Continued from last month

Continuing the UBI conversation from last month Hi Dirk, I do not understand how you get to “markets are incorruptible because there are no subjective influences in the functioning”. Culture – at any and every level is a subjective influence. … Continue reading

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