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Automatism + Automaticity – 20th Century

If you thought my previous introduction was dark, then if you use your imagination a little to color in the details of what comes next, then you may actually begin to lose your faith in humanity – but I choose … Continue reading Continue reading

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Kant’s Big Mistake?

In my previous post I referred to Kant’s “Categorical Imperative”. Here, let me entertain the following suggestion: That Kant made a big mistake. Kant wrote a lot. If he was consistent in his thinking, that would mean that he wanted … Continue reading
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Public Transportation in the United States of America

I was traveling in the USA this summer, and after I had a very negative experience due to an incompetent worker in the public transportation industry I vowed I would write a blog post about it. Actually, I sort of … Continue reading
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What is right / wrong, good / bad about self-promotion

In the 20th century, self-promotion acquired a bad name. I think I can explain why, but explanation is rather complicated. After the modern capitalism was invented in the 18th century and became widely established throughout the western hemisphere in the … Continue reading
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Information / Technology vs. People

One aspect of economics that — in my opinion — people often misunderstand is one of Karl Marx’s central theses: Capital / investment in technology actually competes with labor. I find it odd that so many people say Marx was … Continue reading
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21st Century Production Functions and Implications for the Labor Force, Employment, Unemployment and the General Population

I have been thinking a lot about economic models ever since I studied economics, but I have been thinking about them a lot more since the financial crisis. One point that has been a part of my thinking for a … Continue reading
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Can somebody please explain to me how more automation is supposed to lead to more jobs?

There are many thing that make very little sense to me — so many that I hardly know where to start. Perhaps one of the most grotesque examples of this is when people say that we need more technological progress … Continue reading
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The 2 Revolutions that Must Happen for Developed Economies to Remain Competitive in a Global Market Characterized by Globalization 2.0

There are 2 revolutions that must happen in order for most developed economies to remain competitive in the global economy which has already begun to reorganize in a globalization 2.0 fashion. Here, I will simply name the 2 revolutions that … Continue reading
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Sometime the Laws of Economics are not a feature — sometimes they’re a bug

There are many behaviors that actually benefit no one, but there are nonetheless incentives for people to engage in them. For example: When I was a teenager, many kids would drive around in cars with “no particular place to go”. … Continue reading
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Attention: Kmart Shopper finds letter from China

English Language skills may soon be a sign of potentially subversive abilities:

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