Evenly distribute the future: Issuing more bio-survival tickets
April 18, 2014 9:54 AM Subscribe
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- "It's just that people who have options are much more likely to actually find success than people who don't."
- Swiss To Pay Basic Income 2,500 Francs Per Month To Every Adult - "A date for the vote itself is yet to be confirmed, however, it could take place before the end of this year, depending on the decision of the Swiss government."
- Larry Summers on forwarding the Doozer economy - "In short, a Doozer economy in which we should stop worrying about making a viable return on investment relative to the wider social benefits of that investment is probably best."
- The Rise of Anti-Capitalism - "THE unresolved question is, how will this economy of the future function when millions of people can make and share goods and services nearly free? The answer lies in the civil society, which consists of nonprofit organizations that attend to the things in life we make and share as a community."
- It's OK To Be Lazy - "I'm heavily invested in the notion that idleness, laziness, and procrastination are vital to the full flowering of human life. (If they aren't, I'm fucked.)"
- Developing the Developed World - Peter Thiel on getting from 0 to 1 (and then from 1 to n...)
- The Google X-Factor - "Process reflects: 1) optionality, 2) via negativa, 3) magnitude of correctness (not frequency), 4) financial returns will reflect a power law, and 5) extraordinary performance comes only from correct non-consensus forecasts.
- Chart of the Week: How metro areas drive the U.S. economy - "It probably should come as no surprise that most U.S. economic activity is concentrated in metropolitan areas. What may be surprising, and what the map above shows so clearly, is just how concentrated in a handful of big metros the U.S. economy is."
- Wealthiest Households Accounted for 80% of Postrecession Rise in Incomes - "A recent article by Labor Department senior economist Aaron Cobet highlights the sharp disparity between the wealthiest and poorest Americans in the aftermath of the 2007-2009 recession. 'While average income has returned to pre-recession levels, income gains have been distributed unevenly,' Mr. Cobet said. The economist mined Labor Department data to show that the top 20% of earners accounted for more than 80% of the rise in household income from 2008-2012. Income fell for the bottom 20%."
- "Capital" and "labour" - " 'Looking at the 21st-century economy through the filter of the Marxist categories of 'capital' and 'labor' is not particularly insightful...' 'capital' and 'labour' don't necessarily map neatly into profits and wages, nor onto 'workers' and 'capitalists'. Wages of workers and bosses can both be a share of the return on capital."
- Why wouldn't people want to reduce inequality? - "Why might this be? I've explored one answer to this question, which I'll term 'feedback in opinion formation.' Everyone who's ever held a microphone too close to a speaker knows what feedback is. It turns out that the same mechanism is at play in how we all form opinions, thanks to the degree to which our choices are all connected."
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