Profits of Chaos

Taiwan’s Social Safety Net is the Street Market

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Linjiang_Street_Night_Market_20040610Free-marketers are often ridiculed for suggesting the welfare state can be substantially replaced by free enterprise: that we’re smoking funny weed to even suggest that able-bodied adults would be better off with more invigorating freedom instead of a debilitating dole. Read More →

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Fast Company on the Jobs of the Future

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Jobs of 2025?One take on the “jobs of the future,” looking at 2025.

There’s a pretty heavy dose of artistic license here; “sex worker trainers” is a fairly unconventional choice. Still, overall a decent list: more personal services (um, not that kind), personalized education and health.

So, with that, here’s Fast Company’s list:

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Review: Robin Hanson’s Age of Em

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51bAGj8QDgL._SX332_BO1,204,203,200_Robin Hanson, the closest we have today to an economist of science fiction — he might prefer “economist of the singularity” — has a new book out this week.

Called “Age of Em: Work, Love and Life when Robots Rule the Earth,” it teases out implications of a coming post-human age — economic, political, social, techological. Hanson was a physicist before economist, so he brings a refreshingly scientifically grounded analysis — hard and soft.

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