Taiwan’s Social Safety Net is the Street Market

Free-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

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Fast Company on the Jobs of the Future

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

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Review: Robin Hanson’s Age of Em

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

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Innovation and the Regulatory State

Last post I argued that there are no economic or brain-power limits to innovation. That the single factor holding back innovation is simply the policies we choose. This isn’t just speculation:

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Will Economics End Innovation?

Is innovation slowing? Will it stop? A new paper by one Jonathan Huebner in the awesomely-named journal “Technological Forecasting & Social Change” argues that innovation is slowing, indeed that it’s

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