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On Economics

Figured I’d start collecting information related to economics.

Eric Weinstein, on his Portal podcast, has advanced the idea that we may be post-growth, at least in some parts of the economy, that this is being hidden in some fashion, and that it may ultimately have serious consequences for society.

Here’s an article by Eric Weinstein on “Anthropic Capitalism”. I’m not yet sure I understand what he’s saying:

https://www.edge.org/response-detail/26756

Quillette has this article, arguing for a need to maintain growth as a goal. I haven’t read it yet, but will soon/

https://quillette.com/2020/01/09/the-growth-dilemma/

Here’s the Wikipedia entry for “post-growth”:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-growth

I will keep adding to this post as I find things.

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China Civilization Current events Economics History International relations US Politics

Interesting books about China

Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China’s Push for Global Power, by Howard W. French

Destined for War: Can America and China Escape Thucydides’s Trap?, by Graham Allison

Crashback: The Power Clash Between the U.S. and China in the Pacific, by Michael Fabey

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Civilization Current events

Is our civilization collapsing?

Interesting article asks whether our civilization is in the process of collapsing.

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190218-are-we-on-the-road-to-civilisation-collapse