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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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The Trump economy

I’ve been wondering to what extent the current economic boom is attributable to Trump and his policies and legislation. My instinct is toward doubt, but who knows?

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/07/how-trump-has-set-economic-growth-on-fire.html