Rational Feed

Rationalist:

The Elephant In The Brain by Paul Christiano – “I’d summarize the situation as: successful people mostly already agree with the book’s core claim and behave accordingly, but explicit social consensus mostly denies or downplays particular instances of the claim (except when politically convenient). That means that many people do just fine, but it’s a problem for those of us who try to lean heavily on explicit reasoning (and especially when we want to use explicit reasoning in social contexts and need to appeal to explicit consensus).”

Politics and Economics:

Automatic For The People by technicalities – Some arguments that technological unemployment is occurring and will be a serious problem. Two lists, one extreme and one moderate, of solutions to technological unemployment.

Misc:

Links by Artir – Link Post: Philosophy, Tech, Economics, Other.

Podcast:

Patrick Deneen On Why Liberalism Failed by EconTalk – “Patrick Deneen of the University of Notre Dame talks about his book Why Liberalism Failed with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. By liberalism, Deneen means the modern enterprise–the push for self-actualization free of the constraints of tradition, family, and religion that typifies modern culture. He argues that both the left and the right have empowered the state and reduced liberty. He argues for a smaller, more local, more artisanal economy and a return to the virtues of self-control and self-mastery.”

Social Media by The Ezra Klein Show – ” Lanier’s been on this podcast before. Our previous conversation — about virtual reality and the ways the internet went awry from its early utopian ideals — is one of my favorites. But his new book is particularly relevant to me. It’s called Ten Arguments For Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now, and so I asked him on the show to make the case that I should, in fact, delete all my social media accounts right now, and that you should, too.”

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"Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" I am trying to help animals and increase the odds of a good future. Stereotypical nerdy transgirl. Right now interested in crypto.

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