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Commented on Roko's Basilisk wants YOU
At last night’s Purim seudah at our synagogue, I remarked to another guy at my table that there is a world of difference between Christian atheists and Jewish atheists....
Commented on Life With and Without Animated Ducks: The Future Is Gender Distributed
Regarding the effect of birth control, mentioned way up at the beginning: once upon a time I came across various SF matriarchal-dystopian novels from the early 1970s. A couple of them depended on the premise that widespread access to safe...
Commented on What is the next bubble?
I nominate “green technology” for the next bubble, on the grounds that a bubble generally starts out as a family of genuinely promising investments....
Commented on CMAP #8: Lifestyle or Job?
I have read (perhaps in another CMAP?) that genre publishers prefer authors who can maintain a certain rate of output: i.e., if your first novel comes out in 2010, they'd really like to have a second novel queued up for...
Commented on Why Content Is a Public Good
I agree that government subsidy is really the best long-run solution, even if the political climate makes it unthinkable today. The subsidy doesn’t have to be done through a censorious bureaucracy. You could have a periodic census, asking everyone what...