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  • Commented on Trotskyite singularitarians for Monarchism! A political speculation.
    CEOs, dictatorship, and cults. Seems apropos. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/30/leadership-cults-and-ceos...
  • Commented on Trotskyite singularitarians for Monarchism! A political speculation.
    Movable Type can't remember a login for more than a couple hours? I see no need yet to talk about bullshit jobs. Until automation produces human level AI, humans will continue to be the smartest things around. Let me quote...
  • Commented on Trotskyite singularitarians for Monarchism! A political speculation.
    1) Keynesian full employment policies. I see no shortage of socially useful work for humans to do; I see a shortage of willingness to pay for it, largely because much of that work is either public goods or for the...
  • Commented on What scared H. P. Lovecraft
    The premise is that the cosmicist horror in Lovecraft's fiction reflects his own horror at the universe. I'm not at all sure that's correct; IIRC, peple on RPG.net who claim to have studied Lovecraft scholarlily say he was quite keen...
  • Commented on The Northern Wild: How to Save New York?
    "Cities were a solution for maintaining a culture in pre-technological times. Modern transportation and communications eliminate almost all of the justifications for cities to exist." Modern cities are more energy efficient, more economically productive, and more innovative. That transportation and...
  • Commented on The Northern Wild: How to Save New York?
    "I prefer my 20 wooded acres out in the middle of nowhere." That's nice, but you're very privileged to be able to have that. The US as a whole has only 7.5 acres of land per person, and that's including...
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