daniel r

daniel r

  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Apologies if this comes out vaguely incoherent - sleep deprived, courtesy of the heat: I tend to lean towards Iain Banks' Culture series here - any stable, non-dystopian transhuman society would probably have to be one that treated the human...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Counter-proposal: we send all billionaires to Mars. Then, they can truly enjoy a libertarian paradise of a world where taxation has not paid for road networks, sanitation or water management; a world without any collectivist, tax-funded infrastructure for them to...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    I'll go with whitroth, Mark. Your point on levels of wealth is well understood - as I'm overly fond of telling people money has gravity. The more wealth individuals or families possess, the harder it is for them to lose...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Here, you go Whit. https://time.com/3925308/rich-families-lose-wealth/ If you're rather easily noticing the families that don't follow this trend, then I think that neatly emphasises my earlier point - even a small percentage of politically active or actively corrupt hyper-wealthy families (or...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    I'd be wary about suggesting ways to weed out unsuitable heirs, if I was you. 70% of wealthy families lose their wealth in the 2nd generation - that ramps up to almost all of them in their third. That's probably...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Let's be clear about what a billionaire represents - a potential systemic economic and political threat to the millions of individuals in the general population and the economy they foster. The political elites of the world's major governments have, over...
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