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Data hoarding is real enough, but yhe idea that data hoarding is some special postnormal flaw in climate science is either uninformed or vicious. Forbes has a brief article that may offer some clues. [more]
We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. … We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. [more]
A report on Gizmodo describes what appears to be a huge imminent breakthrough in desalinization. But it seems reminiscent of an implementation of Maxwell's demon. Is this for real? [more]
Dietz Vollrath: "Imagine if, having invented Diet Coke, you could make copies for free. That would lower GDP, as Coca-Cola would drop to essentially zero revenue from here forward. But it’s demonstrably better, right? Free Diet Coke?" [more]
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