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Many of you are wondering what Hong Kong is all about. Read this book. Milton Friedman loves this man and it’s no surprise he’s mentioned in intro. Architect of Prosperity: Sir John Cowperthwaite and the Making of ... amazon.co.uk/dp/1907994696/… #Amazon
If ever there was a time for he financial community to step up, this is it. I don’t advocate the old Hong Kong model at this stage of our era but those philosophies should pose as a valid anchor on needless government expansion. East and West amazon.co.uk/dp/0330373080/…
Free health care, education, UBI-ish implementation and radical financialisation reform is critical. But those civil servants pulled off a miracle. Study it. Follow @BretWeinstein as an evolving lens into the social software upgrade we’re exploring.
Socialism proved a disaster. Capitalism is now at that stage. For some time, I’ve favoured the possibility that capitalism was merely a longer and indirect route to the Road to Serfdom that Hayek wrote about in his seminal work disparaging socialism.
The next system of socio-economics will ironically emerge when we learn to master the greatest technology that mankind has ever discovered; debt. It has been my obsession since Enron.
Borrowing is a natural aspect of nature. The body borrows from itself every time we exercise , heal a wound, or grow a child! We need a debt mechanism that obeys temporal/social law.
If you want to read a great book by a man I often disagree with, read Debt by @davidgraeber Debt : The First 5000 Years amazon.co.uk/dp/1612194192/…
How did I go from a tweet exchange with a friend about Hong Kong to this strange thread? Read the history of Hong Kong and you’ll realise it. Sick of making big cases on this platform. It’s not the place for it. Read books people. Esp. those of erudite people w/ differing views
And basically read everything from @nntaleb - His sometimes excessive hostility toward obnoxious academia aside, it’s hard for me to disparage him as he reminds me of every fucking Greek uncle I loved. When that phenotype smells bullshit, they tend to be brutal...and hilarious.
I’m not on the bash @clairlemon bandwagon but any copy on IQ is a despicable exercise. Good intentions aside, every modern work on IQ is fodder for MALAKES to use as justification for their eugenicists. Either improve the writing/presentation or don’t fucking do it at all.
Quillette remains on my radar. Maybe this Taleb war and the hoax debacle is just enough wound for them to do their ‘stated’ mission better. I’m hopeful.
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