The Energy Conversation is Overrated

In 2013 I talked about how the planet would easily accommodate food and water for 9 billion people in 2040. In this article, I argue that the current Malthusian scare about running out of fossil fuels is equally overblown and unimportant. I also argue that climate change is not at all an important economic or … Read more The Energy Conversation is Overrated

7 Concrete Use Cases for Seasteading

Part of me fears actions based on abstract rather than concrete thinking. Seasteading has immense theoretical backing as an avenue for needed competitive governance, but where would the funding for a Seastead come from? Imho, the concern is not that there is a lack of funding from ideologically motivated libertarian types. Au contraire, I fear … Read more 7 Concrete Use Cases for Seasteading

The Real Link Between Technology and Entrepreneurship

In the mind of American culture, and perhaps other cultures as well, technology and entrepreneurship are inextricably linked. One usual explanation is the idea of particularly creative people. These creative people are into creating new inventions and are also able to successfully launch a business due to the same creativity. Another explanation is that technology … Read more The Real Link Between Technology and Entrepreneurship

Lessons from “Smoking and Politics”

This article will discuss the role of the bureaucracy in the regulation of policy by considering the specific book Smoking and Politics. In Smoking and Politics by Fritschler and Rudder there were numerous state agencies and bureaucratic organizations which are mentioned as having been involved in the policy process over time. Three of these organizations would include the … Read more Lessons from “Smoking and Politics”