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  1. Jan 2024
    1. for whitehead persuasion is so much more um um important for the evolution of human beings than coercion

      for - adjacency - persuasion instead of coercion - China - power

      adjacency - persuasion instead of coercion - Whitehead - China - power - Whitehead believed power is most effective when it employs persuasion instead of coercion - If the Chinese government adopts more of the spirit of Whitehead, it can only mean better collaboration between states

  2. Jul 2022
    1. Hayek makes a moral argument that government's attempts to control the economy enslave its people.

      Philip Booth: When we give more and more power to the state, gradually there is an erosion of, first, economic freedom

  3. May 2022
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  5. Sep 2021
    1. We don't need the threat of repo men to keep you paying your car note – miss a Tesla payment and your car will phone home and lock its doors. When the tow arrives, it will flash its lights, honk its horn and back out of its parking space for repossession.

      The technology in advanced cars like the Tesla can be used for repossessing them. Is this an intended or unintended consequence?

  6. Aug 2021
  7. Mar 2021
    1. “There is very little incentive for Microsoft to make a significant change to features that are used extremely widely by the rest of the massive community of Excel users.”

      Microsoft did the right thing here. Most users are not geneticists and they rely on automatic date conversion.

  8. Jun 2020