Robin Hanson

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Name: Robin Hanson
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

City of Farmington’s share of taxes will go up

Council members worked on the 2015 budget and tax levy for more than four months. Last week, it was presented for approval. Preliminary numbers have to be sent to Dakota County by Sept. 15.The upcoming year’s budgeted general fund expenditures are set ... [Published Farmington Independent - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Angels' backpack program aids students

SANDPOINT — As a new year of school draws near, more and more families are feeling the financial sting of outfitting their kids with supplies.Fortunately, locals have a few angels waiting in the wings to provide help through some tight financial times. ... [Published Bonner County Daily Bee - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Will artificial intelligence destroy humanity? Here are 5 reasons not to worry.

Is the AI apocalypse near? Movies like the Terminator franchise and the Matrix have long portrayed dystopian futures where computers develop superhuman intelligence and destroy the human race — and there are also thinkers who think this kind of scenario ... [Published VOX.com - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 17 2014 - Updated Aug 17 2014 - 1 reports

Inequality, the Landed Gentry, the Middle Class, and Capitalism

Kevin Erdmann, writing one of the blogosphere’s innumerable critiques of Piketty , writes Classes of elites living off of returns (“r”) are hardly the invention of modern capitalism… Pre-Victorian landed elites earned “r” well before Adam Smith was ... [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Aug 17 2014]
First reported Aug 09 2014 - Updated Aug 09 2014 - 1 reports

When the straightforward interpretation seems crazy, by Scott Sumner

I've recently been working my way through a long set of 2008 blog posts by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It starts with an attempt to make quantum mechanics seem "normal," and then branches out into some interesting essays on philosophy and science. I'm nowhere ... [Published EconLog - Aug 09 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Will the recent decline in entrepreneurship be reversed by demographic forces?

Annie Lowrey documents that decline , Matt Yglesias offers a partially optimistic hypothesis : …people are founding fewer new businesses. But why? One possibility is that the link to population aging is quite literal. A study by Vivek Wadhwa, Raj ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Jul 25 2014 - Updated Jul 25 2014 - 1 reports

The Closer

FURTHER FURTHER READING - Robin Hanson on the new Nicholas Bostrom book . Continue reading: The Closer ... [Published FT Alphaville - Jul 25 2014]
Entities: Robin Hanson
First reported Jun 29 2014 - Updated Jun 29 2014 - 1 reports

Should we care that Facebook is manipulating us?

Facebook manipulated the emotions of hundreds of thousands of its users, and found that they would pass on happy or sad emotions, it has said. The experiment, for which researchers did not gain specific consent, has provoked criticism from users with ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 29 2014]
First reported Jun 28 2014 - Updated Jun 28 2014 - 1 reports

Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed to Biologists about ET.

Nathan Taylor over at Praxtime (via Sean Carroll): A  new paper  using data from  NASA’s Kepler telescope  came out recently, estimating that 22% of Sun-like stars harbor Earth-sized planets. This is a big increase over previous estimates. It’s ... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 28 2014]
First reported Jun 13 2014 - Updated Jun 13 2014 - 1 reports

Transcendence Going Interstellar: How the Singularity Might Revolutionize Interstellar Travel

Andreas Hein, who has appeared in these pages before on the subject of worldships, here speculates about a much different kind of traveling: The uploading of consciousness. Andreas is Deputy Director of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS), ... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 13 2014]
First reported May 13 2014 - Updated May 14 2014 - 1 reports

Where Are The Aliens? How The ‘Great Filter’ Could Affect Tech Advances In Space

Want to stay on top of all the space news? Follow @universetoday on TwitterKepler-62f, an exoplanet that is about 40% larger than Earth. It’s located about 1,200 light-years from our solar system in the constellation Lyra. Credit: NASA/Ames/JPL-Calte ... [Published Universe Today - May 13 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 2 reports

Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones” at the Border; Plus Independents Re-Run Open Thread for “Rise of the Machines”!

There was a lot of quality content on TheIndependents this week, including an interview from the Monday episode with anti-prohibitionist border-districtDemocrat Rep.  BetoO'Rourke  (El Paso):Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.comFrom that same ... [Published REASON Online - Mar 29 2014]

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City of Farmington’s share of taxes will go up [Published Farmington Independent - Sep 13 2014]
Angels' backpack program aids students [Published Bonner County Daily Bee - Aug 27 2014]
Will artificial intelligence destroy humanity? ... [Published VOX.com - Aug 22 2014]
Inequality, the Landed Gentry, the Middle Class... [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Aug 17 2014]
When the straightforward interpretation seems c... [Published EconLog - Aug 09 2014]
Will the recent decline in entrepreneurship be ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Aug 07 2014]
The Closer [Published FT Alphaville - Jul 25 2014]
Should we care that Facebook is manipulating us? [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 29 2014]
Why Astronomers and Journalists should pay heed... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jun 28 2014]
Transcendence Going Interstellar: How the Singu... [Published Centauri Dreams - Jun 13 2014]
Should Future Generations Have A Vote Now? [Published The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - May 20 2014]
Has Medicaid succeeded?, by Scott Sumner [Published EconLog - May 18 2014]
Where Are The Aliens? How The ‘Great Filter’ Co... [Published Universe Today - May 13 2014]
Should the Future Get a Vote? [Published Marginal Revolution - May 13 2014]
Does speaking a foreign language make us more u... [Published Marginal Revolution - May 02 2014]
The wisdom of Scott Sumner [Published Marginal Revolution - May 01 2014]
How to read (any book like) Capital in the Twen... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 20 2014]
Robin Hanson on the real multiplier [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 14 2014]
Obamacare’s Legal and Practical Tribulations La... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 30 2014]
Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones”... [Published REASON Online - Mar 29 2014]
Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones”... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 29 2014]
What should you talk about? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 26 2014]
A Standard Utopia [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 26 2014]
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Inequality, the Landed Gentry, the Middle Class... [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Aug 17 2014]
Kevin Erdmann, writing one of the blogosphere’s innumerable critiques of Piketty , writes Classes of elites living off of returns (“r”) are hardly the invention of modern capitalism… Pre-Victorian landed elites earned “r” well before Adam Smith was ...
When the straightforward interpretation seems c... [Published EconLog - Aug 09 2014]
I've recently been working my way through a long set of 2008 blog posts by Eliezer Yudkowsky. It starts with an attempt to make quantum mechanics seem "normal," and then branches out into some interesting essays on philosophy and science. I'm nowhere ...
Will the recent decline in entrepreneurship be ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Aug 07 2014]
Annie Lowrey documents that decline , Matt Yglesias offers a partially optimistic hypothesis : …people are founding fewer new businesses. But why? One possibility is that the link to population aging is quite literal. A study by Vivek Wadhwa, Raj ...
The Closer [Published FT Alphaville - Jul 25 2014]
FURTHER FURTHER READING - Robin Hanson on the new Nicholas Bostrom book . Continue reading: The Closer ...
Should we care that Facebook is manipulating us? [Published Marginal Revolution - Jun 29 2014]
Facebook manipulated the emotions of hundreds of thousands of its users, and found that they would pass on happy or sad emotions, it has said. The experiment, for which researchers did not gain specific consent, has provoked criticism from users with ...
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