Robin Hanson

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Name: Robin Hanson
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

How to read (any book like) Capital in the Twenty-First Century?

Mike, a loyal MR reader, asks me: How do you recommend approaching a book like  Capital in the Twenty-First Century ?  I’m a reasonably smart guy, undergrad econ, ee, mba from good schools, somewhat well read, etc., but the density, length and relative ... [Published Marginal Revolution - 12 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Robin Hanson on the real multiplier

Yes doing things now can have good side effects, but unless something changes in the side-effect processes, doing things later should have exactly the same sort of side effects. And because of positive interest rates, you can do more later, and thus ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 03 2014 - 1 reports

Will Robots Rule the World? Find Out at Robo Madness Next Thursday

4/3/14 Follow @wroushAn influential 1998 paper by Robin Hanson, an economics professor at George Mason University, asked what might happen to jobs and wages in a future with “mature machine intelligence”—computers and robots clever enough to take over ... [Published Xconomy - Apr 03 2014]
First reported Mar 31 2014 - Updated Mar 31 2014 - 1 reports

Farmington utility billing moves online

Earlier this month, the city of Farmington’s new online utility payment system, eUtilityBilling, launched on the city’s website. The program allows residents to pay any or all of their city utility bills online.Farmington finance director Robin Hanson ... [Published Farmington Independent - Mar 31 2014]
First reported Mar 30 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Obamacare’s Legal and Practical Tribulations Last Week, Plus Independents Re-Re-Run Open Thread for “Rise of the Machines”

Did you miss The Independents talk about Obamacare's lousy week? Let'srectify that. First up, Katherine Mangu-Ward and TV's Andy Levy discuss the latest delays to the unwieldy law: When Hobby Lobby had its day at the Supreme Court arguing ... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 30 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]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

What should you talk about?

Robin Hanson reports: If your main reason for talking is to socialize, you’ll want to talk about whatever everyone else is talking about. Like say the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. But if instead your purpose is to gain and spread useful insight, ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 17 2014 - Updated Mar 17 2014 - 1 reports

Lucy Kellaway on advice

In the process of sounding like Robin Hanson, she refers to: …something important about advice in general. From the issuer’s point of view, admonitions are not meant to be followed at all. In fact, they are positioning statements that tell the world ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 17 2014]
First reported Mar 15 2014 - Updated Mar 15 2014 - 1 reports

Assorted links

1. Are cash transfers overrated ? 2. The behavioral benefits of castration (a new topic for behavioral economics?) 3. METRICS: waging war on sloppy science . 4. Interview with Greg Clark . 5. The new economics of financial aid for boarding ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 15 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Why blame only the Republicans?

When I blame people for their problems, Democrats and liberals are prone to object at a fundamental level.  One fundamental objection rests on determinism: Since everyone is determined to act precisely as he does, it is always false to say, “There ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 11 2014]
First reported Feb 26 2014 - Updated Feb 26 2014 - 1 reports

A Standard Utopia

Robin Hanson argues that our preference for product variety is costing us dearly : It is interesting to wonder what sort of lifestyle we could manage if we worked three to ten times fewer hours on average. And it occurs to me that we could probably ... [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 26 2014]
First reported Feb 26 2014 - Updated Feb 26 2014 - 1 reports

Culmination in the Large

(by Adam Elkus ) A while ago,  Lynn Rees  and I discussed whether the concept of a  culminating point  was something that occurred more generally outside of warfare. One of the key aspects of a Clausewitzian understanding of war and strategy in general ... [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Feb 26 2014]

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How to read (any book like) Capital in the Twen... [Published Marginal Revolution - 12 hours ago]
Robin Hanson on the real multiplier [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 14 2014]
Will Robots Rule the World? Find Out at Robo Ma... [Published Xconomy - Apr 03 2014]
Farmington utility billing moves online [Published Farmington Independent - Mar 31 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]
Lucy Kellaway on advice [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 17 2014]
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 15 2014]
Why blame only the Republicans? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 11 2014]
A Standard Utopia [Published The League of Ordinary Gentlemen - Feb 26 2014]
Culmination in the Large [Published CSC Center for Strategic Communication - Feb 26 2014]
Practical gradualism vs. moral absolutism, for ... [Published Marginal Revolution - Feb 16 2014]
I find this moderately sad (do not share) [Published Marginal Revolution - Jan 02 2014]
Why Buildings Aren't Taller, by Bryan Caplan [Published EconLog - Nov 30 2013]
Assorted links [Published Marginal Revolution - Nov 18 2013]
The Intolerant State [Published REASON Online - Nov 11 2013]
ignorance [Published Stumbling and Mumbling - Nov 06 2013]
If You Love Truth So Much, Why Not Give Up Stor... [Published Will Wilkinson - May 08 2012]
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How to read (any book like) Capital in the Twen... [Published Marginal Revolution - 12 hours ago]
Mike, a loyal MR reader, asks me: How do you recommend approaching a book like  Capital in the Twenty-First Century ?  I’m a reasonably smart guy, undergrad econ, ee, mba from good schools, somewhat well read, etc., but the density, length and relative ...
Robin Hanson on the real multiplier [Published Marginal Revolution - Apr 14 2014]
Yes doing things now can have good side effects, but unless something changes in the side-effect processes, doing things later should have exactly the same sort of side effects. And because of positive interest rates, you can do more later, and thus ...
Obamacare’s Legal and Practical Tribulations La... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 30 2014]
Did you miss The Independents talk about Obamacare's lousy week? Let'srectify that. First up, Katherine Mangu-Ward and TV's Andy Levy discuss the latest delays to the unwieldy law: When Hobby Lobby had its day at the Supreme Court arguing ...
Rep. Beto O’Rourke on “Constitution-free zones”... [Published Hit & Run - Mar 29 2014]
There was a lot of quality content on The Independents this week, including an interview from the Monday episode with anti-prohibitionist border-districtDemocrat Rep.  Beto O'Rourke  (El Paso): From that same episode, Lowell Peterson, executive ...
What should you talk about? [Published Marginal Revolution - Mar 26 2014]
Robin Hanson reports: If your main reason for talking is to socialize, you’ll want to talk about whatever everyone else is talking about. Like say the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. But if instead your purpose is to gain and spread useful insight, ...
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