Category Archives: Theory

Hedonism as Ideology

Here is a new article by Evgeny Morozov, arguing that increased access to the Internet is much more likely to consolidate authoritarian regimes than undermine them.  The idea is that the Internet has allowed these regimes to provide their citizens … Continue reading

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Paul Romer’s “Charter Cities”

Some of you may have heard of Paul Romer – he’s an economist who’s done work on the role of technology in economic growth.  An extremely crude version of the idea is that the reason the Malthusian dilemma does not … Continue reading

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The End of Philosophy

That’s the title of a new op-ed by David Brooks in today’s New York Times.  Basically, he’s surveying some of the empirical evidence on how people make judgments and combining it with evolutionary psychology theory to say that morality is … Continue reading

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