Economics

Political axes Dimensionality reduction for the Great Society 2021-03-01 – 2022-05-17
Memetics Taste dynamics, opinion dynamics, sincerely-held-belief dynamics etc 2020-01-30 – 2022-05-14
Technological singularities Incorporating hard AI take-offs, game-over high scores, the technium, deus-ex-machina, deus-ex-nube, nerd raptures and so forth 2016-12-01 – 2022-05-10
But what can I do? The stuff to do to make a better society is pretty easy it turns out 2020-02-06 – 2022-05-02
Cohousing in Australia Plus other low-cost, low tedium options for secure habitation somewhere 2021-09-25 – 2022-04-24
Voting Systems Mathematics and economics of ballots 2014-09-22 – 2022-04-21
Workhacks How to succeed in business (with or without trying) 2020-07-19 – 2022-04-21
Innovation Side order of progress studies now I guess 2014-07-27 – 2022-03-11
Cheap talk Sapir-Whorf politeness, virtue signalling etc 2020-02-01 – 2022-03-09
Being stroppy For people too perverse to be contrarian 2022-03-04
Diversity in teams Multiculturalism, pluralism and eccentricity at small scale 2020-05-27 – 2022-03-04
Sufficiently good hedonism Tractable trade-offs between limited time and limited cash and limited imagination for the most happiness 2020-06-23 – 2022-02-27
Akrasia Description to come later 2017-06-18 – 2022-02-25
Diversity in society Pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, ghettoisation, xenophobic panic 2017-02-19 – 2022-02-13
Subculture dynamics Coalitions, scenes, fandoms, subcultures, normies, hipsters, sects, and tribes at scale 2018-12-18 – 2022-02-11
Economic inequality Return to capital versus return to labour versus return to state of nature 2014-10-29 – 2022-01-26
DIY Artisanal poverty, expressive incompetence, contrarianism on a budget, hobbyism in the open, handicraft fandoms 2018-03-26 – 2022-01-20
Status The original karma system 2019-10-25 – 2022-01-20
Bounded rationality Plus miscellaneous rationality postulates restricting von Neumann-Morgenstern 2012-01-13 – 2022-01-15
Social psychology Which of those NPR-friendly studies actually replicated? 2017-02-20 – 2022-01-14
Quantified self Instrumentation and analytics for body and soul. 2022-01-11
Standards hell Lock-in, QWERTY, coordination problems etc 2015-01-05 – 2022-01-11
Group size Scaling dynamics and network effects in social coordination 2011-12-09 – 2022-01-02
Tokenism or table stakes? “The least you can do”, “virtue signalling”, and other manoeuvres that leave us fighting symbolic battles over substantial ones 2021-12-20 – 2021-12-18
Project management With special attention to speculative and innovative projects 2021-03-23 – 2021-11-04
Fashion Theory and practice of hip garments 2020-07-10 – 2021-10-27
Weaponizing social media Trolls, bots, lulz, infowars and other moods of the modern networked ape 2019-10-21 – 2021-10-24
Science for policy Using evidence and reason to govern ourselves 2011-08-07 – 2021-09-22
Community governance Coordinating human being by application of social force 2020-02-02 – 2021-09-20
Institutions Stable orbits in human systems 2014-10-29 – 2021-09-18
Governance of the commons On the mysterious fact that most people get on with most of their neighbours most of the time 2014-10-29 – 2021-09-02
Community Engineering, maintaining, organizing… 2020-02-02 – 2021-07-29
Science History, sociology and philosophy thereof 2017-07-08 – 2021-07-21
Media virality Strategic modelling for content creators 2016-08-30 – 2021-07-15
Bureaucracy Iron Laws and Moral Mazes 2020-02-02 – 2021-07-08
The simplest thing Minimum viable whatever, worse is better, PC-losering, Postel chaos, Burkean engineering 2020-02-03 – 2021-04-27
Solarpunk A tomorrow worth retiring to 2019-10-29 – 2020-10-15
Productivity schemes If you can tell me why this placeholder post from 2014 is still consistently in my top 10 most popular posts I would be grateful 2014-10-09 – 2020-06-05
Sneakernets Intermittent connectivity, mesh networks and the Honda protocol 2015-10-03 – 2019-09-09
Hollow states Skim government when fat cats drank the cream 2019-03-13
Newcomb-type decision problems I know that you know what I think you know about what we all know about people who write about strong AI online. 2018-10-24