Humans Need Not Apply

We need to start thinking now what do we do when large sections of the population are unemployable through no fault of their own.  What to do in a future where, for most jobs, humans need not apply? Please watch this 15 minute video. The quote, from the conclusion of the video you just watched, […]

What can we learn from Francis Fukuyama?

The purpose of this book is to fill in some of the gaps of this historical amnesia, by giving an account of where basic political institutions came from in societies that now take them for granted. The three categories of institutions in question are the ones just described: 1. the state 2. the rule of […]

Script: how do you tell the children?

Scene: an Australian family watching tv in May 2011 Daughter No.1: Dad, how come Prince William and Princess Catherine’s daughter won’t be the Queen if she has a brother? Daughter No.2: That’s not fair! Daughter No.2: Why did the PM say that about that man? (at 1.25-2.20min) Daughter No.1: What does justice mean? Daughter No.1: […]