This week’s links (5)

Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted this week that seem interesting. Comments on some of them. This week I’ve been busy, so not many comments…

Artificial Intelligence

 

Economics

 

Psychology

Other

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This week’s links (4)

Collections of papers and articles that I’ve spotted the last two weeks this week that seem interesting. Comments on some of them.

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The Soviet Union: poverty and inequality

[This is part of the Soviet series]

The USSR Constitution of 1977 said

Article 19. The social basis of the USSR is the unbreakable alliance of the workers, peasants, and intelligentsia.

The state helps enhance the social homogeneity of society, namely the elimination of class differences and of the essential distinctions between town and country and between mental and physical labour, and the all-round development and drawing together of all the nations and nationalities of the USSR.

One would thus expect the Soviet Union to be a relatively equal society, and furthermore given the rights to all basic needs, one would expect little amounts of poverty. Alas, it wasn’t quite like that.

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This week’s links (3)

Collections of papers and articles that I’ve spotted this week that seem interesting. Comments on some of them.

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This week’s links (2)

Collections of papers and articles that I’ve spotted this week that seem interesting. Comments on some of them.

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Comments on “Rules for a Flat World” (Gillian Hadfield)

I recently finished reading this book and here there are some thoughts about it.

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Pollyanna über alles: A critique of antinatalism

Antinatalism is the view that it is wrong to bring new conscious beings into existence. Here I present and refute what seems to be the most popular arguments for it, as presented by David Benatar.

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