Author Archives: Artir

Critiques of Radical Markets

I had the chance to meet Glen Weyl a few weeks ago, and I promised him that at some point, if no one had penned a critique of Radical Markets that I deem good enough, I would write one. Advertisements

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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On the constancy of the rate of GDP growth

[Epistemic status: Highly likely] Why is GDP growth in the US so oddly constant, asks Patrick Collison.

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Collection of papers and articles that I’ve spotted since my previous links post that seem interesting.

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Building skyscrapers, and spending on major projects

How fast can buildings be built these days?

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Quick look at progress in nuclear energy

[Epistemic status: Possible] The idea of a nuclear chain reaction arose around 1930-40, the first reacton (Chicago Pile), a very barebones design, in 1942. Later, in 1956, a small (by today’s standards) plant at Calder Hall and a more experimental plant … Continue reading

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Is (useful) physics over?

[Epistemic status: highly likely] Physics has been proclaimed to be dead a few times. Is this time for real?

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