Sometimes people ask for my stances on economics, so here they are:
Firstly, I don’t particularly care about economics, so my thoughts on this matter are relatively simplistic. It is obvious that the most pressing issues of our age are cultural, and that the problem of technology, in general, is far more expansive and complex than quibbling over production and consumption.
Nevertheless, my idealized economic system would be a cozy agrarian society with minimal industrialization, similar to how things were in the West before the First World War and the rise of the mass society. As things stand today, geopolitically and technologically, my idealized vision is a completely unimplementable, utopian fantasy. Such an economic system will never exist in my lifetime and, perhaps, never again in all of human history. In the words of Otto von Bismarck: “Politics is the art of the possible.”
When viewing economics realistically, based upon…
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