Thursday, May 16, 2013

Thursday Links

  • Above is European and US GDP from Eurostat, including the latest data for Europe (Q1).  The European economy continues to shrink.  Some enterprising university over there needs to make Paul Krugman an offer he can't refuse so that he can nag their elites endlessly to reinflate the economy.
  • The weather is really losing it in the US midwest.
  • A bibliography of papers on artificial intelligence risk.

4 comments:

Lucas Durand said...

" Some enterprising university over there needs to make Paul Krugman an offer he can't refuse so that he can nag their elites endlessly to reinflate the economy."

Reinflate the economy with what?

Sam said...
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Sam said...

You've been posting/linking a lot recently to discussions centered on the ever increasing pace of technological advancement allowing for the automation of work and the resulting concentration of capital/means of production in the hands of the few and mass unemployment. I was wondering your thoughts on the 3d printing/maker bots, which also leverage technological advances, as a counter-trend to the concentration of capital? Will we close all the robot clothes factors because we can print all our shirts at home?

Alex said...

I find it unfortunate that this list of papers includes nothing by Nicholas Agar. I would recommend his latest book.