Tag: economic calculation problem
Bullshit Jobs and the Calculation Problem
This is not a review of Bullshit Jobs. My verdict on the book is simple: it is good, and you should read it. You should, actually, probably read it before you read this. I’ll be re-explaining some of the concepts in it, but I will not cover them in the same depth as the book…
Review: The People’s Republic of Walmart
Let me begin by saying that I’m glad this book exists. Phillips and Rozworski are upfront about their book not containing any radical new insights into questions of economic planning, but instead they compile arguments made by others in a highly readable format, something that those on the left who argue for economic planning have…
The Last Person in the Room Must Close the Door: Hayek in the Age of Computing
There is a common joke in computing circles to announce at the beginning of a course that “The last person in the room must close the door.” Though at first blush the request seems reasonable, this is an example of an uncomputable function. The last person to enter the room has no way of knowing…
La Questione dell’ampiezza di Banda Economica
Di Frank Miroslav. Originale pubblicato il 14 maggio 2018 con il titolo The Economic Bandwidth Problem. Traduzione di Enrico Sanna. In questi ultimi trent’anni a sinistra si è rinverdito l’interesse per organizzazioni economiche non di mercato. Alla base c’è una confluenza di fattori, uno dei quali è il fatto che, data l’ubiquità del capitalismo dopo…
The Economic Bandwidth Problem
In the last three decades, we’ve seen a resurgence in the popularity of left wing, non-market approaches to economic organizing. The rise results from a confluence of factors, one part of the story being that the economic left has largely been freed of material reality since the ubiquity of capitalism after the fall of the…
The Anatomy of Escape
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Markets Not Capitalism
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