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John, Mining this: "We need scarcely add that the contemplation in natural science of a wider domain than the actual leads to a far better understanding of the actual." Sir Arthur Eddington -- "The Nature of the Physical World" John, the economics field fails to consider / place code, including monetary code, in a physics / evolution / complexity context. This omission crushes the philosophic foundation of economics. We're in Anthropocene. The reviews re world culture's manner of relationship / reality interface: Looking at the multitude of human bodies to feast on, the bacterium asked a friend "What happened here?" "They tried to do natural selection with monetary code." John, growth requires a functional sky. The Price Is Wrong: http://ow.ly/5DlX303zDDQ
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Professor Stavin, you're decades too late . . . 1983. “Our system for the selection of leaders who are suited to the time in which we live is no longer appropriate, useful, or effective.” Jonas Salk "Anatomy of Reality" 1983. "We're in a war for survival and it's everybody's duty to get involved. If they don't, they'll be drafted into it anyway, by circumstance." Paul Watson 1980. We live in a "death culture." Russell Means 1970: "The oceans are in danger of dying.” Jacques Cousteau Professor Stavin, re economics: Looking at the multitude of human bodies to feast on, the bacterium asked a friend "What the hell happened here?" "They tried to do natural selection with monetary code." The Price Is Wrong http://ow.ly/5DlX303zDDQ
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Guess y'all gotta keep busy with this symptom surfing; propose more duct-tape policy remedies. Mining this: "We need scarcely add that the contemplation in natural science of a wider domain than the actual leads to a far better understanding of the actual." Sir Arthur Eddington -- "The Nature of the Physical World" And this: “The story of human intelligence starts with a universe that is capable of encoding information.” Ray Kurzweil -- "How To Create A Mind" Economists don't consider / place code, including monetary code, in a physics / evolution / complexity context. This omission renders their perspective dinosaurian, i.e., non-selectable. The New Natural Selection Tests Natural selection tests have become more complex for many species. Genetic codes remain on the exam; human culture codes have been added. For example, elephant and dolphin survival are no longer merely a function of their biological genomes, but also a function of the human cultural genome, that is, of moral, legal, monetary and other coding structures. We're in Anthropocene. Part of that: Human cultural selection increasingly drives natural selection. Part of that: We're increasingly doing natural selection with world culture's dominant code for relationship / reality interface: monetary code. FAIL. Exhibit A: Sky. Exhibit B: Ocean. Extinction rates: Exponential over baseline. Our relationship interface with other species is essentially a murder / suicide relationship, mirroring our relationships with the sky & ocean. The Price Is Wrong: http://ow.ly/5DlX303zDDQ
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I think the efficacy of democracy, at least this version of it, has been overrun by exponentially accelerating complexity (EAC). Yes, decision making needs to be distributed. But not here to write about democracy. I submit that economists don't place / consider code, including monetary code, in a physics / evolution / complexity context. And that this omission destroys the validity of much of their work. We've generated unprecedented environs in-and-across all networks: geo eco bio cultural & tech. These new environs are driven by EAC, which includes exponentially accruing knowledge. Re Code: “The story of human intelligence starts with a universe that is capable of encoding information.” -- Ray Kurzweil -- How To Create A Mind Code is relationship infrastructure in bio cultural & tech networks: genetic, language (sound, signed & alphabet coded), math, moral, religion, monetary, legal, etiquette, software, etc. Globalization, or the increasing alignment in the manner in which world culture conducts its relationship / reality interface is vital for passing natural selection tests. Think we're way past little policy adjustments. Our problems are deeper, more fundamental (and include violent convulsions in networks). Here's one problem: We're in Anthropocene. Part of that: Human cultural selection increasingly drives natural selection. Part of that: We're increasingly doing natural selection with world culture's dominant code for relationship / reality interface: monetary code. FAIL. Exhibit A: Sky. Exhibit B: Ocean The idea that world culture's dominant mechanism for the information processing and ordering of complex relationships -- humans using monetary code -- could possibly generate selectable relationship hierarchies in the aforementioned networks, and importantly, across time, has been rendered dinosaurian by EAC; it's omnicidal. (Yes, legal, religious, moral, and other codes are in play, but again, monetary code is clearly dominant. And much of the efficacy of those coding structures has also been overrun by EAC.) Probably already too late, but here's some thinking outside the mass grave, some variation re code: The Price Is Wrong http://ow.ly/5DlX303zDDQ
K, a complex ecosystem. Adding this: Economists don't place / consider code, including monetary code, in a physics / evolution / complexity context. Think this omission cripples the field. Culture, Complexity & Code2: http://ow.ly/4mJQ2r The Price Is Wrong: http://ow.ly/5DlX303zDDQ
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