The title of this post is technically true in many circumstances, but it's more complicated than some think. Let me explain why. It is true that if you impose a tax on a good like coffee, then people will demand less coffee, since the price of coffee increased relative to other…
Incentives make the world go round. You know what also does? People.
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Do you dare take up my challenge?
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Popular ideas can often be false
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I show off my predictions, and answer some questions
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The logic behind anti-vaccination reflects humanity's deep bias in favor of nature
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A reply to Nathan Robinson and some musings on the capitalism vs. socialism divide
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Recent AI accomplishments have been impressive, but I'm not quite convinced we're close to a radical transformation in human civilization
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