Links to ponder
from the One handed Economist David Zetland.
- The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free
- A continuing conversation on the lack of diversity in economics
- An AI explains human intelligence
- Tech firms are worth so much because they have monopoly power?
- A good interview with Kate Raworth on Doughnut economics. She talks about “change” but doesn’t usually explain the tools (besides “be nice”) but those are discussed here. Jason Hickel is also interviewed. Here’s my review of his book.
- A good summary of how Trump is wrecking US foreign policy, power and alliances
Well, interesting that Firefox just showed me a blank page at every link that I tried.
I was able to view all the sites. Since I use the most conservative adblocker, often times I am blocked from viewing the content because I will not accept the “cookies.”
I use Adblock Plus with Firefox. I also use Kaspersky Internet Security, but it always tells me if it is blocking a link. So, dunno.
In any case my day has just opened up now that I have gotten my wife past her second cup and she does not want to take her lunch until noon. So, I will be flirting with my favorite carcinogen (Roundup) over the remainder of the AM. Thanks though.
GPT-3 Predicts the Rest of 2020
… wikipedia’s page ‘2020 in the United States’ which currently
goes up to August 8 (was) used (by) GPT-3 to fill in the rest of the year. …
[ GPT-3: An AI that’s eerily good at writing almost anything ]
[ It is what it is. ]
The United States declares a national state of emergency.
The President appoints General Michael Hayden as the head of the new COVID-19 Commission, which is given the power to suspend civil liberties.
In an emergency session, the United States Congress passes a bill, with support from both Democrats and Republicans, allowing the President to take control of the internet, social media, and all telecommunications in the United States.
The Commission orders the closing of all schools, businesses, and other organizations that are not essential to the national defense.
The United States Army and National Guard are deployed to maintain order.
The United States government orders the evacuation of the nation’s capital.
November 2 – The election is rescheduled for November 2, 2020.
November 4 – Former President Trump is re-elected to a second term.
December 8 – The United States Constitution is suspended by COVID-19 Commission order, ending the United States government.
December 20 – The United States officially becomes a federal military dictatorship.
December 24 – The North Korean government launches a nuclear attack on Honolulu, Hawaii. The attack is believed to be in retaliation for the American nuclear attack on Pyongyang, North Korea, on September 20. The United States government does not deny responsibility for the attack, but states that it is a necessary response to North Korean aggression.
December 27 – In a speech, President Trump reveals that COVID-19 has been developing a vaccine that will be distributed worldwide in January. He also promises to use the vaccine to restore the United States to its former glory.
In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States becomes a military dictatorship, led by President Trump. In the face of international condemnation, President Trump claims that the United States is still a democracy, but that it is no longer able to support itself as one. …