So I, being a smart and thoroughly non-masochistic person, decided to read a reddit thread about mainstream economics and its relationship with Marx. It and the linked previous “good discussion” threads can be summarised as “political economy is dead, economics is a hard science, all hail mathematics,” interspersed with grossly misinformed understandings of even the most basic Marxist takes.Continue reading Mainstream Economics and Political Economy
I need to research more before finalising/formalising a lot of points but here’s the general gist.
Every complex adaptive system is a system that basically generates knowledge from incorporated information, in order to extract more energy from the environment in a feedback loop.
Each level of this system is a holon- both a whole and a part unto itself. This is cool enough by itself but it has a lot of implications for human society.Continue reading A brief (and somewhat uninformed) summary of complex systems and their implications for human societies
I see the rhetoric that 100 companies produce 71% of world emissions thrown around a lot by people here. This statement is true, but somewhat misleading and I believe leads us to a somewhat incorrect attitude in terms of what’s actually happening.Continue reading A disambiguation about the “100 companies produce 71% of the world’s pollution” figure