The Real Trolley Problem for Self-driving Cars

On March 18, 2018, Uber murdered a women with one of their (apparently not) criminally dangerous “self-driving” cars. The reason was that she was crossing the road outside a pedestrian’s crossing, so the car did not recognise her as a pedestrian (it didn’t expect […]

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Schrödinger’s Immigrant and Crushing Fascism

Here’s a juicy one in a totally non-controversial field: immigration.  Today at work, the topic of Schrödinger’s immigrant came up, as it does.  Schrödinger’s immigrant is the idea that immigrants simultaneously “take all our jobs” and “are unemployed and exploit the social system.” This […]

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Is Economy Modern-Day Astrology?

An acquaintance posted something socialist with a comment comparing economics to astrology the other day.  The comparison intrigued me, not because I agreed nor because I found it ridiculously outrageous, but because it wonderfully illustrates the problem people on either side of the political […]

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