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Blog Archive for the ‘Economics’ Category

The Data of Long-lived Institutions

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on October 21st, 02020

The following transcript has been edited for length and clarity.  I want to lead you through some of the research that I’ve been doing on a meta-level around long-lived institutions, as well as some observations of the ways various systems have lasted for hundreds of thousands of years.  Long . . .   Read More

Mariana Mazzucato on the Economics Behind the Apollo Moon Landing

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on July 17th, 02019

Getting to the moon and back again required unprecedented innovation across different sectors of the United States economy. Read More

How Warren Buffett Won His Multi-Million Dollar Long Bet

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 17th, 02018

This year, Warren Buffett won his multi-million dollar, decade-long Long Bet.

From the preacher warning that the day of reckoning is nigh, to the sports analyst prognosticating about the outcome of next week’s big game, to the fortune teller calling for hard times in Mercury retrograde, predictions are pervasive, but accountability is. . .   Read More

Warren Buffett Wins Multi-Million Dollar Long Bet

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 9th, 02018

SAN FRANCISCO, CA. February 9, 02018.* The Long Now Foundation today announced that it has arrived at a decision for Long Bets #362, popularly known as the “Million Dollar Buffett Bet,” between Warren Buffett and Protégé Partners LLC. Warren Buffett has won the bet, and by a significant margin.

In the bet, Warren Buffett. . .   Read More

A Brief Economic History of Time

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on March 16th, 02017

“The age of exploration and the industrial revolution completely changed the way people measure time, understand time, and feel and talk about time,” writes Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. “This made people more productive, but did it make them any happier?”

In a wide-ranging essay touching upon the advent of the wristwatch, railroads, and. . .   Read More

Ancient Venture Capitalism and its Lessons for the Modern Economy

by Charlotte Hajer on September 24th, 02015

Our understanding of ancient civilizations can be spotty. Because not all cultural artifacts withstand the test of time, we have to piece together our portraits of these societies with partial clues, making inferences where needed to cover gaps in the archaeological record.
But one of these clues offers a remarkably detailed picture of economic life. . .   Read More

Paul Saffo, “The Creator Economy”

by Mikl Em on April 15th, 02015

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Creator Economy
Tuesday March 31, 02015 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Saffo Seminar page.
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The Creator Economy – a summary. . .   Read More

Warren Buffett maintains his lead in his $1 million Long Bet

by Andrew Warner on March 13th, 02015

In 02008, Warren Buffett placed a Long Bet that will take until 02017 to resolve. He predicted that for those ten years, “the S & P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses.”

Below is a summary of how. . .   Read More

Mariana Mazzucato, “Government as Radical, Patient VC”

by Andrew Warner on April 16th, 02014

This lecture was presented as part of The Long Now Foundation’s monthly Seminars About Long-term Thinking.

The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Private vs. Public Sector Myths
Monday March 24, 02014 – San Francisco

Video is up on the Mazzucato Seminar page for Members.
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Mariana Mazzucato Seminar Primer

by Andrew Warner on March 10th, 02014

Since the Enlightenment and its corresponding assumptions of social-technological progress, scholars have debated what political and economic systems best facilitate technological growth.
These days, one of the common assumptions of the technology sector is that the government is fundamentally a limiting force when it comes to innovation. This view is a well-established conservative. . .   Read More

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