Quick links (#7)

Creative chaos in China’s digital economy.

On the politics and economics of Chinese urbanization.

A variety of takes on the return of Confucius.

Geographical distribution of Chinese economic product (a few big cities account for more than half).

Two noteworthy China energy stories.


Marc Andreessen goes intersectional on Warren Buffet’s ass (on Bitcoin): “The historical track record of old white men crapping on new technology they don’t understand is at, I think, 100%.” Author Christopher Matthews comments: “… both men are right. (And that’s why they have so much more money than you.)”

Justine Tunney interviewed on the case for Googleplex government. (A little backstory here, here, here, and here.)

Acceleration — the Iranian angle. + Accelerationism’s most formidable opponent to date — ordinaryism. ++ A recent piece by UF’s favorite accelerationist Javier Urbina (in Spanish).

In the cross-hairs of the robot revolution: lawyers and literary critics. + A survival guide.

An alternative route to AI?

The Santa Fe Institute is offering free online courses in complexity.

Cosmic inflation (is wild).

When philosophers are horrified.

Emmanuel Todd at Samizdata.

Hating on the neoliberalism.

The Guardian offers a reason for libertarian-types to welcome global warming (the carbonized path to Dynamic Geography).

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