Enlaces: progreso, economía, ciudadanos, industrialización, y riñones

Cómo progresa el ser humano: "Decentralized evolution by trial and error, Ridley asserts, is the chief way improvements have emerged in all sorts of human endeavor, including "morality, the economy, culture, language, technology, cities, firms, education, history, law, government, God, money, and society." As the 18th century Scottish philosopher Adam Ferguson argued, these phenomena are the result of human action but not of human design. By book's end, Ridley has adeptly dismantled all forms of creationism, divine and progressive".

Críticas de Bryan Caplan a la economía del mercado laboral canónica: "Tenet #3: In the modern economy, nothing is more important than education.
Critique: After making obvious corrections for pre-existing ability, completion probability, and such, the return to education is pretty good for strong students, but mediocre or worse for weak students".

Soberbio Ruiz Soroa para descubrir el truco de muchos populistas:"[L]os ciudadanos han hablado y dicho algo que es profundamente diverso y divergente: un porcentaje quiere que le represente un partido, otra parte otro, y así sucesivamente. No han dicho colectivamente nada porque no son un ser colectivo, sino una pluralidad de individuos. Y la pluralidad es forzosamente dispersa, diversa y antagónica entre sí".

La industrialización de Estados Unidos, contada en Twitter, en dos partes (una y dos).

Tina Rosenberg sobre pagar a donantes de riñones: "Well, I just want to add one more piece of this. Which is that, yes, if your body is a sacred temple, then let's spare some thought to the thousands of people who die waiting for a kidney. I mean, yes, it might be: let's stipulate that it's okay; it's morally repugnant to pay someone for donating a kidney. It is certainly more morally repugnant to let someone die because they don't have one".

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