Re: the economics of transition to nanotech

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Tue Jan 11 2000 - 11:20:25 MST

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky wrote:
>It's the basic flaw in the capitalist game - it works great as long as
>people keep playing, but if one person wins, you wind up with a stable
>dictatorship. Unless someone violates the libertarian rules, of course.
>I think it may be an error to consider anything except the very early
>stages from an economic perspective.

?? An economic perspective is capable of analyzing lots of things
besides simple capitalism. Even a stable dictatorship.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
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