Re: Upload Economics

From: Robin Hanson (
Date: Mon Jul 17 2000 - 11:13:53 MDT

Robert Bradbury wrote:
>Robin, I agree with your reasoning (the economic part of it),
>... My problem though is how you are going to sell it to all
>those people who give those irrational answers to the polls
>you cite?
>Would your analysis suggest the only way out (for the
>population as a whole, if you want their support) is
>a Moravecian "tax the robots" (or uploads) approach?

I would support taxing uploads over not allowing them to exist.
But I prefer private ex anti insurance to public ex post tax.

Robin Hanson
Asst. Prof. Economics, George Mason University
MSN 1D3, Carow Hall, Fairfax VA 22030
703-993-2326 FAX: 703-993-2323

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