[ExI] retrainability of plebeians

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Mon May 4 11:49:00 UTC 2009

2009/5/4 Rafal Smigrodzki <rafal.smigrodzki at gmail.com>:

> Think about it this way: from our general knowledge of science and
> perusing the Tesla website we can be reasonably sure that you can
> build good electric cars (like the T roadster) but unfortunately there
> is not enough lithium available to make them cheap as well. Same with
> capitalism - we know from theory and from occasional lucky situations
> (Hong Kong, Singapore) that you can build a more capitalist society
> than the US is, and that it would be a much better society.
> Unfortunately, building a capitalist society takes a lot of things
> that are in short supply - intelligence, humility, freedom from
> natural human biases, and that's why it isn't happening.

It doesn't matter what it takes, once everyone sees how good it is
they will copy it or be left behind.

Stathis Papaioannou

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