I'm convinced one reason people in the U.S. use more than an optimal amount of energy, is due to a lack of walkable communities.
Thomas Philippon explains that total factor productivity is linear, rather than exponential. More on additive growth from Tyler Cowen, Matt Clancy and Jeremy Neufeld. NBER working paper here.
Alas, tragedy never left us.
Ben Southwood wishes we could live closer to our friends. In the earlier years of this blog, I wrote about the possibilities of domestic summits as a way to form economic group settings. The dream was for individuals to explore relationships that lead to flexible service activity commitments. In particular, systems ownership which includes physical proximity could be established .
Chris Blattman on the psychological and strategic roots of war. Plus, a long war between Ukraine and Russia is frightening but plausible.