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Economist meets Physicist

2012-09-27 21:38:53.231865+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

Do The Math: Exponential Economist Meets Finite Physicist

Reflecting on it, I kept thinking, “This should not have happened. A prominent economist should not have to walk back statements about the fundamental nature of growth when talking to a scientist with no formal economics training.” But as the evening progressed, the original space in which the economist roamed got painted smaller and smaller.

Interesting to think about energy as the percent of GDP that needs to shrink in the same way that we now think about subsistence food costs as that portion which shrank.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-09-27 22:44:29.78352+00 by: Dan Lyke

Oh, this is probably a good place for me to loudly praise Gregory Clark's A Farewell To Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World again.