Monday, August 15, 2011

Looking forward in the discussion

I am going to want to talk about
  • money, as a social technology, coordination device, allocation and wealth, and its effect on social ties and relationships
  • preferences and how people make mistakes in what they want for the future
  • happiness, including recent research and whether it can be used as an intermediate aim that can gain wider acceptance
  • more about cities and what makes them flourish, including Jane Jacob's views.
  • ownership and property in the age of intangible investment. Who owns capital?

I think the answer I am groping towards is that money (and redistribution of money) is a social technology that is marvelous for solving material accumulation and loosening social barriers. But it has limits as a coordination device when the main things we want are not material or easily exchangeable.

No comments:

Post a Comment