Arnold Kling’s insightful new book can help you understand your political opponents as basically reasonable, if wrong. It is a must-read for those who want to improve the quality of their discourse or subvert the political-industrial complex.
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Yes and no. Marriage is not a static institution. It evolves in response to the economic incentives that men and women face. Improvements in wealth and in the labor market prospects for women have changed the social equilibrium. We are less willing to tolerate the reductions in autonomy that the most difficult aspects of marriage impose upon us. This is not the end of the world.
Over 30 years after its introduction, email remains the source of much stress. Its asynchronicity solves the problem of coordinating on availability, but at the expense of filling recipients’ inboxes—and minds—with a flood of decisions to be made. We need technologies and institutions that can help make those decisions for us, reduce the volume of mail, and reinvigorate synchronous communication.
“Permissionless innovation” is not just a great slogan for the online world—it describes what we need in the physical world as well. To a significant extent, we can replace existing permission-based regulation with centuries-old restitution-based tort law, which does not require innovators to seek permission in advance.