This post is split out from my main summary of Algorithms to Live By by Brian Christian and Tom Griffiths. Check out that summary to […]
Spoonley discusses the demographic challenges facing New Zealand over the next few decades. The book tackles an interesting and neglected topic and its overall message (i.e. that there need to be informed, national discussions about this) seems sensible enough. Unfortunately, however, Spoonley’s writing isn’t great, and he relies too heavily on secondary sources.
The Total View suggests that we should seek to maximise total wellbeing, including by creating new lives. There are problems with the Total View that have concerning implications in practice.
I was listening to a podcast recently that talked about how people’s family situations and upbringings affected how they turned out. It […]