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Or, My Dinner With Andre the Giant Economist.
Another fun bit from Tom Murphy. Shades of Plato’s Republic.
…The upshot is that at a 2.3% growth rate (conveniently chosen to represent a 10× increase every century), we would reach boiling temperature in about 400 years. [Pained expression from economist.]
The economist says he believes that energy will become “arbitrarily cheap” in the future, before realizing how stupid that is.
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