Social justice, rationalism, AI ethics, and libertarianism




  • The argument in Power without Knowledge is that technocracy is infeasible because of the unpredictability of human beings, who are free and unpredictable because of their vastly complex exposure to and thinking about ideas. Free thought begets free action, and any would-be technocrat faces an impossible task of mapping the landscape of these freedoms. A controlling government, such as those documented in Scott’s Seeing Like a State, will almost always make things worse.
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