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Erybody had everything they wanted or needed Trekonomics the premier book in financial journalist Felix Salmon's imprint PiperText approaches scarcity economics by coming at it backwards through thinking about a universe where scarcity does not exist Delving deep i The author uses Star Trek Next Generation as an example of society without money people can work or not work as they wish because the replicator creates any and all things that people would want Th

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Trekonomics

Manu Saadia has managed to show us one reason perhaps the most compelling one of all why we all need the world of Star Trek to one day become the world we live in Chris Black Writer and Co Executive Producer Star Trek Enterprise What would the world look like if ev Tea Earl Grey hotSo spoke Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard on many episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation But economist and consummate Trekkie Manu Saadia explains how getting the

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Nto the details and intricacies of 24th century society Trekonomics explores post scarcity and whether we as humans are euipped for it What are the prospects of automation and artificial intelligence Is there really no money in Star Trek Is Trekonomics at all possibl As a lifelong Star Trek fan who has been reading economists Brad DeLong who provided the Introduction and Paul Krugman who provided technical commentary for years and years this was so well targete


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  1. says:

    Tea Earl Grey hotSo spoke Sir Patrick Stewart as Captain Jean Luc Picard on many episodes of Star Trek The Next Generation But economist and consummate Trekkie Manu Saadia explains how getting the Captain his tea was both simpler and complicated than would be expectedExploring how the Star Trek universe existed in a post scarcity society where people no longer had to work to survive Saadia shares his exceptional knowledge of both economic

  2. says:

    This is an excellent book but for a niche audience You need to have watched Star Trek I mean all of it And you need to be interested in economics Satisfy that and you'll have a fun time with this

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    Money is one of humanity’s most clever and enduring technologies It is a brilliant way of transferring value across vast distances and decentralizing our economy Barter makes sense on a hyperlocal neighbourly scale but you can’t

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    As a long time Star Trek fan who has a bit of interest in economics I thought this was an interesting read I wish that the author had spent a bit time developing how a society would actually get to the point of not using money for anything The part about the replicator making the cost of most goods drop to zero makes sense but what about everything else There are only so many seats at fancy restaurants or musi

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    The author uses Star Trek Next Generation as an example of society without money people can work or not work as they wish because the replicator creates any and all things that people would want Through a lively discussion the author brings us to today well worth the journey The replicator is fiction however technology and robotics are essential doing the same thing there will not be enough jobs in the future for our wor

  6. says:

    Long time fans of Asimov Star Trek and related s f will appreciate this rumination on Roddenberry's utopia How improbable is the Trek scenario

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    This is a rather hard book to review because I wanted so so much to love it The second I saw an internet article

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    As a lifelong Star Trek fan who has been reading economists Brad DeLong who provided the Introduction and Paul Krugman who provided technical commentary for years and years this was so well targeted at me it might as well have been a photon torpedo sorry I couldn't have been interested in an explanation of the economic logic of the post scarcity paradise depicted in the best televised science fiction franchise of all time While th

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    I heard about this book via Scalzi's Big Idea feature and it sounded awesome so I picked it up right away The author set out to write

  10. says:

    Nice choice Mom Thank you for the recommendation Live long and prosper thus alludes to another kind of prosperity the kind