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25 Reasons Why Protectionism Is Taken Seriously When It's Actually a Form of Economic Suicide

"It’s a scientifically and mathematically provable fact that all tariffs, at any time and in any country, will harm economic growth, eliminate net jobs, destroy prosperity, and lower the standard of living of the protectionist country because tariffs are guaranteed by the ironclad laws of economics to generate costs to consumers that outweigh the benefits to producers, i.e. tariffs will always impose deadweight losses on the protectionist country (see diagram below, and “An economic analysis of protectionism clearly shows that Trump’s tariffs would make us poorer, not greater“). That is, the reality that tariffs always inflict great economic damage and leave society worse off is not a debatable outcome, rather it’s a provable fact, like the law of gravity."

https://fee.org/articles/25-reasons-why-protectionism-is-taken-seriously-when-its-actually-a-form-of-economic-suicide/

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Intro to Population Ethics in the context of existential risk.

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Senator Ted Cruz announces the beginning of the international AI arms race:

"Today, the United States is the preeminent leader in developing artificial intelligence. But that could soon change. According to the Wall Street Journal, 'the biggest buzz in China’s Internet industry isn’t about besting global tech giants by better adapting existing business models for the Chinese market. Rather, it’s about competing head-to-head with the U.S. and other tech powerhouses in the hottest area of technological innovation: artificial intelligence.'

"Ceding leadership in developing artificial intelligence to China, Russia and other foreign governments will not only place the United States at a technological disadvantage but it could also have implications for national security."

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Keep guaranteed-to-terminate functions & finite data separate from potentially unbounded data (I/O) and computations by giving them distinct types.

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