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Human race 2016 Kardashev score

BP has released its latest world energy outlook report, and from page 8 of the PDF here we see that total world energy consumption was 13,276.3 Mtoe in 2016. Following the prescription I laid out previously here, we can calculate human … Continue reading

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Year in review 2016

2016 is over, so it’s time to update the end-of-year civilization benchmarks. I’ve dropped the solar power production as energy was already covered by the Kardashev score and overindexing on one particular technology is probably unwise. I’m also not so … Continue reading

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Book Review: Hidden Order

Hidden Order: The Economics of Everyday Life by David Friedman Hidden Order is my favorite popular economics introduction, because, rather than being a sequence of interesting stories making a point, it has the logic and structure of a textbook: starting … Continue reading

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