Ineffective Theory

Links for July 2021

An extensive reading list on the economics of innovation.

Hayek on intellectuals, and indeed on the social construction of science. Relatedly, Musa al-Gharbi on a particular modern aspect of this dynamic.

Weights for a network of comparable performance to GPT-3 have been released.

The rust compiler is a SAT solver, although not a particularly fast one.

Some evidence that society is become more depressed-ish over time. See the Hacker News discussion for appropriate skepticism, but I don’t think anything mentioned there invalidates the conclusion that there’s a trend in written English towards more distorted phrasing and thinking. See also Scott Alexander: “He who has ears to hear, let him listen.”.

From Balaji Srinivasan, cryptocurrency as economic education.