Maciej Cegłowski on Meltdowns

Well-written article from Maciej Cegłowski about financial and climatic meltdowns, and the inability of mass-media democracies to think sensibly about long-term issues. It prompted an interesting exchange today: Me: Any plan to deal with global climate change that's based on a fundamental change in human nature is going to fail. Him: You would have said that about slavery in 1800.
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