The Economics of Star Trek

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After a few drinks on a hazy late summer afternoon, we enjoy popular culture philosophizing as much as anyone. Why did the unpopulated world of Philip Dick’s “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” become the crowded world of “Bladerunner?” What does Donny Darko say about the War on Terror? The trick with these conversations is to avoid the extreme level of specificity you remember hearing from the nerd turned pothead whose math notes you cribbed in college.
We give Kent State’s Dmitry Chernikov about a 4-out-of-10 rating on the nerdy-pothead scale. The graduate student in philosophy at Kent State University has penned a fun little essay on the economics of Star Trek—you know that magical future where money doesn’t exist and everyone is in the military. Sounds wonderful, right? Right? Hello?
Lessons From Star Trek or What is Good for Business? [LewRockwell.com]

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