"Explanations exist; they have existed for all time; there is always a well-known solution to every human problem — neat, plausible, and wrong." - H.L. Mencken
What will it take to get health spending under control?
Price transparency. First party payments. Data portability and interoperability. Eventually, computer assisted technicians.
What can be done to help the US middle class?
See above. YIMBY. More learning by doing.
Is there a low risk way to really help refugees?
Charter cities, not camps.
How do we fix inequality?
Wrong way to frame this question. Stop the rent seekers. More experiments in educational signaling.
What will it take to create peace in the Middle East?
Alternative energy. Nuclear power. Drill baby drill.
How can we reverse the political bifurcation of society?
Destroy the walled gardens. Bet on beliefs. A common enemy.
How do we prevent AI from taking over the world?