The role economic policy plays in our existential fate as a species isn’t exactly an intuitive connection to make between these two apparently disparate domains, but I shall attempt to do so nonetheless.

Time Preference

The first concept we must understand is time preference. This simply means the relative value an individual places on consuming something now versus consuming it at a later date. Those with a low time preference over-weight short term considerations, while those with a high-time preference favour the long term by delaying gratification.

*The focus of this conversation is on affluent societies where immediate material necessities…

Brian Cronin

I am interested in epistemology, metacognition, philosophy, ethics, complex systems, and elevating our collective consciousness.

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