Enhanced geothermal energy is potentially a nearly limitless source of competitive electricity. Increased energy efficiency is already saving businesses money and reducing emissions significantly. New generations of biomass energy — ones that do not rely on food crops, unlike the mistaken strategy of making ethanol from corn — are extremely promising. Sustainable forestry and agriculture both make economic as well as environmental sense. And all of these options would spread even more rapidly if we stopped subsidizing Big Oil and Coal and put a price on carbon that reflected the true cost of fossil energy — either through the much-maligned cap-and-trade approach, or through a revenue-neutral tax swap.
If you liked An Intuitive Explanation of Bayesian Reasoning , you may also wish to read A Technical Explanation of Technical Explanation by the same author, which goes into greater detail on the application of Bayescraft to human rationality and the philosophy of science. You may also enjoy the Twelve Virtues of Rationality and The Simple Truth . Other authors: E. T. Jaynes: Probability Theory With Applications in Science and Engineering (full text online). Theory and applications for Bayes' Theorem and Bayesian reasoning. See also Jaynes's magnum opus, Probability Theory: The Logic of Science .
Just over twenty years ago Francis Fukuyama declared liberal democracy the end of history. But history marched on, revealing rot in democracy’s roots. Around the world, from radical leftists in Venezuela and Greece to American Trump supporters, bitter voters wave their banners around populist demagogues. Nationalist movements, echoing those that lead to the first world war, are on the rise. The working classes reject globalization, immigration and economic liberalism. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, and other countries may soon follow suit. In the United States, the political parties are more polarized than ever before, with the most right-wing Democrat to the left of the most left-wing Republican. As a result, the United States faces gridlock and tribal politics rather than compromise solutions.