Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Is Nerdiness Good for Society?

So suggests Robin Hanson:
If, as it seems to me, nerd social handicaps reduce nerd abilities to connive far more than their abilities to cooperate, then people should try too hard to avoid being exploited nerds, relative to a social optimum. If so, we have too few nerds, and all else equal we should want to subsidize nerds, to get more of them.

Sounds good to me...

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