My New Year's Resolution for Robin Hanson
By Bryan Caplan
I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. If I think I ought to change my behavior, I do so without delay. Fortunately, that doesn’t stop me from making resolutions for other people. Here’s a resolution I just proposed for Robin Hanson:
In 2010, he should write a book called Disagreement: The Problem and the Solution. Robin has spent several years deciding on a topic. Prediction markets? Disagreement? My solution: Combine both in
one grand book.
Part one of Disagreement explains the problem of disagreement, and answers all the
attempts to explain away the problem. Part two explains how prediction
markets are the best solution to disagreement. Part three introduces futarchy – and defends it despite the massive disagreement it provokes.
Think of the book as a Hansonian Anarchy, State, and Utopia.
Am I right?