Tree structures, the last mile problem, and the inevitability of hierarchy

See the image below. Imagine you start at the dot. Your job is to construct roads, in such a way to minimize the time spent traveling. It needs to be possible, starting at the dot, to arrive anywhere at the line. Here is the challenge: how do you construct the roads? If cost is not … Continue reading Tree structures, the last mile problem, and the inevitability of hierarchy

Proper Sovereignty Manifesto, Part 2: Georgism

Time has not treated Henry George well. He was the most famous economist in the world. In 1906, his books were more well known than Shakespeare’s plays, even among the members of the British Parliament. It goes without saying that he was the best-selling American writer of his era. About 200,000 people attended his funeral. … Continue reading Proper Sovereignty Manifesto, Part 2: Georgism