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Noahpinion 20235 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. The concept of comparative advantage means that even in a world where AI outperforms humans in many tasks, humans can still find plentiful, high-paying jobs by focusing on what they do relatively better compared to other tasks.
  2. Wages have historically increased despite automation, suggesting that the job market continuously evolves and diversifies, creating new tasks for humans to perform.
  3. Concerns about AI causing human obsolescence and stagnant wages should be considered in the context of factors like energy constraints and the potential for increased inequality and adjustment challenges in the economy.
Yet Another Value Blog 1159 implied HN points 27 Jan 24
  1. The concept of an opportunity cost stock is important in investing for making trade offs and decisions.
  2. Buffett's choice of Wells Fargo as his opportunity cost stock highlights the importance of timeless industries and consistent returns.
  3. Flexibility and adaptability are crucial in managing opportunity cost stocks as circumstances and information change.
Economic Forces 7 implied HN points 05 Oct 23
  1. Price theory focuses on analyzing how real world agents arrive at agreeable prices through a process of exchange.
  2. Price theory emphasizes that competition is omnipresent and considers how firms strategically respond to rivals in a competitive context.
  3. Prices coordinate economic behavior across markets, carry important information, and contribute to resolving the coordination problem through mechanisms beyond price changes.
Metarational 19 implied HN points 24 Apr 21
  1. Comparing ratios of costs and benefits can be a good way to determine value in situations where the monetary cost is a dominant factor influencing consumption decisions.
  2. In scenarios with hidden costs like opportunity costs, it's crucial to consider all factors involved in the decision-making process, not just the monetary cost.
  3. Intuition is often better at comparing similar things rather than dissimilar ones, so using ratios of costs and benefits in decision-making can be effective when assessing similar items.
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