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On the Problem of the Island of Earth: Introducing a Universal Theory of Value in an Open Letter to The President of the United States

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  • Funk, Matt

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This paper introduces a unified theory of value.

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  • Funk, Matt, 2008. "On the Problem of the Island of Earth: Introducing a Universal Theory of Value in an Open Letter to The President of the United States," MPRA Paper 14489, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    theory of value; evolutionary stable solution; economic power; military power; national security; global threat mitigation; extinction; human evolution; ideological environmentalism; the problem of induction; karl popper; F.A. von Hayek; austrian economics;

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    • B40 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Economic Methodology - - - General
    • A12 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Relation of Economics to Other Disciplines
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General

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