Matt Beard

1Joined Aug 2022


You got a plug on Marginal Revolution so that's a good start! I'm a student who is fairly new to EA, but just wanted to say integrating the practical insights of supply-side progressivism/state capacity libertarianism with this community is a great idea.

I think tractability will be the hardest part though. In the sclerotic government bureaucracy where I am interning, there are a lot of incentives to not get fired or to cover your ass, but that's about it. I'm not really seeing how your proposals could steer the inertia of the 1000000ft ship that is my department, but this is anecdotal.

A lot of our bs comes from the top down. Electing people with this attitude might be a better start than integrating smarter IT. But you clearly have expertise and I hope you keep writing about this!