Justin Jacoby Smith is an organizer, web geek, Buddhist, and poet.

solving fundamental information problems

The brain, the computer, and the economy: all three are devices whose purpose is to solve fundamental information problems in coordinating the activities of individual units – the neurons, the transistors, or individual people. As we improve our understanding of the problems that any one of these devices solves – and how it overcomes obstacles in doing so – we learn something valuable about all three.

Shiller on the links between different kinds of complex adaptive systems.